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Leading a new Nordic University Consortium on CO2 conversion

Leading a new Nordic University Consortium on CO2 conversion

The CHOCO group will be leading a Nordic consortium on CO2 conversion! We have together with our partners from all nordic countries received funding from the NordForsk call on “New University Hubs”. The CHOCO project leader Kathrin Hopmann is the leader of the new consortium that will be funded for 3 years with a possible extension of 3 more years.

The picture below is Kathrin being praised by the university rector Anne Husebekk and dean of Science and Technology Morten Hald directly after the news broke. The University of Tromsø is proud of leading a Nordic University Hub filled with world class scientists.

All five Nordic countries are participating in the consortium with nodes in 9 different universities.

More about the consortium on the homepage of NordForsk.

Read an article in Nordlys, the largest regional newspaper in Northern Norway


UiT – The Arctic University of Norway – Kathrin H. Hopmann and Annette Bayer

University of Oslo – Ainara Nova

University of Bergen – Knut Børve


Uppsala University – Sascha Ott and Leif Hammarström

Royal Institute of Technology – Mårten Ahlquist

Stockholm University – Belén Martín-Matute


Aarhus University – Troels Skrydstrup and Kim Daasbjerg


University of Iceland – Egill Skúlason


Helsinki University – Timo Repo

Behind from the left: Kim Daasbjerg (Aarhus), Timo Repo (Helsinki), Troels Skrydstrup (Aarhus), Mårten Ahlquist (KTH), Leif Hammarström (Uppsala). Front (from left): Egill Skúlason (Iceland), Yngve Guttormsen (Tromsø), Kathrin Hopmann (Tromsø), Belén Martín-Matute (Stockholm), Annette Bayer (Tromsø)