CO2 utilisation proposes to use CO2 as a building block for the chemical industry, to in time replace fossil-based carbon as a feedstock. It is imperative that the CO2 conversion
happens using renewable energy as much as possible. Therefore, at RCCS, we pioneer material synthesis and engineering methods for photocatalysis
(conversion of CO2 under the influence of direct sunlight),
electrocatalysis (conversion of CO2 using renewable electricity),
and hydrogenation (conversion of CO2 with renewable hydrogen). The
resulting products are typical building blocks for the chemical industry, such
as carbonates, methanol, or carbon monoxide. We complement this cutting-edge engineering science with frontier system analysis methods, focussing on
identifying trade-offs, hot spots and enablers of making CO2 utilisation “net-zero-CO2-emissions” over its entire life-cycle.