PYROCO2 will demonstrate the scalability and economic viability of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) using the innovative PYROCO2 bioprocess. Aim is to produce climate-positive acetone out of industrial CO2 and renewable electricity derived hydrogen, as a platform for manufacturing chemicals and materials with a negative carbon footprint.
The demonstrator plant to be built in the project will have a capacity of using 10,000 tonnes per year of industrial CO2 as a raw material, equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of 2,200 conventional cars. The PYROCO2 team aims for broad market uptake of its innovative technologies for emissions savings of 17 Mt CO2eq by 2050.
The PYROCO2 project addresses the Green Deal call topic LC-GD-3-1-2020 - Closing the industrial carbon cycle to combat climate change - Industrial feasibility of catalytic routes for sustainable alternatives to fossil resources, and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037009.