Co2smos project

Developing a set of novel and cost-competitive technologies, CO2SMOS project will help bio-based industries to convert their biogenic CO2 emissions into added-value chemicals with direct use for the production of sustainable bioproducts by means of an integrated hybrid solution that combines innovative biotechnological and intensified electrochemical/catalytics conversion processes along with renewable sources, such as green H2 and biomass.

This circular zero-waste approach based on biogenic CO2 capture and utilization, will favour the long-term sustainability of bio-based industries, contributing to achieve negative GHG emissions in the industrial plants, while boosting their competitiveness by diversifying the chemical production process and opening new business models.



Industrial fermentation plants for the production of bio-based products, renewable chemicals, food and beverage, bioethanol and biorefinery plants



CO2 emission generated from different industrial sources such as fermentation processes in bio-based industries and biofuel sector, in-site anaerobic treatment plants (waste valorization, biogas plants), and other fermentation processes and solid biomass combustion

CO2 conversion tecnhologies


CO2SMOS solutions include gas/liquid fermentation–biorefinery processes, intensified electrocatalytic processes and biobased/organic catalysed processes



7 added-value chemicals and polymers: polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA, PHB), 2,3-butanediol, long chain dicarboxylic acids C16-C18, BTEX, cyclic carbonates and hydroxycarboxylic acids



Various application fields from packaging to coatings, textiles and materials for biomedical applications and high-performance biopolymer applications

Our goal:

Transform CO2 emissions
into an opportunity

In alignment with the commitments and objectives set by the EU, the use of biogenic CO2 as feedstock to produce renewable bio-based chemicals contributes to develop a sustainable, circular bio-economy.

our goal

Changes with results

Not only numbers but benefits for the environment, economy and society

new CO2-based products

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHA and PHB), 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO), long chain dicarboxylic acids C16-C18 (LcDCAs), BTEX and para-xylene (PX), cyclic carbonates and hydroxycarboxylic acids (HCAs)

of CO2 emissions (ca)

Net GHG emissions reduction in overall CO2SMOS processes compared to conventional routes linked to fossil-derived fuels

of production costs

Aimed costs reduction related to the energy consumption, compared to current production processes

CO2-to-chemicals conversion technologies

Related to the targeted CO2 conversion processes when compared to conventional processes

Latest News


Consortium News

Instituto de Tecnología Química present a CO2SMOS poster at the event “Aportando Valor al CO2”

May 11, 2023
0n May 10-11, Elena Vicente Cayuela, researcher at the Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC) and partner of the…
Project News

Video animation dedicated to the CO2SMOS project

April 25, 2023
The CO2SMOS consortium is thrilled to release today a video animation dedicated to the project!…
Project News

CO2SMOS co-organises the webinar “Leading the way in turning CO2 emissions into chemicals”

April 24, 2023
CO2SMOS, together with CATCO2NVERS and VIVALDI projects, held the online workshop "Leading the way in turning CO2 emissions…

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