Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is organising a pre-consortium meeting for a research project that aims at making alternative and biogenic CO2 sources suitable for use in food and horticulture applications, as well as acceptable for the end-users. This will impact availability as well as sustainability of CO2 for industrial applications.
CO2 is an important ingredient and additive in the food industry as well as an important feedstock for horticulture and nowadays primarily sourced from petrochemical origin. During the summer of 2018 the CO2 market faced great shortages in food grade CO2 caused by an increased demand, as well as lowered production.
In the near future the increasing pressure on carbon footprints, innovations on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and emission trade schemes will further disturb the availability of industrial CO2 and thus decrease security of supply in the near future. It is expected that within 5 years the current CO2 sources in chemical industry will no longer be available, or only at a much higher price (due to taxation).
Why join this workshop?
Together we will discuss possibilities for an innovation project based on industrial needs and requirements. In this free workshop you will also gain more insight in CO2 supply and demand, the current state of the art and the most appropriate technology development routes from a scientific and industrial perspective (2-3 presentations).
For whom is this workshop?
Industries, CO2 producers, processing industries and end-users, are invited to discuss with other participants the possibilities for a new research project for safe bio-CO2 production and application.