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DESIRED participated in the “School of Catalysis” in Liblice Castle, and the “V Congress of the International Doctoral School” at Rey Juan Carlos University

The DESIRED project was prominently featured at the School of Catalysis held at Liblice Castle, Czech Republic, from May 28-30, 2024. This event was organized by our partner, Charles University (CU).

Our Technical Manager, Prof. Michele Aresta (IC2R), delivered a compelling plenary lecture titled “The role of catalysis in developing a man-made carbon cycle,” where he introduced the DESIRED project to the attendees. The lecture was well-received by an audience of over 80 university students, highlighting the importance and innovative approach of our project.

Additionally, the School of Catalysis provided a platform for our students to showcase their research. Ismail Yusuf, an MSc student at IC2R & CIRCC, presented a poster on “Comparison of natural and synthetic supports for photocatalysts for the coprocessing of CO2 and water under solar irradiation.” Magdalena Linkova, a BSc student at CU, presented her poster on “Photo(electro)catalytic conversion of CO2 over Cu2O/MXene composites,” which was recognized as one of the best poster presentations at the event.

We are proud of the contributions and recognition our team members received at this prestigious event, demonstrating the significant impact and potential of our research.

On May 30, 2024, Fernanda Tabita González Zubieta from DESIRED partner IMDEA Energy (IME) actively participated in the V Congress of the International Doctoral School at Rey Juan Carlos University.

Tabita delivered an insightful talk on “Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Emerging CO2 Capture and Utilisation Technologies.” Her presentation focused on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis of the DESIRED fuel production system, providing valuable insights to doctoral students in industrial technologies and engineering. This event offered a significant platform to discuss and disseminate the innovative methodologies and findings of the DESIRED project, emphasizing the importance of sustainability in emerging CO2 capture and utilization technologies.