Carbon Tech Symposium
The Carbon Tech Symposium on April 25, 2023 in Groningen, brings together established and emerging researchers from academia and industry. They will discuss the latest advances in biological and chemical CO2 utilization and, to speculate on future directions for the fields.

The aim for the two distinct communities is to interact, learn from each other and get inspiration on strategies to overcome technical challenges in each research field. The one-day symposium will cover various cutting edge topics in the field, focusing on technologies that use CO₂ or CO from industrial off-gases and/or CO₂ from the air as a resource to produce materials, fuels and food/feed ingredients, fueled by green energy and hydrogen.

Speed-Dating and Panel discussion 

In addition to various lectures by invited experts in the field, the programme will include a Speed-Dating session and a Panel discussion to enable sufficient time for exchange between participants.

Target audience

Organised by Sandy Schmidt (Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy) and Jinxiu Xie (Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen), two young PIs from the University of Groningen, the symposium is directed at students, PhD candidates, postdocs, PIs, and industry representatives to feature the research in the field of (but not limited to):

  • Catalyst development to produce fuels and building blocks from CO2
  • Advanced reactor technologies
  • Genetic and metabolic engineering of bacteria for C1 feedstock utilization
  • Gas fermentation
  • (Microbial) electrosynthesis
No fees. Registration is open until 18th or April 2023.
Please register via this form.

The number of participants is limited to 100.

The symposium is sponsored by the University of Groningen's research institutes ENTEG and GRIP as well as the EU project 'ConCO2'rde' and supported by the National Growth Fund initiative FutureCarbonNL.

Tentative programme

09 30 – 10 00 

Registration, coffee, welcome

10 00  – 10 40

Keynote 1

10 40  – 11 10

Presentation 1

11 10  – 12 10

Speed Dating

12 10  – 13 10


13 10  – 13 50

Keynote 2

13 50  – 14 20

Presentation 2

14 20  – 15 00

Presentation 3

15 00  – 15 30


15 30  – 16 10

Presentation 4

16 10  – 17 00

Panel discussion

17 00  – 18 00


Energy Academy Building, Zernike Campus, Groningen, The Netherlands.
For directions click here

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