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Workshop on Innovations for a New Age of the Chemical Industry

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Nov 4, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022


9:00am - 5:00pm

About the event

Kyambogo University will be hosting a delegation of researchers from seven European countries on the 4th of November 2022. The researchers, working jointly with Kyambogo University in a European Union-funded project called FlowPhotoChem, are developing an integrated system of reactors to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals and fuels, such as ethylene, methanol, ethanol and formic acid, among others. Ethlylene is a high-value chemical with high global demand. During the workshop, the FlowPhotoChem partners will showcase breakthrough innovations in the manufacture of chemicals using carbon dioxide (CO2) and sunlight. It will also serve as a networking platform to strengthen and foster new collaborations between European partners and African researchers and businesses to co-develop collaborative projects, technologies and market frameworks that advance the sustainable utilization of chemicals and fuels from sunlight and CO2. The conversion of recycled carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals using renewable energies is of significant importance in decreasing net carbon dioxide emissions, a key driver of global warming and climate change. Africa is particularly well placed to be a market leader in implementing solar to chemicals conversion technologies due to the seasonal abundance of sunshine and the need to strengthen the continent's energy supply and security.

To register or get more details about this event, click the link: INNOVATIONS FOR A NEW AGE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - IN PERSON Tickets, Fri 4 Nov 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

For more details on the FlowPhotoChem project:

Download the workshop profile and programme form here!

For more information, you can also contact:

Dr. Justus Masa - Department of Chemistry, Kyambogo University


Tel: +256703933000


CTF Auditorium Kyambogo University