A sponge to tackle climate change


About the research

Wouldn't it be nice if we could use a sponge to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and help stop global warming? That's what Yoran De Vos (VITO) is hoping to achieve. But his sponge is nothing like an ordinary kitchen sponge. He uses sorbent materials to create his CO2 filter.  

New materials
Yoran De Vos

His never-ending curiosity and desire to solve multi-disciplinary problems motivates Yoran De Vos every day to go all out as a researcher at VITO. His background in Chemical Engineering, coupled with a PhD in Chemistry helps him to develop sustainable solutions to real-world problems. His current work focuses on the use of 3D printing for developing porous materials, suitable for CO2-sorption and catalysis.

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