General Assembly & Technical Meeting (VIDEO)


LAUNCH project partners gathered (in person and virtually) in Edinburgh for a final general assembly and technical meeting to discuss progress, ahead of the project’s conclusion in March 2023. The 2-day event (22-23 Nov), hosted by dissemination and knowledge exchange lead partner, SCCS, served up an important opportunity for partners to meet face-to-face, give status updates and to discuss findings from across the various work packages. 

With results expected to be published in the final three months of the project, partners were busy preparing for the culmination of 3-years’ work and were focused on leaving a lasting legacy to the project. Discussion on day 2 highlighted the importance of the publicly available degradation database and generalised Degradation Network Model (DNM), both key objectives of the project, that will feed into a Solvent Degradation Interest Group that will be comprised of wider industry stakeholders and that is intended to facilitate continued collaboration beyond the end of the project. 

Aside for the formal proceedings of the meeting, attendees were taken back in time to retrace the steps of Joseph Black, who first discovered carbon dioxide (CO2) in the 1750s while working at The University of Edinburgh’s Old College chemistry labs. Delegates were then brought back to the future with a tour of the present-day CO2 capture labs at The University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. This included cutting-edge, live experiments on optimising gas separation techniques, utilising low-grade heat for direct air capture applications and use of ultra violet light as a control for more efficient CO2 capture. 

Click here to download the CO2 walk guide

Click below to view footage of the General Assembly & Technical Meeting, including images from the CO2 walk and visit to the CO2 Capture Labs