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CO2oling the Earth

Free Summer School

Amsterdam, 5-6 September
Turing Hall- Science Park123

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
  • 9:20 AM
  • 09:30 AM

    Plenary Lectures

  • Commercial Scale Gas Fermentation for Converting Pollution to Products.

  • Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2: catalysts and mechanisms.

    M. Koper
  • 11:00 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 11:20 AM

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

    Titan, Avantium, Hysytech
  • 12:45 AM


Project Presentations

  • 2:00 PM


    Recycling carbon dioxide in cement industry to produce added-value addictives
  • 2:20 PM


    Engineered microbial factories for CO2 exploitation in an integrated waste treatment platform
  • 2:40 PM


    Cost-effective CO2 conversion into chemicals via combination of Capture, ELectrochemical and BIochemical CONversion technologies.
  • 3:00 PM


    Advanced direct biogas fuel processorfor robust and cost-effective decentralised hydrogen production
  • 3:20 PM


    CO2-based electrosynthesis of ethylene oxide
  • 3:40 PM


    Innovative large-scale energy STORagE technologies AND Power-to-Gas concepts after Optimisation.
  • 4:00 PM


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


With PhD Students
  • 4.50-6.30 PM

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

    Gamifying and playing science” G.Durante

    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
  • 8:45 AM


    Prof. Paul Hudson , KTH; dr Arne seifert and dr sebastien bernacchi, krajete gmbh
  • 10:15 AM

    RECODE Catalysis

    prof. george skevis and dr akrivi asimakopoulou, certh; dr mariana araujo, avantium
  • 11:30 PM


  • 11:45 AM


    prof. bjorn stelzner, kit; dr sorani montenegro, hysytech
  • 13:00 PM

Poster session

  • 2:00 PM

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

    euler room
  • 2.30 PM

    Coordination of future joint dissemination/exploitation activities among projects participants present in the event

    Closed event

Site Visits

  • 3:30 PM

    Participants who have applied for the site visits will be gathering to preceed to the site visits. AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV; PHOTANOL BV

    around 3 hours


Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Turing Hall
  • Science Park 123
    1098 XG Amsterdam

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 and BIOROBURplus receiving funding from EU H2020 under Grant Agreement No. 679050 and No.736272