Do you wish to gain insights into the role of CCU (carbon capture and utilization) in mitigating climate change? Join Walter Eevers, Director of Research and Development at VITO, as he uncovers the technological advancements, challenges, and the possibility of large-scale for the two main strategies of CCU and CCS (carbon capture and storage). Discover the crucial role of scientists and research institutes, like VITO, in deploying and developing CCU in Europe. We explore the difference between the two main strategies of CCU and CCS (carbon capture and storage) and uncover the current technological advancements in CCU. To keep things engaging, Eevers shares some fascinating examples of CCU technologies being utilized in Europe and provides insights into how the deployment and development of CCU technologies can be stimulated across the continent.
Meet our guest
Walter Eevers is Director of Research and Development at VITO. He is one of the driving forces behind several spin-offs. He is also Vice-President of CO2 Value Europe, a European Association dedicated to the conversion of CO2 into valuable products and an expert for the European Commission, among others. He holds the position of the guest lecturer at the Department of Chemistry of University of Antwerp on Polymer Chemistry. His main focus is on Sustainability, Globalization, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Science and the integration of all these to create an impact on society and contributing to preserve a better world for the next generations.
CO2 Value Europe - This is the non-profit European Association exclusively dedicated to the Utilisation of CO2 officially created on 30 November 2017. It committed to coordinating and representing the CO2 Utilisation community in Europe (read more here). CVE tries to cooperate with the European Commission to ensure a supportive regulatory framework for CCU products, so that the European Union can fully utilize these technologies to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 ( e.g. Feedback from: CO2 Value Europe)