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

A meta-analysis of acetogenic and methanogenic microbiomes in microbial electrosynthesis
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
NPJ BIOFILMS AND MICROBIOMES
Mills, S; Dessi, P; Pant, D; Farras, P; Sloan, WT; Collins, G; Ijaz, UZ
Engineering Aspects for the Design of a Bicarbonate Zero-Gap Flow Electrolyzer for the Conversion of CO2 to Formate
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES
Gutierrez-Sanchez, O; De Mot, B; Bulut, M; Pant, D; Breugelmans, T
Membrane bioreactors for syngas permeation and fermentation
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CRITICAL REVIEWS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Elisiario, MP; De Wever, H; Van Hecke, W; Noorman, H; Straathof, AJJ
Technological progress and readiness level of microbial electrosynthesis and electrofermentation for carbon dioxide and organic wastes valorization
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY
Roy, M; Aryal, N; Zhang, YF; Patil, SA; Pant, D
Microbial electrochemical approaches of carbon dioxide utilization for biogas upgrading
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
CHEMOSPHERE
Aryal, N; Zhang, YF; Bajracharya, S; Pant, D; Chen, XY

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