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

Review of pressurized chemical looping processes for power generation and chemical production with integrated CO2 capture
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
Osman, M; Khan, MN; Zaabout, A; Cloete, S; Amini, S
Enhancing the gas-liquid mass transfer during microbial electrosynthesis by the variation of CO2 flow rate
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY
Rojas, MDA; Zaiat, M; Gonzalez, ER; De Wever, H; Pant, D
An all-oxide electrolysis cells for syngas production with tunable H-2/CO yield via co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES
Bian, LZ; Duan, CC; Wang, LJ; Chen, ZY; Hou, YT; Peng, J; Song, XW; An, SL; O'Hayre, R
Advanced Routes of Biological and Bio-electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Mitigation Toward Carbon Neutrality
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
FRONTIERS IN ENERGY RESEARCH
Kondaveeti, S; Abu-Reesh, IM; Mohanakrishna, G; Bulut, M; Pant, D
Towards highly efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction: Cell designs, membranes and electrocatalysts
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
Tufa, RA; Chanda, D; Ma, M; Aili, D; Demissie, TB; Vaes, J; Li, QF; Liu, SH; Pant, D

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