Carbon dioxide utilisation is a broad term that covers a variety of innovative industrial processes, which use CO2 from point source emitters (and in the future from direct air capture) as a feedstock to transform CO2 into value added products. Therefore CO2 is treated as a resource, rather than an emission. SCOT’s strategic agenda and action plan will intend to move European policy towards this new paradigm.
Figure: Schematic Illustrating the Uses of CO2 (source DoE, see documents)
The SCOT project focuses on three CO2 utlisation routes:
- Chemical building blocks
- Synthetic fuels