The University of Sheffield is a research-led university and was UK University of the Year in 2013. It is ranked in the top 100 World Universities and one of the elite Russell Group of British universities. The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering is one of the UK’s top departments. The UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CDUUK) at the University of Sheffield was established in 2013 as a centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary research in carbon dioxide capture and utilization. It has expertise in engineering, science and the social sciences. The Centre’s aim is to provide a whole systems approach to carbon dioxide utilization from the design of sorbents and catalysts, from small scale laboratory studies to the construction of pilot plant facilities. This is all underpinned with an in-depth knowledge and application of life cycle and supply chain assessment and complex process simulations. CDUUK has performed the world’s first public perception studies in CO2 Utilization (DOI:10.1016/j.jcou.2014.05.001 and DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00063G) along with road-mapping studies for UK and EU governments.
CDUUK hosts and leads the CO2Chem Network (an EPSRC Grand Challenge Network) which has a global membership of over 1,100 international members. CO2Chem coordinates networking activities in the carbon dioxide capture and utilization area as well as providing advocacy, advice and guidance to industry, SME’s and governments seeking to implement CO2 utilisation technologies. CO2Chem places the University of Sheffield at the centre of a global network enabling TUOS to be at the forefront of new developments in the field of CO2 utilisation. CDUUK.
Major role in CarbonNext
University of Sheffield is an equitable partner for the scientific work process bringing scientific and research expertise to the consortium. TUOS is leader of WP 4 Framework conditions and WP5 Stakeholder engagement and will conduct the carbon efficiency and LCA tasks in WP 3.