Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NCCO2)

The Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NCCO2) unites nine universities from five Nordic countries with the goal to bring the field forward and to jointly develop novel scientific technologies through transdisciplinary approaches and Inter-Nordic research and training activities, including a novel cross-border exchange program.

Fossil resources such as oil, gas, and coal are depleting, which implies that alternative technologies have to be developed to satisfy the demand of Nordic societies for energy as well as for the thousands of products made out of oil, such as plastics, pharmaceuticals, and paints.

In analogy to photosynthetic processes in nature, CO2 could be employed in chemical, pharmaceutical and energy-related industries in order to synthesize fuels and other molecules that are important to maintain the quality of life in the Nordic countries. The abundance and ease of handling make CO2 a promising replacement of fossil carbon, but the development of processes for efficient and selective conversion of CO2 is a challenging and competitive endeavor.

The Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NCCO2)” unites nine universities from five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), with the goal to bring the field forward and to jointly develop novel scientific technologies through transdisciplinary approaches and Inter-Nordic research and training activities, including a novel cross-border exchange program.

The goal of the NCCO2 is to strengthen the field nationally in the Nordic countries and to ensure that Nordic areas are at the forefront internationally. The NCCO2 will boost international visibility of the involved institutions, enhance competitiveness, increase acquisition of funding, provide improved training and career possibilities to PhDs and postdocs, and actively reach out to society, industry, and policymakers.

Partners

  • Helsinki University
  • Stockholm University
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Iceland
  • UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • Uppsala University
  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

Vitenskapelige publiseringer

Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation: Mechanistic Analysis Reveals Unusual Transition State for Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation

Published: 2018-03-12
Author: Ljiljana Pavlovic, Janakiram Vaitla, Annette Bayer, Kathrin H. Hopmann.

Fakta om prosjektet

Project number: 85378

Prosjektleder
Kathrin H. Hopmann (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)