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February 9th 2022

Elena Barrio Querol, Master student in the group of Jose Serra (CSIC), has been awarded with the 2021 ERCROS - Aragon Hydrogen Foundation Prize

Elena Barrio Querol current Master student in our group has been awarded for her work "Design and optimization of electrodes for a co-ionic membrane reactor" supervised by Laura Almar, of the 2021 ERCROS Award - Aragón Hydrogen Foundation for the best Bachelor Thesis in the 2nd Announcement of the Aragón Hydrogen Foundation Awards. The work has been done within the frame of the project eCOCO2. Congratulations!


November 24-25th 2021


eCOCO2 plenary meeting by M31 took place as a hybrid event

On November 24-25th most of the partners came together for a hybrid (physical and online) plenary meeting at the Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam.

The partners appreciated to meet again and enjoyed the face-to-face interactions hindered for many months due to the pandemic. The partners discussed the status of the project and gained understanding about the key activities beyond month M31. Our partners from Shell hosted a great programme and very pleasant stay.

October 3-4th 2021


eCOCO2 invited to
EU event in the framework of
Expo 2020 Dubai

eCOCO2 project was selected to be presented as outstanding value H2020 project that already helps to deliver the European Green Deal objectives and climate neutrality.

The event EU Green Deal - Research and Innovation as a driver towards Climate Neutrality is a two-day event in Expo 2020 Dubai (3-4 October 2021) and it aims to highlight the EU’s excellence in research and innovation as a tool towards climate neutrality and sustainability, and the EU’s ambition of cooperating with partners toward the achievement of this global goal.

The event is organized by the European Commission, and it is hosted at the Sweden Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. The event will host a high-level workshop on October 4 and a dedicated EU projects’ Networking Village during October 3-4 2021. The high-level workshop is organised as a hybrid event.





June 7-8th 2021


eCOCO2 webinar "From CO2 into fuels: A scientific, industrial, social and political perspective" 

We are pleased to announce the interactive webinar of eCOCO2 "From CO2 into fuels: A scientific, industrial, social and political perspective" that will take place online (via MS Teams) on June 7th and 8th 2021 from 9:00 to 12:00.

Full agenda, presentations and confirmed speakers are available:


Free registration is required at the link: 

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Kind regards,
The eCOCO2 Team

May 31th 2021


Introduction to research scholarship

Prof. Jose M. Serra Alfaro offers a research scholarship for Master Students with a high level of academic performance:

Duration: 6 months from 01/09/2021 to 15/07/2022.

Place:  Instituto de Tecnología Química ITQ (UPV-CSIC), Valencia, Spain.

Scholarship: 600 euros/month (20 hours per week).

Code: JAEIntro-2021-ITQ-05. Desarrollo de electrodos para la conversión selectiva de CO2.

All information available on


April 1st 2021

Videos: Intro Acceptance Research

Within the eCOCO2 project we are aware that for the CO2-based fuels we develop to become successful, it does not suffice to only consider the product’s technical development. Instead, one of the aspects we also consider is the product’s social acceptance and the requirements for socially acceptable CO2-based fuels.

The project partner researching social acceptance is the Chair of communication science at the Human-Computer Interaction Center from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. To inform the public and scientific audience on why it is important to consider an innovation’s acceptance, as well as how this is studied, they made a series of #5 SHORT VIDEOS on the topic.

If you have half an hour of spare time and would like to broaden your knowledge, feel free to take a look!

March 2nd 2021


Knowledge Adventure - How can CO2 be recycled?

Our colleague María Balaguer from ITQ (CSIC-UPV) responds. 
Click here or at the image to watch it!

(Spanish video)

January 11th 2021


International Workshop on CO2 capture and utilization

Online on 16-17th February 2021;
organized by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and other H2020 projects.

Webpage of the workshop:

At the homepage there is also the registration link.
People that already registered in Eventbright should NOT REGISTER here, we already moved all registrations in the system.

November 26th 2020


1st Research Article on perception of CO2-based fuels published

We're proud of the new publication of Linda Verena Engelmann et al. from RWTH Aachen University.

The acceptance of emerging sustainable technologies can be a decisive criterion for success. CO2-based fuels, as a product approached with the eCOCO2 conversion technology, are no exception.

We know that acceptance is influenced by a variety of factors, such as perceptions of risks and benefits – which is why in this publication laypeople’s perceptions regarding toxic effects of CO2-based fuels were investigated as an aspect of risk assessment.


October 28th 2020


Project Plenary Meeting Month 18

Online on 27-28th October 2020.

The eCOCO2 Plenary Project Meeting by month 18 successully took place the last two days. High level presentations of all WPs, fruitul discussions
and inspiring ideas with much more to come…

Thank you very much TEAM for your meaningful virtual interactions!

September 18th 2020


Workshop H2020 Carbon Capture Utilization Storage, Alternative Fuels Projects

Online on 18th September 2020;
organized by INEA.

The meeting took place with live interaction of CO2 utilization and CO2 alternative fuel projects. Many sinergies and cross-exchange activities and ideas have been further identified and defined.

June 19th 2020


Survey on eCOCO2 illustration

Do you understand what we scientists do in eCOCO2?

Help us to improve the comprehensibility of our research by taking part in our short survey.

