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

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
Enhanced CO2 electroreduction with metal-nitrogen-doped carbons in a continuous flow reactor
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION
Duarte, M; Daems, N; Hereijgers, J; Arenas-Esteban, D; Bals, S; Breugelmans, T
Integration of aprotic CO2 reduction to oxalate at a Pb catalyst into a GDE flow cell configuration
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
FARADAY DISCUSSIONS
Konig, M; Lin, SH; Vaes, J; Pant, D; Klemm, E
Emerging technologies: general discussion
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
FARADAY DISCUSSIONS
Bardow, A; Bizzarri, C; Cao, XE; Cowan, AJ; Cummings, C; Hernandez, VD; Doan, H; Dowson, G; Ghosh, S; Gil, V; Gugujonovic, K; Kamali, AR; Konig, M; Leitner, W; Luo, JS; Madhav, D; Maneiro, M; Manyar, H; McCord, S; Moore, E; North, M; Pant, D; Perry, S; Po
The inhibition of the proton donor ability of bicarbonate promotes the electrochemical conversion of CO2 in bicarbonate solutions
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION
Gutierrez-Sanchez, O; Daems, N; Offermans, W; Birdja, YY; Bulut, M; Pant, D; Breugelmans, T

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