BIOtechnological processes based on microbial platforms for the CONversion of CO2 from the iron and steel industry into commodities for chemicals and plastics

BIOCON-CO2 aims to develop and validate a platform of flexible and versatile techniques capable of using biological processes to transform raw CO2 waste from the iron, steel, cement and electric power industries into value-added chemicals and plastics.

Exploring novel biotechnological solutions, the project intends to generate new knowledge to develop commercially viable strategies for reducing Europe’s dependency on fossil fuel resources. This will lead to the increased sustainability of the chemical industry and provide support for European leadership in CO2 re-use technologies.

Latest news

BIOCON-CO2 at EFIB 2018, Toulouse, France

The BIOCON-CO2 consortium will be represented by project partner Wageningen University (WUR) at this year’s EFIB Forum, which takes place 16-18 October in Toulouse, France. Information on the project will be made available to over 500 attendees at the event, which hosts some of the world’s leading industry experts from across the industrial biotechnology supply chain.

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Promising research presented at Clostridium 2018 by BIOCON-CO2 partners

The BIOCON-CO2 consortium were represented at the Clostridium Conference in Freising, Germany this September by Ira Lauer of Fraunhofer IME, who presented her team’s most recent research at the event’s poster session.

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BIOCON-CO2 Aims to Convert CO2 Produced by Industry into Valuable Commodities

BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2 aims to re-use excess CO2 produced from the iron, steel, cement and electric power industries to create value-added chemicals and plastics.

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Upcoming events

20 - 21 Mar

Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Straße 1, 50668 Köln, Germany

The conference is aimed at providing international major players from the field of sustainable fuels, chemicals and polymers from CO2 with an opportunity to present and discuss the...

15 - 16 May

Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Straße 1, 50668 Köln, Germany


14 - 18 Jun

Frankfurt, Germany

ACHEMA is the: World forum for chemical engineering and the process industry Innovations' platform and technology summit Trend-setting meeting point Take-off fo...

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