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 electrosynthesis feasibility evaluation at high bicarbonate concentrations with enriched homoacetogenic biocathode
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
Mohanakrishna, G; Abu Reesh, IM; Vanbroekhoven, K; Pant, D
Bifunctional Nickel-Nitrogen-Doped-Carbon-Supported Copper Electrocatalyst for CO2 Reduction
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
Choukroun, D; Daems, N; Kenis, T; Van Everbroeck, T; Hereijgers, J; Altantzis, T; Bals, S; Cool, P; Breugelmans, T
Mass transfer and hydrodynamic characterization of structured 3D electrodes for electrochemistry
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL
Hereijgers, J; Schalck, J; Breugelmans, T
Long-term open circuit microbial electrosynthesis system promotes methanogenesis
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF ENERGY CHEMISTRY
Mateos, R; Escapa, A; San-Martin, MI; De Wever, H; Sotres, A; Pant, D
Possibilities for the biologically-assisted utilization of CO2-rich gaseous waste streams generated during membrane technological separation of biohydrogen
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION
Bakonyi, P; Peter, J; Koter, S; Mateos, R; Kumar, G; Kook, L; Rozsenberszki, T; Pientka, Z; Kujawski, W; Kim, SH; Nemestothy, N; Belafi-Bako, K; Pant, D

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