The Science behind CO2 Capture and Conversion (Cuba)

Cuba. Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba 2015  24th - 28th June 

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 (GtCO2) 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 

  • Capture
  • Catalytic Conversion
  • Mineral Sequestration
  • From Science to Application
  • Policy and environmental 

The event will be held at the Blau Marina Hotel which sits along the sandy beaches of Playa de Varadero, surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. 

In addition to the Conference Participants can register for an additional 2 day workshop: The 10th Seminar of Advanced Studies of Molecular Design and Bioinformatics, Havana, Cuba 2015 which will run over the 23rd and 24th of June 2015. Attendees of the Conference can register for this conference free of charge though extra accommodation will be required (see registration page). 

More information about the event can be found here

Wednesday, 24. June 2015 - 9:00 to Sunday, 28. June 2015 - 17:00

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 319995

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