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The CO2Chem Winter School – Exploring CO2 Utilisation and the 3rd Annual Status Conference 2019


In January 2020 we will be running a co-ordinated week of events from the 20th – 23rd:

  • CO2Chem Winter School – Exploring CO2 Utilisation – 20th to 22nd January 2020
  • CO2Chem Reception and Annual Dinner – 22nd January 2020 (evening)
  • 3rd CO2Chem Annual Status Conference – 23rd January 2020

The CO2Chem Winter School will explore the CO2 Utilisation agenda, including socio-economic and environmental underpinnings, central research challenges and latest drivers, progress and opportunities. The course suits post-graduates and early career researchers.

The CO2Chem Reception and Annual Dinner is an opportunity for meeting and networking with CO2Chem members.  The early evening reception will include addresses from opinion formers representing industry, academia and government.

The CO2Chem Annual Status Conference brings together members of the network to share latest updates and research developments in CO2 Utilisation.

You are warmly welcome to attend any combination.

Venue: all the above events will be held at Sheffield United FC (The 1889 Suite), one of England’s oldest and most renowned stadiums.


CO2Chem Winter School – £150 (students) £200 (non students)

Annual Reception and Dinner – £25

CO2Chem 3rd Annual Status Conference – free

Booking: to book tickets please click here.

Getting there: the Stadium is on a good bus route, is a 10-15 minute walk from Sheffield railway station and there is parking onsite.

Accommodation: is available nearby at The Copthorne Hotel.  Please book direct with the hotel.

Further information can be accessed here.

IEA – Putting CO2 to use. Creating value from emissions.

This analysis considers the near-term market potential for five key categories of CO2-derived products and services: fuels, chemicals, building materials from minerals, building materials from waste, and CO2 use to enhance the yields of biological processes.

CO2Chem contributed to this publication.  Further reading. 

CO2nsistent – Research Assistant Job Opportunity at TU Berlin

TU Berlin is recruiting a research assistant for the CO2nsistent project.

Core of the work will be development of TEA/LCA methodology and conducting CCUS case studies.

Further details.



BBC Radio Kent – discussing transport issues

BBC Radio Kent (23/08/19)

CO2Chem Video Prize 2019

We are pleased to publicise that a new science-media prize has been announced for 2019.

The prize will be awarded in two categories for the best short form documentary showing how Carbon Dioxide Utilisation can be used as part of an approach to remove fossil-based carbon from the economy.

This is all part of an effort to reduce and then reverse the harmful effects of climate change.

Click here for further details of the prize.

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 15th November 2019.

We look forward to experiencing your creativity.

The CO2Chem Network

BASF Symposium – Call for Contributions

BASF Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry – IUPAC Paris 2019
Theme: Chemistry Across the Themes
Symposium: Sustainable Chemistry, Materials and Resources for the City of the 2050s
Date/Time: 2-6pm,  July 8th

Symposium Flyer        PLEASE NOTE: Abstract Submission has been extended to 21st April
Abstract Submission

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Steven Chu: University of Stanford, Nobel Prize in Physics, former U.S. Secretary of Energy to President Barack Obama
  • Dr. Jonathan Cullen: University of Cambridge – Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
  • Professor Marc Hillmyer: University of Minnesota – Shaping the future of plastics through sustainable polymer science and technology

IUPAC 2019
The symposium forms part of the 47th IUPAC Congress, to be held in Paris July 5-12 2019
Event website and full programme


CCUS – Special Issue – Call for Contributions

Applied Energy:
Advances in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a vital and potentially effective technology to substantially decrease CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels. There is an urgent need for research and development to deliver cost-effective CCUS technologies for the capture, conversion, utilization, transportation, and storage of CO2.

This Special Issue, which will highlight the technological developments and future opportunities, as well as the current status of CCUS technology options, will be of great value to engineers, scientists and decision makers working in academia, industry and government. It will help to accelerate advanced research and development on CCUS technologies, while emphasizing their challenges from a sustainable perspective. Recognizing the diverse nature of CCUS, we invite researchers to submit their high-quality review or original research papers that discuss fundamental processes and emerging strategies, field, laboratory, and modeling studies.

Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2019
Final decision notification: December 31, 2019

Full Details, including ‘Guide to Authors’ here.


Help Transform Tomorrow!

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield is recruiting 5 new academics to join their vibrant community, apply online today. Watch this video on why to work in the department.

The department has identified the following fields of particular interest – including some with clear relevance to Carbon Dioxide Utilisation.

  • Biological Engineering (focussing on bioprocess engineering or biopharmaceutical engineering to support the Pharmaceutical Engineering programmes)
  • Systems Engineering / Sustainable Engineering (including Energy but relevant to chemical/biological engineering) and
  • Process Safety (to fulfil the ambition of developing excellence in process safety research and education).

Outstanding candidates in other areas of chemical engineering will also be considered.

Closing date: 24 April 2019                                                 Recruitment Details

Catalysis: from understanding to applications (Summer School)

The 1st Summer School “Catalysis: from understanding to applications” integrating heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis, will be held in Albi (South West France) during June 18-21, 2019.

The School presents modern approaches to understand the mechanism of homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic catalytic reactions, with a focus on the activation of small molecules. A foundation for those seeking to develop new catalytic systems for a sustainable chemistry.

This event particularity suits PhD students, Post-docs, Master students, and may also be of interest to academic and industrial engineers and researchers.

Event Website           Programme            Registration is open until April 30, 2019


Programme for Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers (Cologne, March 2019)

Nova have announced a near final programme for their 7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers.

Online registration is here.

CO2Chem members qualify for a 15% discount – contact for details.

This years’s conference includes an associated prize: “Innovation Award on the best CO2-based product or technology 2019”.  Application deadline is the 4th February.