The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


Applications of cold plasma to CO2 chemistry

November 12, 2013 all-day
University of York
University of York
Heslington, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD
Mike North

CO2Chem ‘Chemical Approaches Cluster’ meeting

Applications of cold plasma to CO2 chemistry

13th November 2013

University of York

One of the challenges in CO2 chemistry is how to activate the CO2 molecule in an energy efficient manner. The use of cold plasma has great potential in this regard and it is known that various sorts of cold plasma can be formed and for example will break a C=O bond in CO2 to form CO.

This one day meeting of the Chemical Approaches Cluster will include:

·         Two scene setting presentations given by:

Prof. Richard van de Sanden, director of DIFFER

Prof. Timo Gans, professor of low temperature plasma (University of York)

·         ‘Flash presentations’ from attendees on their results or interests.

·         Ample networking time

·         Working groups to identify future challenges and opportunities

·         Consortium building opportunities for funding applications.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. To assist with room booking and catering, please email Michael North ( to confirm your attendance by 1st November.