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

Microbial electrochemical approaches of carbon dioxide utilization for biogas upgrading
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CHEMOSPHERE
Aryal, N; Zhang, YF; Bajracharya, S; Pant, D; Chen, XY
A State-of-the-Art Update on Integrated CO2 Capture and Electrochemical Conversion Systems
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CHEMELECTROCHEM
Gutierrez-Sanchez, O; Bohlen, B; Daems, N; Bulut, M; Pant, D; Breugelmans, T
Insight in the behavior of bipolar membrane equipped carbon dioxide electrolyzers at low electrolyte flowrates
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL
De Mot, B; Hereijgers, J; Daems, N; Breugelmans, T
Sn-Based Electrocatalyst Stability: A Crucial Piece to the Puzzle for the Electrochemical CO2 Reduction toward Formic Acid
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ACS ENERGY LETTERS
Van Daele, K; De Mot, B; Pupo, M; Daems, N; Pant, D; Kortlever, R; Breugelmans, T
Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide into Formate: A Comprehensive Review
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
CHEMELECTROCHEM
Al-Tamreh, SA; Ibrahim, MH; El-Naas, MH; Vaes, J; Pant, D; Benamor, A; Amhamed, A

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