European project ConCO2rde successfully started


ConCO2rde is a European innovative training network that brings together a diverse team of chemists, synthetic biologists, enzyme technologists and process engineers. The main objective of this team is to train 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in different research disciplines that together allow the conversion of CO2 by smart autotrophic biorefineries.

The concept is based on autotrophic microorganisms that utilise renewable energy for the accumulation of biomass and, therefore, provide potential sources for future materials of our society. The network of ConCO2rde combines chassis strain development of these autotrophic microorganisms with process engineering in order to bring biotechnological processes to the next level.

CLIB is an associated partner in the consortium and will be involved in the training of the 11 ESRs and in connecting the consortium with its broad pan-European network in the C1 community.

After the joint kick-off event from 14 to 16 January, the recruiting process for the 11 ESRs will start now. Information on the vacant positions can be found here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 955740.