5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

6 - 7 December 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Welcome to the International Conference on Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers from Renewables and CO2 - Under the Patronage of Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia 

++ 20 % early bird discount till end of August ++ Now available: Proceeding of the 4th Conference on CCU at a reduced price ++

One of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) of the world 
Big visions – but also big potential. The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as “Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU)”, is gaining momentum. These days several technologies are so sophisticated to allow production on an industrial scale in the immediate future. The use of CO2 with renewable energy has also very high potential. Some CCU technologies are already far developed and upscaling to industrial scale is lining up; other promising technologies are still in the laboratory or pilot scale.
The conference will tackle key issues of the industry: 
  • Which are the most promising technologies for CO2 capture, hydrogen production and the production of fuels, chemicals and polymers? 

  • And what is the right way of implementation, are research programs enough or are specific market incentives necessary?
Leading players will showcase enhanced and new applications using CO2 as feedstock. 
The conference will have four main themes; Policy & Visions, Artificial Photosynthesis & H2 Generation, Chemicals & Polymers and CO2-based Fuels and comprise of a mix of keynote, oral and poster presentations.

For the fifth time, nova-Institute is organizing one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world: "5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers", 6 - 7 December 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany. 

After four times in Essen, the conference moves to Cologne to have enough space for growth: nova-Institute expects more than 200 participants from 30 countries and 20 exhibitors as well as professional match making between the experts from industry, policy and research.


Our participants

The conference is aimed at providing international major players from the field of  sustainable fuels, chemicals and polymers from renewables and CO2 with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies.
The participants include interested experts from industry, associations, policy and civil society who wish to get a full picture of how this new and exciting scenario is unfolding, as well as providing an opportunity to meet the right partners for future alliances.

Free booths for the first ten exhibitors

Take the extraordinary opportunity to present your company and your innovative products at the conference with an exhibition booth! Only a two-days conference entrance ticket is needed.
Contact: Dominik Vogt, dominik.vogt@nova-institut.de

Call for posters and papers

Would you like to contribute to the conference with your presentation on recent developments within the field's of Policy & Vision, Artificial Photosynthesis & H2 Generation, Chemicals & Polymers and CO2-based Fuels? We appreciate your proposal; just send an abstract and a suggested title.
Contact: Achim Raschka, achim.raschka@nova-institut.de


The conference is being organized by nova-Institut GmbH. The institute was founded as a private and independent institute in 1994. It is located in the Chemiepark Knapsack in Huerth, which lies at the heart of the chemical industry around Cologne (Germany).
 For the last two decades, nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic and environmental evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.