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CO2oling the Earth

Summer School

Amsterdam, 5-6 September

You are cordially invited to participate in the Summer School CO2oling the earth, which will take place on September 5-6, 2019 at the Amsterdam Science Park.
This event is specifically designed to allow young researchers to engage with state-of-the-art research in the field of CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU). Specifically, there will be seminars workshops, and poster sessions based on the various CCU approaches that are being pursued in several current, EU-funded consortia. These consortia focus on carbon dioxide utilisation to produce added value chemicals, and projects touch on the following topics:
  • Chemocatalytic conversion of CO2 (including Power-to-Gas and CO2-based polymers)
  • Biochemical conversion of CO2
  • Electrocatalytic conversion of CO2
  • Photocatalytic conversion of CO2

The Summer School will provide a lively platform for exchange of ideas and for discussing the assets and limitations of each of these approaches for the conversion of CO2.

Additionally, this Summer School will give you a unique possibility to build a network of researchers active in the teeming field of CO2 capture and utilisation.

The target audience of this Summer School consists of Ph.D. students and Post-Docs, but the event is also open for participation by stakeholders and professionals at different levels.





  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM

    EU environmental policy explained

  • 10:00 AM

    Plenary Lecture

  • 10:30 AM

    Circular Economy and CO2

  • 11:10 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 11:30 AM

    Floor to the Companies: how CO2 conversion can be exploited in industry?

  • 1:00 PM


Project Pesentations

  • 2:20 PM


    Recycling carbon dioxide in cement industry to produce added-value addictives
  • 2:40 PM


    Engineered microbial factories for CO2 exploitation in an integrated waste treatment platform
  • 3:00 PM


    Cost-effective CO2 conversion into chemicals via combination of Capture, ELectrochemical and BIochemical CONversion technologies.
  • 3:20 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 3:40 PM


    CO2-based electrosynthesis of ethylene oxide
  • 4:00 PM


    Innovative large-scale energy STORagE technologies AND Power-to-Gas concepts after Optimisation.
  • 4:20 PM


    BIOtechnological processes based on microbial platforms for the CONversion of CO2 from the iron and steel industry into commodities for chemicals and plastics.
  • 4:40 PM



With PhD Students
  • 6.00 - 8.00 PM

    All the participant are invited to join some experts to talk about transversal topics in an “informal talk”: 

    “How can we “speak” science?” 

    “Connecting sustainability to research to ethical responsibility and society: the role of RRI in European projects” E. Inigo




  • 8:30 AM


Co2 Conversion paths

Frontal Lessons
  • 9:00 AM

    RECODE Catalysis

  • 10:30 AM

    ENGICOIN Microbes

  • 12:00 AM


  • 13:30 PM

Poster session

  • 2:00 PM

    PhD and Post Docs participating to the selected EU project will present posters regarding their work.

Site Visits

  • 4:00 PM

    Participants who have applied for the site visits will be gathering to preceed to the site visits.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Training material

The event is organized by Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the context of RECODE and ENGICOIN projects. These projects have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 768583(RECODE) No. 760994(ENGICOIN). Additional sponsorship by CELBICON, receiving funding from EU H2020 under Grant Agreement No. 679050