The CO2SMOS project has officially been launched, The Energy Conversion and Storage Group from the ITQ (UPV-CSIC) participates in the Horizon 2020

The Energy Conversion and Storage Group from the ITQ (UPV-CSIC) participates in the Horizon 2020 EU Project awarded with 7M€ from the European Union CO2SMOS – Advanced chemicals production from biogenic CO2 emissions for circular bio-based industries.

The CO2SMOS project consortium, led by the CARTIF Technology Center, counts on the wide expertise and high interdisciplinarity of 15 international partners and will, in the next 4 years, develop a set of breakthrough and cost-competitive CO2 conversion technologies.

The CO2SMOS project will develop solutions to transform the carbon emissions generated from bioprocesses (e.g. fermentation) into different sustainable bioproducts: durable polymers, renewable biochemicals and biodegradable materials. With these compounds it is possible to produce greener end-products such as packaging, coatings, textiles and materials for biomedical applications. The demonstration of the technical, economic and environmental sustainability of the different CO2SMOS technologies will allow the design of an integrated platform of CO2 conversion processes for BBIs. This will help achieve zero or even negative carbon emissions as well as replacing fossil-based chemicals with more sustainable ones using renewable sources (green H2 and biomass) and CO2 as main raw materials.

The scale-up and demonstration of the CO2-derived intermediates will take place at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.

For more information, please read the project press release: Converting CO2 emissions from bio-based industries into sustainable chemicals to mitigate climate change