The process industry is an important contributor of global emission of greenhouse gasses and has a significant impact on climate change. In this context Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) can offer solutions, by using CO2 as raw material for the production of fuels, polymers, chemicals and building materials. Today, VITO develops efficient CCU technologies, always with economically relevant value chains as a starting point, based on market trend insights and legal frameworks for end products.

Projects

CO2PERATE

D2M: Dioxide to Monoxide

P2C: power to chemicals - ammonia synthesis

Captin: Intensification of CO2 capture processes

Bac-to-Fuel: bacterial conversion of CO2 and renewable H2 into biofuels

Electrons to High Value Chemical Products

CATCO2RE

Capra: upgrading steel mill off gas to caproic acid and derivatives using anaerobic biotechnology

BioRECO2VER: biological routes for CO2 conversion into chemical building blocks

CO2PERATE - techno economic assessment

Microbial electrosynthesis

Publications

Acetic acid, growth rate, and mass transfer govern shifts in CO metabolism of Clostridium autoethanogenum
Year: 
2023
Journal: 
APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Elisiario, MP; Van Hecke, W; De Wever, H; Noorman, H; Straathof, AJJ
Electrochemical reduction of CO2 into formate/formic acid: A review of cell design and operation
Year: 
2023
Journal: 
SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
Ewis, D; Arsalan, M; Khaled, M; Pant, D; Ba-Abbad, MM; Amhamed, A; El-Naas, MH
Enhanced Pomegranate-Structured SnO2 Electrocatalysts for the Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Formate
Year: 
2023
Journal: 
CHEMELECTROCHEM
Van Daele, K; Arenas-Esteban, D; Choukroun, D; Hoekx, S; Rossen, A; Daems, N; Pant, D; Bals, S; Breugelmans, T
A new look to the old solvent: Mass transfer performance and mechanism of CO2 absorption into pure monoethanolamine in a spray column
Year: 
2023
Journal: 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING-PROCESS INTENSIFICATION
Kayahan, E; Di Caprio, U; van den Bogaert, A; Khan, MN; Bulut, M; Braeken, L; Van Gerven, T; Leblebici, ME
Microbial electrosynthesis of acetate from CO2 in three-chamber cells with gas diffusion biocathode under moderate saline conditions
Year: 
2023
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ECOTECHNOLOGY
Dessi, P; Buenano-Vargas, C; Martinez-Sosa, S; Mills, S; Trego, A; Ijaz, UZ; Pant, D; Puig, S; O'Flaherty, V; Farras, P

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