Project Details CHEMRAWN XVII - Greenhouse Gases: Mitigation and Utilization

Project No.: 
Start Date: 
01 July 2006
End Date: 
30 June 2010


Governments struggle with the greenhouse gas (GHG) problem tryingto balance this long-term imperative with shorter term needs ofthe economy and of the emerging nations. Industries seek ways toreduce their emissions but are constrained by the lack of practicaltechnology and of clear government direction. The scientific communityis making GHG problem a major area of study.

This conference will bring all three ofthese groups together, to seek a broad mutual understanding of thecurrent situation and clarity for future directions.


 CHEMRAWN (Chemical Research Applied to World Needs) and the International Conferences on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) will hold a combined conference in Kingston on science and policy related to mitigation and utilization of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

  The meeting is being held 6 months before the Kyoto-protocol commitment period begins. Signatory governments are committed to meeting their targets within the 2008-2012 time period. How will this be achieved?

Scientists, engineers and industrial or governmental policymakers are invited to participate in this conference. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • The carbon balance in Nature
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Government policy
  • Improved combustion processes
  • Capture of CO2
  • CO2 sequestration
    • in terrestrial reservoirs
    • in deep seas
    • in soil and biomass
    • by carbonate formation
  • Mitigation of N2O and methane
  • Utilization of CO2
    • Enhanced oil or gas recovery
    • Methane recovery from hydrates
    • Enhanced agricultural production
    • As a solvent or in CO2-expanded liquids
  • CO2 as a feedstock
    • Biochemical conversion
    • Homogeneous catalysis
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Photochemical or electrochemical conversion


> announcement published in Chem. Int. Jan-Feb 2007, p. 17

The conference organized jointly with the 9th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, is scheduled to be held at 8-12 July 2007 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Information on the conference is available at
A conference report have been published in Chemistry International – part I – Chem.Int. 30(1), pp. 35-37, 2008 ; partII – Chem.Int. 30(2), pp. 31-34, 2008.

CHEMRAWN XVII Perspectives have been edited by Erwin Buncel and published (ISBN-10: 1-55339-345-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-55339-345-0) and are available

Project completed

last update 7 July 2010