Scientific webinar series – Biological carbon capture and utilization

Capturing CO2 from flue gasses and the conversion of CO2 to valuable products play an important role in climate change mitigation strategies. Enzymes, microorganisms and optimized reactor design have the potential to facilitate the processes and to increase sustainability and economic feasibility. There are many challenges and advantages related to the use of CO2 in biotechnological processes.

We are organizing a series of webinars on Biological Carbon Capture and Utilization. The online live events will be held once per week (Tuesdays 13:00 – 16:00 CET), starting April 20th 2021. Each week will cover one of seven topics.

Dates for the topics are: 

Date Topic Keynote Speaker
20.04.2021 Enzymatic carbon capture Dr. Günther Bochmann
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna ǀ BOKU
27.04.2021 Microbial acetate production from CO2 Prof. Volker Müller
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
04.05.2021 Microbial electrosynthesis and solvent production from CO2 Ass. Prof. Sebastià Puig
Universitat de Girona ǀ UDG
11.05.2021 Microbial methane production from CO2 Dr. Simon Rittmann
University of Vienna ǀ UniWien
18.05.2021 Microbial consortium analysis Prof. Irini Angelidaki
Technical University of Denmark ǀ DTU
25.05.2021 Process engineering and modelling Ass. Prof. Michael Harasek
Technical University Vienna ǀ TU Wien
01.06.2021 Life cycle assessment Ass. Prof. Joana Portugal Pereira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ǀ UFRJ


The detailed program will be uploaded approximately 1 week in advance of the respective date.

Please find more information here:


The webinar series are free of charge.

If you want to participate you can do so by writing an informal email to registration.biocarboncapture(at)

Zoom link and password will be sent to you in an automatic reply email.


If you have any questions, please contact us via biocarboncapture(at)


The organizing committee (Günther Bochmann, Franziska Steger, Tobias Böhm, Matthias Neubauer)
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Department IFA Tulln
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology