Summer School CO2 Conversion: From Fundamentals towards Applications

  • 8/29/16 7:29 AM
  • fiorella meyer

International Summer School on CO2 Conversion: From Fundamentals towards Applications from August 29 to September 2 2016 in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland).

The Summer School is organized as a satellite meeting of the 67th Annual ISE meeting in The Hague (21 to 26 August), The Netherlands.  

Primarily due to its harmful effect on the world’s climate the growing CO2 content of the atmosphere raised noticeable attention over the last years. As a result, a number of technologies including CO2 capture, sequestration and (electro-)chemical reduction have been developed to reduce the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. A particular focus of this summer school will be on CO2 conversion processes using an excess of renewable energies to convert CO2 into products of higher value (fuels, feedstock chemicals).

This summer school aims to provide an overview about the status quo in the current CO2 research. Not only fundamentals of CO2 conversion taking place at both solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces shall be discussed but also concepts how to implement CO2 capture and conversion technologies into industrial applications. 

To cover all these topics, a number of internationally recognized speakers will provide a comprehensive overview on CO2 capture and conversion strategies.  

Paul Kenis (University of Illinois, US)
Thomas J. Schmidt (PSI, Villigen; ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Siegfried Waldvogel (University of Mainz, Germany)
Jan Rossmeisl (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Beatriz Roldan Cuenya (University of Bochum, Germany)
Sigmar Bräuninger (BASF SE, Germany)
Günter Schmid (Siemens AG, Germany)
Christophe Coperet (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Malte Behrens (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Atsushi Urakawa (ICIQ, Spain)
Paul Dyson (EPFL, Switzerland)
Christoph Müller (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Julia van Drunen (Metrohm, The Netherlands)

Online registration is opened:; deadline for registration is June 30, 2016.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Villars-sur-Ollon,
Peter Broekmann, Matthias Arenz, Thomas J. Schmidt
(Organizing Committee)