CO2 - a Greenhouse Gas as a Raw Material for Chemistry


Can carbon dioxide, i.e. CO2, be used as a raw material for chemical products or even for fuels? Nature shows us how: CO2 is converted into sugar with sunlight in the process of photosynthesis. Due to the dynamic worldwide expansion of renewable energies, we have more and more non-fossil energy sources available to us.

This lecture critically discusses which technologies could make it possible to use CO2 as a carbon source for chemical products or fuels with the help of "green" electricity and what role basic research plays in this.

When? Monday, October 7, 2019, 7pm
Where? SuperC, Ford-Saal, Templergraben 57

Professor Walter Leitner

Chair of Technical and Petrochemistry, RWTH Aachen University

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Admission Free
Registration Not required
Language German