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  • Date and time: Friday 19 June 2020, 6pm to 6pm
  • Location: Online event
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Our reliance on fossil fuels is not only unsustainable, it is also resulting in increasing atmospheric CO2 levels which are causing climate change. Professor Mike North shows how green chemists at York have developed a novel process for carbon capture and utilisation that converts CO2 from a waste into a valuable resource for the production of chemicals and fuels that would otherwise be made from crude oil. In a little over a decade of dedicated research he and his team have taken an elegantly simple idea from proof of concept in the laboratory to a technology that has been licensed to a european company who are currently designing and raising the funding for the first production facility: a commercially viable carbon capture and utilisation refinery that is both environmentally and financially sustainable. Learn more about Professor North’s research.