BIOCON-CO2 Summer School

The BIOCON-CO2 Summer School webinar series ‘CO2OLING THE EARTH SUMMER SCHOOL II: FOCUS ON BIO-CCU’ took place over three days from September 29th to October 1st. The Summer School had been scheduled to take place in Athens, however a decision was made to move it online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event was a continuation of the Co2oling the Earth training series from the European CCUS research and development community. It was an open and multidisciplinary event which invited all CCUS stakeholders to share knowledge and learn from each other. The Summer School was organised by the Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants of the National Technical University of Athens and the BIOCON-CO2 consortium.

The webinars covered a broad range of topics including:

  • CO2separation and capture technologies
  • Chemical CO2conversion
  • Research project knowledge sharing sessions
  • Environmental and legislative aspects towards the circular economy
  • Genetic engineering for CO2conversion applications
  • Biological CO2conversion
  • CCS and CCU industrialisation prospects, challenges and possible synergies
  • Electrochemical & electrobiocatalytic CCU applications
  • CO2sequestration

The multidisciplinary training event was attended by academics and industry professionals from all over Europe. Places for the Summer School were in high demand, with a waiting list established before the agenda was even released. Overall, the event was a success with many of the learnings and expertise from the BIOCON-CO2 project being shared with a wide audience.