Due to the increasing dependence on fossil fuels to meet our energy needs during the last few decades, the release of the greenhouse gas CO2 has increased exponentially.
In 2013 36 gigatonnes (Gt CO2) were released into the atmosphere; this is 61% higher than 1990 (the Kyoto Protocol reference year) and 2.3% higher than 2012 (Source: Global Carbon Project).
Due to rapid development worldwide, the energy demand is increasing.
Unfortunately, there will be no significant change in the coming years in terms of the source of this energy, and fossil fuel will remain the major source for fulfilling this energy.
Therefore research into the capture and conversion of CO2 is becoming increasingly important to mediate the rising trend of CO2 emissions and as a feedstock for a range of products from fuels to chemicals, polymers to foods.
The Science behind CCO2 Capture and Conversion is a forum for discussion of all aspects of CO2 capture and conversion.
The conference will cover five main themes
- Catalytic Conversion
- Mineral Sequestration
- From Science to Application
- Policy and environmental