• The SELECTCO2 Project
    Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to High Value Chemicals

    This European funded project will develop enhanced electrolysis devices enabling CO2 to be converted into high value chemicals.
    Specifically it will improve selectivity, efficiency and durability of electrochemical CO2 conversion into either carbon monoxide, ethanol or ethylene.
    The immediate focus will be on the highly economically attractive chemicals industry, with the long term goal of using this as a stepping stone towards the fuels industry.

  • The SELECTCO2 Consortium
    Nine partners experts in the field

    The consortium is a unique collection of partners from academia (Denmark Technical University,Technical University of Berlin and Delft University of Technology) which is optimally suited for TRL 2-4 projects.
    On the other hand, a large industry partners (DENORA) and life cycle analysis agency (RINA-C) will help develop routes towards higher TRL levels whereas PRETEXO will ensure the results from this project are disseminated to the proper outlet channels. All partners are experts in the field in which they will be focusing on in this project and all have over a decade of experience in their field of expertise.

Overall Objectives

SELECTCO2 aims to contribute to the electrification of the chemicals industry through the development of highly selective and efficient devices for the conversion of CO2 to high value products at low temperatures and pressures. It is well known in the chemicals industry that costs due to separations can amount to 60-80% of the total costs of the chemicals. This same general cost percentage holds in bio-based chemicals as well Electrochemical CO2 Reduction (ECO2R) allows the unique ability to start with a single reactant in CO2 and use catalysis to build up selectively to a given molecule. Direct conversion to a specific product allows for the mitigation or even elimination of separation costs and can greatly reduce the costs of producing a given chemical.

News - Events

e-Refinery Symposium - 14-15 March 2022

The e-Refinery Symposium aims to gather in person for the first time in 2 years to discuss our common interests in scalable electrochemical technologies, with a centered discussion on the interplay between the Delft e-Refinery’s infrastructures and industry’s needs. An important outcome is to come to an understanding of key challenges, opportunities and needs for the coming five years, and how current governmental funding strategies can support these conclusions. As part of the program, members from the EU Project SELECTCO2 will engage these diverse stakeholders regarding the findings and future implications of their research.

    • Location: Theatre de Veste,Delft, Netherlands
    • Date: March 14th and 15th 2022


NanoGe Fall meeting - 18-22 0ctober 2021, report

The SELECTCO2 consortium organised a symposium during the online NanoGe Fall meeting on 18-20 0ctober 2021 - #SolCat21 - (Photo-)Electrocatalysis: From the Atomistic to System Scale

The #SolCat21 symposium provided an excellent opportunity to disseminate some of SelectCO2’s research and outputs. Organizing the symposium in late 2021 allows the consortium to see the state of the art in the field, only a few months before a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting allowing a clear and sharp discussions with stakeholders on how accelerate this technology the most rapidly.


SELECCO2 at the De Nora symposium, 4 October 2021

The 2021 edition of the De Nora symposia focuses on strengthening the partnerships and collaborations with the academia on the strategic topics for De Nora: water electrolysis, fuel cells, CO2 reduction, and water treatment technologies. This year’s edition is all condensed in one day and its blended format is meant to connect, virtually, all the four local De Nora's research and development facilities in Japan, Italy, and the US.

  • Invited speaker: Dr. Eng. Erdem Irtem (Delft University of Technology)


From CO2 into fuels : A scientific, industrial, social and political perspective, 4-6 June 2021, Online

The eCOCO2 consortium invites you to its interactive webinar addressing challenges and opportunities for introduction of fuels and chemical carriers produced from CO2.The two-day event will also focus on the diverse uses of CO2 – chemicals, e-fuels, mineralisation and other market potential, through case studies. The conference participants will be able to take advantage of the different panel discussions and Q&A to gain a deeper understanding of the projects presented and interact both with the speakers and their fellow attendees.



Process of assembling and testing low temperature CO2 electrolysis devices at DTU

  • Up Next Demonstration of Reactor #1
    Process of assembling and testing low temperature CO2 electrolysis devices at Denmark Technical...
  • Up Next Demonstration of Reactor #2
    Process of assembling and testing low temperature CO2 electrolysis devices at Denmark Technical...

CO2 Reduction

  • Up Next 1. CO2 reduction - Introduction
  • Up Next 2. CO2 Reduction - Basics of Gas Chromatographs
  • Up Next 3. CO2 Reduction - Preparation of electrodes, gaskets and membranes
  • Up Next 4. Co2 Reduction - Cell assembly
  • Up Next 5. CO2 Reduction - Reactor Set up
  • Up Next 6. CO2 Reduction - Operating Experiment


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