CO2 reduction for a low-carbon economy

Specific mission

Development of innovative and sustainable technologies and processes exploiting renewable resources for the reduction of CO2 emissions (by soil restoration) and CO2 valorisation through its conversion to high-added value products.

Main research topics

  • Photo- and electro-catalytic conversion of CO2 to chemicals or fuels (e.g. syngas, methane, methanol or DME)
  • Integration of advanced oxidation processes (AOP) with CO2 reduction into multifunctional systems
  • Artificial photosynthesis for solar fuels production
  • Biological processes (anaerobic or electrochemical) for the production of bio-plastics or bio-methane
  • Thermochemical catalytic processes (e.g. power to fuel)
  • Desert soils quality improvement by using organic matter as fertilizer
  • Modelling and processes simulation
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Main partnerships

  • DISAT - Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Bernardo RUGGERI, Prof. Barbara BONELLI; Prof. Claudio GERBALDI
  • DENERG - Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Massimo SANTARELLI
  • Prof. Gabriele CENTI - Università di Messina, Italia
  • IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT@Polito), Torino, Italia
  • Prof. James BARBER - Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Murid HUSSAIN, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Prof. Michiel MAKKEE, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Prof. Alessandra QUADRELLI, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
  • Prof. Carmen CLAVER, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
  • Dr. Vincent ARTERO, SolHyCat, CEA, France
  • Prof. Giuliana MATTIAZZO, DIMEAS, Politecnico di Torino
  • Dr. Elisabeth SIMELTON, Climate Change Researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Vietnam.
  • Dr. María Auxiliadora PRIETO, CSIC - Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB), Environmental Biology Department, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr. Massimo PUGLIESE, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari (DISAFA), Università di Torino, socio fondatore di AgriNewTech s.r.l.
  • Dr. Simon RITTMANN, Universitat Wien, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Antonella Rizzo, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Brindisi, Italy

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories