NordCO2 monthly seminars

Online meetings
For the overview and details of each seminar organised in this series, see our Activities page.

Annual meeting 2021

25th – 26th November 2021, University of Oslo
The NordCO2 Annual Meeting 2021 will take place over the course of two days, with presentations, activities, and a poster session.

Programme, practical information and interactive map

winter school 2021

22nd – 24th November 2021, University of Oslo
NordCO2 is collaborating with the ITN CO2PERATE to organise the 2021 Winter School, which will take place over the course of three days from the 22nd to the 24th of November this year. The focus of the school will be on the “Mechanisms of CO2 activation” as well as “Isotopic labelling”. The course will consist of digital lectures in the mornings and practical sessions in the  afternoon.


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Curriculum list:

Session 1 (Introduction):

Session 2 (CO2 to Chemicals):

Session 3 (CO2 to fuels):

Practical Information:

The courses will take place at UiO, at the Chemistry building (Sem Sælandsvei 26, 0371 Oslo). The accomodation will be at Comfort Hotel Børsparken (Tollbugata 4, 0152 Oslo). Between the two, you can take the tram (lines 4 or 5; from Blindern to Jernbanetorget). It is a 10 minutes trip (about 20 minutes including the walking), and the trams pass by approximately every 5 minutes.


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2020 activities were disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Industry & Annual NordCO2 Meeting

21-29th October 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET, Zoom meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting for NordCO2 (originally planned in Iceland) took place digitally via the Zoom platform. Together with it was organised the Industry Panel (originally planned in Denmark) with speakers from AstraZeneca and Haldor Topsøe.
The meeting took place over 5 days from 2 to 4 pm (CET), with each day split between oral presentations from NordCO2 students and talks from Industry guests.

Industry Talks:

  • “The use of Isotopic Carbon Dioxide in Drug Discovery” – Chad Elmore, AstraZeneca
  • “CO2 utilization – key to make drug purification more sustainable” – Kristina Öhlén, AstraZeneca
  • “Development of catalyitic processes fro producing biochemicals” – Esben Taarning, Haldor Topsøe


NordCO2 Summer School on “Energy carriers from CO2

October 1st to 4th 2019, Uppsala, Sweden
2019 NordCO2 Summer School on ‘Energy carriers from CO2‘ (for example formation of methanol or CO from CO2). The Summer school will be open for students outside NordCO2, provided they have own financing for their trip and accomodation. The sommer school is organized together with the ITN “European School on Artificial Leaf:Electrodes Devices”, with overlapping program for 2 of the 4 days.

Please note that the 2019 NordCO2 Summer school was originally planned to take place on Iceland in August, but for organisatorial reasons the school is moved to Uppsala. NordCO2 plans to arrange a summer school in Iceland in 2020.

Science Days festival

September 19th and 22nd 2019, Tromsø, Norway
The Science Days is a yearly festival in Norway organized by universities on the initiative from The Research Council of Norway. NordCO2 member Yngve Guttormsen used dry ice to show the shift between liquids and gas, such as the condensation of H2O(g) in air, CO2 in carbonated drinks, and other easily observable phenomena. He used dry ice in varm water and collected gas and condensation in balloons. He used this opportunity opportunity to talk about CO2 to the general public. Pictures of the event can be seen on UiTs Facebook page.

EuCOMC 2019 – parallel scientific track

June 16-20th 2019, Helsinki, Finland
NordCO2 organises a  parallel scientific track on CO2 conversion at the EuCOMC 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The NordCO2 member Timo Repo is co-organizer of EuCOMC 2019. The parallel track is planned for June17th and will include 3 outstanding plenary speakers, 3 keynote speakers and 6 contributed talk on use of CO2 in chemical synthesis.

NordCO2 Workshop on Open Science

March 19-20th 2019, Stockholm 
NordCO2 organized a workhop at KTH in Stockholm on the open science platform CADICAT (developed by NordCO2 member Kim Daasbjerg), which should be used for communication between nodes working on the same projects – and ultimately for open science release of projects and for industrial collaborations. Read more about the meeting HERE and about the platform HERE.


CADIAC Annual Meeting

November 19-20th 2018, Aarhus, Denmark
Annual meeting of the ‘CO2 Activation Centre’ (CADIAC) at Århus University, Denmark, followed by meeting of the NordCO2 Steering Committee. Read more HERE and HERE.

PhD Course: “Mechanisms for CO2 activation”

September 12-14th 2018, Tromsø, Norway
PhD Course: “Mechanisms for CO2 activation” at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Read more HERE.

NordCO2 Kick-Off Meeting

May 14-16th 2018, Tromsø, Norway
Kick-off meeting for NordCO2 in Tromsø. See HERE for information and HERE for a report from the meeting.

NordCO2 Workshop on Open Science

April 13-14th 2018, Tromsø, Norway
Nordic CO2 days at University of Tromsø. Outreach event for school classes and the general public.
CO2 emissions are linked to global warming and acidification of the ocean. But CO2 can also be viewed as a resource, which may replace carbon derived from oil.