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CoCaCO2la Project Details Shared at ACT Workshop

Tue, 17 October, 2023

TWI Senior Project Leader, Feifei Zhang presented details of the CoCaCO2la Project at the recent ACT Knowledge Sharing Workshop, which took place in Paris from 4-5 October 2023.

Feifei’s presentation, ‘CoCaCO2la: Conversion of Captured CO2 to Industrial Chemicals,’ was one of several presentations given during the workshop as part of the EU’s international Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT) initiative.

TWI has been working alongside five other organisations on the CocaCO2La project to explore the conversion of CO2 to ethylene using a nanostructured copper catalyst.

The aim of the project is to deliver a reduction in CO2 emissions as well as allowing excess renewable energy to be harnessed at times when energy prices are low or when there is a grid overload.

In addition, the converted ethylene can be used for processes such as the production of polyethylene, adding additional benefits for industry.

TWI is joined in the project by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), USA, the University of Leicester (ULEIC), UK, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS), UK, and Pilkington Technology Management Limited (PTML), UK.

About ACT

The EU’s Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT) programme is an international initiative to establish CCUS as a tool to combat global warming, providing funding to projects

The ACT Knowledge Sharing Workshop allowed for knowledge sharing and the presenting of information, experience and results from a range of ongoing ACT projects.

The presentations from the workshop are now being uploaded and can be downloaded, here.


The CoCaCo2la project has received £518,777.19 in funding from BEIS under the UK ACT ERA-NET EC GA 691712. This funding has been made available from the Government’s £1 Billion Net Zero Innovation provide key innovation to develop technologies needed to tackle climate change.

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