February 2012: CO2SolStock Training, a succes

The CO2SolStock Training was succesfully held at february 10, 2012


Unravelling sustainable microbial carbon capture opportunities: CO2SolStock results dissemination on microbial carbonatation.

Interested to learn about bio-assisted carbon sequestration opportunities? Want to know more about microbial carbonatation and its industrial applications? Willing to pursue research in the field of biomineralisation applied to carbon capture?

  • CO2SolStock is an FP7 R&D project of the “Future Emerging Technologies” Energy theme.
  • Launched in 2009, 5 European universities have joined and teamed up with a Belgian SME to explore sustainable solutions related to microbial carbonatation pathways for CO2 sequestration.
  • Experts of this consortium are now organising 2 separate events to present their results, recommendations and to discuss the technical challenges of bacterial CO2 sequestration.

Participants are asked to build a poster on their work, insisting on possible links to the CO2SolStock approach, motivations.

Introduction (Reception: 9am, session starts at 9:30am)

  • History of the CO2SolStock project

Background - Building up on existing knowledge

  • Natural Bacterial Carbonate Precipitation & prior art of stimulated bacterial precipitation: bio-cementation
    Henk Jonkers, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Presentation of the CO2SolStock database

Research avenues

Addressing Challenges / Overcoming Road-blocks / Kinetics / Sequestration Impact and Side Benefits:

  • Subsurface carbon storage microbial opportunities
  • Industrial ecology: wastewater treatment opportunities
  • Ecosystem thinking: the oxalate-carbonate pathway

Each presentation of 45 min is followed by 15 min of questions and discussion. Lunch to be planned within this section, 1h break.

Poster session (1h)

A time for discussions and exchange of ideas.

Conclusion (session ends at 6pm)

Impact wrap up & outlook


Register to the training on the CO2SolStock website at: http://www.co2solstock.eu/contact

Have a look at the event flyer