Dr Fengwang Li awarded the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Congratulations to Dr Fengwang Li for his win of the 2023 Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher!

Dr Fengwang Li, GETCO2 Chief Investigator from the University of Sydney Node, was awarded the Eureka Prize for his creation of an affordable and more efficient process for using renewable energy to convert waste carbon dioxide emissions into ethylene, a basic component of plastic. This innovative solution brings real-world carbon capture and utilisation a step closer, offering emissions-intensive industries a path towards net zero.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation’s leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.

Meet Fengwang and learn more about his research in this video (external link).

Photo credit: USYD Media/Stefanie Zingsheim

Registrations now open: International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (ISGTCO2)

Register for the Symposium here.

We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 3-day International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide, ISGTCO2. The symposium will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 29 November – 1 December 2023, proudly hosted by GETCO2.

Under the theme, Cooperating on a global opportunity, the ISGTCO2 Symposium brings together a critical mass of expertise to tackle the world’s biggest challenge – carbon dioxide.

With ISGTCO2, we wish to provide a unique platform for researchers and industry participants to share their ideas and experience in CO2 capture and reduction technologies. Our ambition is that the symposium will inspire and advance research collaboration on using carbon dioxide as a resource and developing solutions to accelerate global progress toward net-zero targets.

The Symposium will cover a wide range of cutting-edge research in the carbon space with distinguished international research leaders, offering delegates an excellent opportunity to network and build research collaborations.

Symposium Topics

  • CO2 Capture
  • CO2 Reduction Technology Landscape
  • Catalyst
  • Membrane
  • Electrolysis System
  • Simulation
  • Advanced Characterisation
  • Carbon Bonds


ISGTCO2 will be held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in the heart of beautiful Brisbane City.

Registration and more information

Registrations are now open, with Early Bird registrations closing on 16October 2023 and Standard registrations closing on 15 November 2023.

Register and stay tuned for more details on the ISGTCO2 registration website.

We look forward to welcoming you in Brisbane in November for the inaugural International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide!