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Welcome to CO2Refinery!

CO2Refinery is a doctoral college at TU Wien and offers excellent scientific research, combined with a multi- and interdisciplinary curriculum (lectures and lab rotation), and a dedicated supervision and mentoring program. The 10 PhD students are in the center of attention and their training and scientific advancement are the keys to a successful implementation of this program. Research training will be obtained through work embedded into high-quality scientific research environments provided by supervisors that are internationally recognized experts in their fields and the close support through junior faculty members. In addition, a multifaceted training program will complement the research work and further advance their social and scientific skills.

Within CO2Refinery, fundamental research concepts will be translated into technically sound and viable solutions for a technical center scale. This requires a tight collaboration between the different research areas and working groups which will foster an intensive scientific exchange in the faculty ("learning by doing", using a “Technikum” approach). The aim of this consortium and this training initiative is to develop new platform technologies to allow the efficient utilization of CO2 substrate streams and to produce different platform chemicals, including solvents and food additives.

 

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HEUREKA Edition 2/2022

On May 18th, 2022 an article was released in “Heureka”, a magazine that belongs to the Austrian weekly newspaper “Falter”. Three CO2Refinery PhD…

Quote in German by Michael Harasek relating to the featuring of CO2Refinery at Radio Radieschen

On April 17th, 2022 the CO2Refinery was introduced to “Radio Radieschen” listeners in the science podcast. Michael Harasek explained the research…

CO2Refinery Workshop Discussion

On 26 April 2022, a workshop for strengthening collaborations within the CO2Refinery took place.

For this purpose, the main goals and directions for…

Ivo van den Hurk shows equipment for his experiments in the technical center Getreidemarkt, Photo: Wolfgang Ipsmiller

On September 30th, 2021 the big SAVT barbecue of the Association of Students and Graduates of Process Engineering took place at the Vienna University…

In this photo, Prof. Schröder demonstrates lab equipment in her lab to ESRs of CO2Refinery.

From the 4th of August until the 25th of August, the PhD students and the guests of CO2Refinery had a great opportunity to learn more about the…

The picture shows a stilized depiction of people sitting in a seminar room, including discussions.

One month after the virtual kick-off event, the members of CO2Refinery could finally get to know each other in person at the live kick-off on June 29,…

The image shows a screenshot of GatherTown, with avatars of the CO2Refinery team sitting around a table.

After a thorough selection of candidates for 10 PhD positions of doctoral college CO2Refinery in March, all PhD students and supervisors could finally…