UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


CO2 Emission Reduction, Energy and Sustainability

Meeting the critically important 2050 Net-Zero CO2 emission target requires the decarbonisation of all sectors of our economy. This can be achieved through the development of new energy efficient and sustainable processes and technologies for abating emissions and enhancing circularity.

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Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of new manufacturing processes to ensure sustainable technology development towards net zero targets

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage including hazard assessment of CO2 pipelines, solid sorbent CO2 capture and its integration with H2 production in the manufacturing and bioenergy industries, carbon capture for steel and bioenergy industries integrated in CCUS Clusters 

Electrochemical energy conversion and storage including advanced batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors

Bioenergy and waste management to advance scientific and technological aspects of bioenergy and biofuels production, waste recycling and utilisation of products for renewable power, heat, transport fuels, hydrogen and chemicals

Solar energy & photo-catalysis to harvest sunlight and convert it into electrical energy and fuels, and chemicals providing technological solutions which are both sustainable and efficient

Catalysis that leads to reduced emissions and more sustainable and selective chemical processes, through greater efficiency and understanding of reaction mechanisms