Decarbonization Avenue : C2V - CO2 to Value

In fact

CO2 to calcium carbonate and hydrogen

Queensland researchers have developed new all-in-one chemical processes that could provide a pathway to carbon storage, green hydrogen production and the creation of materials needed by the construction industry.

It is a chemical process that provides the potential for carbon storage and the production of both green hydrogen and key inputs into cement manufacture. An

The complete process has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, storing it as calcium carbonate, a useful building material. The process requires carbon dioxide and oxygen inputs, which are combined in water to produce carbonate ions (CO32-) through a process that involves the electrolysis of water powered by renewable power sources.

Relevant for

  • Chemical engineer
  • Electrochemical engineer
  • Civil or construction engineer
  • Material sciences professional

Innovation sector

  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • Civil & structural engineering
  • Material sciences

Other In fact


  • University researcher