Please use the following link to participate or share the survey created by our partners from RWTH in Aachen:

March 2nd-3rd 2020


CSIC, HERA, SINTEF, SHELL and CEMEX met in Valencia

Several topics of the workpackages WP4, WP5 and WP6 were discussed. The participants worked together in eCOCO2 technology limitations and CO2 stream specifications.

The answers and common understanding was captured in our Staircase Approach...

November 28-29th 2019


eCOCO2 Project Plenary Month 12

eCOCO2 Project Plenary took place in Aachen (Germany) from 28th to 29th November 2019, hosted by RWTH Aachen University.
During the first meeting day, eCOCO2 partners presented and updated the main results achieved during the first half project year. In the afternoon, a talk and interesting discussion with Prof. Wessling took place.
The second meeting day started with a visit to the test stands of the Fuel Science Center (FSC) and FSC-Seminar. The final event included parallel workshops where the partners had the opportunity to discuss and defined further steps.   

October 2nd-3rd 2019


Congreso Aportando Valor al CO2

en Móstoles, Madrid.

La 3ª edición del congreso organizada por la Plataforma Tecnológica Española del CO2, PTECO2 y la Plataforma Tecnológica y de Innovación Española de Química Sostenible, SusChem-España, ha reunido en Repsol Technology Lab a organizaciones líderes en sus sectores para dar a conocer y analizar las últimas experiencias y resultados de los proyectos más innovadores sobre usos y transformación del CO2 en España y en otros países. 

El coordinador del proyecto tuvo la oportunidad de presentar nuestro proyecto.

Más información
Nota de prensa 

September 30th - October 1st 2019


Technical meeting at HERA

and visit MSW treatment plant.

On 30/09 and 01/10/2019, the partners of WPs 6 and 7 met in Barcelona making a big step forward with their tasks and coordination.

The industrial partners Shell, Cemex, ArcelorMittal and HERA presented their cases of study and define further actions heading towards the same objective. Our partner from RWTH Aachen shows a potential acceptance methodology to be followed.

On the second meeting day, a visit to the municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment plant in CTR Vallès Occidental and biogas capture, conditioning and valorization installations was possible by the nice organization of the HERA team!

September 17th 2019


4th Workshop of H2020 CCS/CCU and Alternative Fuels projects

at INEA, Brussels.

The Project Coordinator presented eCOCO2 at the 4th Workshop of H2020 Carbon Capture Storage/Use (CCS/CCU) and Alternative Fuels projects. 

The workshop organized by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) aimed to bring together H2020 projects from the same field, identify synergies, define joint actions and provide a platform for discussion and networking.

July 16th 2019


Workshop on Advanced Electrochemistry and Catalysis

on 16/07/2019 at ITQ (UPV-CSIC)

The Project Coordinator organises an interesting workshop next week at ITQ (UPV-CSIC) in Valencia, Spain. Prof. Jong Hoon Joo (Chungbuk National University, South Korea) will give an invited talk about dual-phase membranes.




Open position

at ITQ (UPV-CSIC) in Valencia, Spain

We are looking for a pre-doctoral candidate in advanced catalysis and electrochemistry!

More info 

May 21th-22nd 2019


Launch of eCOCO2 

Excellent participation and interesting discussions as a start point for this project!

Valencia hosted on 21-22 May, the Kick-off meeting of the new European project, eCOCO2. eCOCO2 is a research project funded by Horizon2020 EU Research and Innovation programme.

The Agenda led by the Project Coordinator Jose M. Serra (CSIC) included the partners´ & Advisory Board (AB) members´ presentations, H2020 rules and reporting aspects, WPs objectives and parallel work groups defining quantifiable plans and goals. 

May 1st 2019


The eCOCO2 project started May 1st 2019

On May 1st the eCOCO2 project started!

The project will run over four years and 12 partners from 8 countries constitute the consortium led by Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The consortium will work together aiming to set-up a technology for conversion of CO2, using renewable electricity and water steam, to carbon-neutral synthetic liquid fuels for their use as transport fuel, and in particular as jet fuel, at high energy efficiency, very high CO2 conversion rate and moderate-to-low cost.
The eCOCO2 project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 838077.

Fact and figures
Full project name: Direct electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into chemical energy carriers in a co-ionic membrane reactor
Project acronym: eCOCO2
Duration: 48 months
Start date: 01/05/2019
Total budget: 4.4 M€
EC funding: 3.9 M€ 


Kick-off meeting of eCOCO2 in Valencia

The eCOCO2 (Direct electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into chemical energy carriers in a co-ionic membrane reactor) kick-off meeting will be held on May 21th-22nd 2019, at UPV in Valencia (Spain).

The meeting will be attended by representative of all project partners, members of the advisory board and by a representative of the European Commission (EC). The consortium comprises reference international research and academic centers and leader European companies.

June 16 to 21, 2019


SSI-22 (22nd International Conference on Solid State Ionics)

PyeongChang, Korea from June 16 to 21, 2019

The 22nd International Conference on Solid State Ionics (SSI-22) will be held in PyeongChang, Korea from June 16 to 21, 2019. The SSI-22 is a reference conference covering all classic and emerging topics related to Solid State Ionics such as fuel cells, batteries, sensors, electronics and biological systems.

Prof. Truls Norby (University of Oslo, Norway) is a member of the International Advisory Board and Invited Speaker. The Project Coordinator Jose M. Serra (ITQ, CSIC-UPV, Spain) participates as Keynote Speaker as well. 

More info: 

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