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

M12 Partner meeting – Israel 23rd January 2019

As the BIOCON-CO2 project has been up and running for a year, it is now a good time to reflect. Luckily the month 12 (M12) annual partner meeting is due to take place at the Nesher Ramla Visitor Center, Israel on the 23rd of January 2019. Project partners will present updates and results from their work over the past 6 months and discussed the steps to be taken for the next 6 months. This is also a good opportunity for partners to network and meet any new members of the project.

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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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Upcoming events

23 Jan

Nesher Ramla Visitor Center

12 month meeting of partners. Partners will present updates and results from their work over the past 6 months and discussed the steps to be taken for the next 6 months.

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

See: http://bio-based-conference.com/home

Page updated: 28th June 2018