1. About the University MATGAS 2000 AIE, known as MATGAS, is a non-profit organization, born as a joint venture among Carburos Metálicos-Air Products Group, the National Research Council of Spain (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB), MATGAS, as a center of excellence in CO2 and sustainability, is working in different angles of this complex problem, combining in a synergetic manner modeling with experiments. We do these developments in close contact with our strategic partners, with other researchers and with final users. MATGAS provides an open framework and environment for creative discussions and advance of research in close contact with the industrial world., MATGAS was created to advance in the research and development of MATerials and GASes, for different applications. As the demand for energy is expected to grow, clear steps should be taken towards reducing the emission of CO2 (and other greenhouse gases). One way of doing it is by developing technologies to efficiently capture it, transport it and use it in an environmentally safe manner, as well as searching for alternative energies and processes, for a sustainable development 2. About Academics/campus/affiliated colleges MATGAS Seminar Series on CO2 and Sustainability:Inexpensive Computational approaches to the dynamics of large molecular systems, 20 June 2013 3. University Statistics The MATGAS laboratories offer a variety of facilities that allow from the modeling and fabrication of new materials to their physical and chemical characterization, including the test for specific applications. 4. Research from the University Food preservation: MATGAS also has a research line dedicated to food conservation. We use carbon dioxide and other gases to improve the preservation of packaged food which can reduce or eliminate the use of other “additives”. Water treatment: In helping to tackle important environmental issues, at MATGAS we also work to provide technically viable solutions to address the issue of industrial wastewater. We develop technologies for the neutralisation of wastewater as well as for the treatment of water utilised in the leisure industry. CO2 utilisation: At MATGAS we use a completely innovative approach to the reduction of CO2 emissions, based not only on CO2 capture technologies but also on its preparation and utilization after the capture process. MATGAS is a leading centre on the study of new industrial and sustainable uses of CO2, such as the supercritical fluids technology for the food, materials and chemical industries. Simulation and Modelling: MATGAS maximises the synergies resulting from a combination of simulation and experimentation. Simulations performed at the computational lab, aid the understanding of the properties and processes which take place at the atomic level, as well as in the design and optimisation of processes at the industrial scale. Bioenergy: Bio energy is the second research line which is based on the processing of biological natural products into energy products. Our main goal is the recovery of energy from different residues that are generated in industrial processes to generate products with added value, such as biofuels. Life Cycle Assessment: As part of our commitment to sustainable development, at MATGAS we apply the tools of Life Cycle Assessment to new processes and products. This allows us to systematically quantify the net environmental gain. Materials for energy: In this research line we address one of society’s greatest challenges, we are seeking to find new methods to obtain and store energy in a sustainable way. This includes new materials for efficient photovoltaic cells or catalysts which allow the transformation of CO2 or water into added value products from renewable energies.