Nordic Phd and researcher mobility grant: Material technologies for post-combustion CO2 capture and utilization network

Project Details


The world is facing enormous challenges that threaten the life on planet earth. The increasing amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs, e.g. CO2, CH4) is warming up the atmosphere and consequently promoting extreme weather conditions around the globe. Considering these dramatic changes, low carbon economies are addressed in short term and long term by Nordic and European (EU) policies to secure a
clean and energy-efficient future of mankind. Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) have been realized as an integral part of achieving a low carbon sustainable future. Technologies for the CO2-capture and fixation into “CO2-neutral” fuels and chemicals are urgently needed. The CCU-net program supported by the Nordic Research Council will create a strong academic network between four leading Nordic research groups with the aim to strengthen the interdisciplinary mobility for training of highly qualified researchers and create the basis for a strong "CCU-Nordic network". Based on the expertise of the different partners in the project consortium, the Nordic PhD and researcher mobility project "CCU-Net" will focus on two core research areas: i) the synthesis of tailored adsorbents for CO2 capture and conversion based on porous adsorbents (Metal-Organic Frameworks, zeolites, carbons etc.), the development of advanced shaping technologies, modeling, and testing of adsorbents for CO2 separation, e.g. post-combustion CO2 capture and CO2 capture from raw biogas streams by swing adsorption technologies and ii) the utilization of CO2 to produce high energy density fuels and chemicals, which have been visioned as an important research direction for climate change mitigation. Work in this area will focus on tailoring of catalysts for CO2 conversion by a feed-back loop between catalyst synthesis, characterisation, performance testing and mechanistic studies. Within this context, the "CCU-net" training program will support and train outstanding researchers working on CCU by advancing their skills in science, engineering and social competence. These scientists shall evolve experts and leaders in academia, industry and government to navigate and lead future developments in CCU.
AcronymCCU NET
Effective start/end date30/11/202031/10/2024

Collaborative partners


  • Nordic Energy Research


  • Nordic Energy Research
  • Carbon capture and Utilization
  • Adsorption materials


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