CONFETI

Lab-scale tech for CO2/N2 capture and conversion to urea, promoting sustainable agriculture.

Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of many countries, and increased productivity reduces global poverty and energy consumption. A renewable carbon and nitrogen economy supports sustainable models. The EIC-funded CONFETI project’s goal is to develop innovative lab-scale technology capable of capturing and electrochemically converting CO2 and N2 directly from air or flue gases into urea using renewable energy, without relying on critical raw materials. The project also intends to recycle NO3 into ammonia and/or urea through photocatalytic technology driven by sunlight, establishing a circular and renewable carbon and nitrogen economy. The technology proposed for synthesising and delivering urea fertilisers aligns with sustainable agriculture practices. The project’s objectives are to enhance resource efficiency, support sustainability, and ensure the safety and quality of products.

PROGRAMME: EIC Pathfinder
COORDINATOR: UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
COORDINATOR COUNTRY: Spain

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