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The UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation or CDUUK, brings together seven academic departments at the University of Sheffield to focus on the utilization of carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemical synthesis.

CDUUK prodives a cohesive centre for interdisciplinary research into carbon dioxide utilization in Sheffield.

Using a co-ordinated approach to research and a strategic approach to funding opportunities the Centre is at the forefront of CDU research in the UK.

A centre of excellence for pre-competitive research as well as technology ready process development. CDUUK brings together a wide variety of scientific, engineering, social science and management disciplines. CDUUK will carry out research in all areas of carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization including, new carbon capture agents, production of fuels and polymers, biological transformations of CO2, life cycle anyalysis and public perception studies.


CO2 Utilization

Carbon dioxide utilization (CDU) uses waste CO2 as a chemical feedstock in the production of a wide range of useful products. In using CO2 we can remove the need for manufacturing the product from petrochemicals, thus providing a sustainable manufacturing route.

CO2 can be used to synthesize, polymers, fuels, commodity chemicals such as methanol, pharmaceuticals, building materials and many other products.

There are challenges involved which are being solved by new catalysts, integration with renewable energy and optimising production conditions.

CDU is a growing field of research and CDUUK is at the forefront, pioneering new research and implementation strategies.


CDUUK bring together major research projects and initiatives in CDU at the University of Sheffield.

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