The NET4CO2 CoLAB, a Portuguese Collaborative Laboratory, is an R&D nonprofit organization focusing on creating sustainable industrial solutions responding to the challenge of the European Green Deal ambition for climate neutrality in 2050.Our current lifestyle is highly dependent on non-renewable energy sources, such as petroleum, natural gas or coal. Extracting energy from fossil fuels results in releasing unwanted particles and in an abnormal increase in CO2 in the atmosphere. The pace at which these CO2 emissions are increasing is faster than the Earth capability to adapt. The consequences are already noticeable, with the frequency of extreme natural events rising over the last few years and causing endless ecosystems destruction.
NET4CO2 aims to mitigate these trends without compromising the quality of life we are used to. For that, technical solutions are being developed on two main fronts:
- A safe and efficient water-based technology for gas separations and CO2 capture from flue gas;
- Production of alternative fuels: synthetic fuels, which provide a route for CO2 and CH4 reuse; and blue hydrogen, which generates zero CO2 emissions.