Technologies for the reuse of CO2 enable storage of renewable energy and/or the synthesis of valuable chemicals with CO2 as carbon source. In this symposium interactive workshops will be organized, dwelling on the state of art of three promising fields: photochemistry, electrochemistry and plasma chemistry.
All participants will have to choose their prefered workshop during registration.
Direct conversion of solar energy into chemical energy can be realized with natural photosynthesis (for instance with micro-algae) or via forms of artificial photosynthesis or via absorption of sunlight by other systems like metal nanoparticles (plasmon). In the latter cases development of micro mass flow logistics, mimicking the complex natural system, is needed.
In view of the electrification of the chemical industry, new electrochemical conversions have to be developed and upscaled to realistic industrial scale. Simple electrochemical processes as well as bio-electrochemical systems are under study.
The use of various plasma reactors, whether or not combined with “in plasma” or “after plasma” catalysis, provides new ways of using renewable electricity for selective and efficient chemical conversions.
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Eleven partners participate in the ‘EnOp’ project: four from The Netherlands (Brightlands Chemelot Campus, TNO, TU Eindhoven, DIFFER), six from Flanders (KU Leuven, Ghent University, University of Antwerp, Hasselt University, VITO, Thomas More) and one from Germany (University RWTH Aachen-DWI). Brightlands Chemelot Campus is leading the consortium.