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



SAVE THE DATE:  24 - 25 March 2020, 8th Conference on Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers.

Topics: Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation

Meet the leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world ++ More than 200 leading international experts in CO2 utilization and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference

Winners of innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” by Covestro and nova-Institute chosen


More and more stakeholders are interested in CCU's fast-moving, industry-driven innovation area. Several companies showed their interest on getting involved into this field and a lot of pilot, demonstration and even commercial plants were planned and built in the last twelve months. In addition, the political framework conditions for CCU have also improved considerably in recent months: The new version of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which will apply from 2020, opens the doors for all CO2 uses, including the use of industrial exhaust gases for all types of fuels. There are also discussions at the highest political level in the Emission Trading System (ETS) about recognising CO2 use. Great visions become a real potential!

Leading players will showcase enhanced and new applications using CO2 as feedstock. The main topics of the conference are the new political framework, renewable energy and hydrogen production, carbon capture technologies as well as CO2-based fuels for transport and aviation, chemicals and polymers as well as mineralisation.


New Innovation Award for the "Best CO2 Utilisation 2019“!

For the first time the Innovation Award for the "Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” will be granted at the conference to the young, innovative CCU industry for finding suitable applications and markets for CO2 based products and technologies. Since 4th February the possibility for application for the new innovation award is closed. Thank you very much for all submissions! Nominees will be published soon. All information here.




Call for posters

Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here please

Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities

The fee of a booth (6 qm) is 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you with a table, tablecloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. After booking your booth please submit Mr. Dominik Vogt a printable logo and a company profile.

All sponsoring opportunities are available for download here.

Our participants

The conference is aimed at providing international major players from the field of sustainable fuels, chemicals and polymers from 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. The conference provides an opportunity to meet the right partners for future alliances.

nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 30 employees and an annual turnover of more than 3 million €. Get the latest news from nova-Institute, subscribe here.


Media Partners

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Conference Journal

Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann and nova-Institute MD Michael Carus at #2019CCU in Cologne


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„Carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemistry and polymers is a dynamic field for industry-driven innovation and opens up new avenues for sustainable growth in Europe. I am very happy about the upcoming conference and the opportunity for exchange of views and expertise with international experts.“ Professor Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for the Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Innovation Award Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Premium Partner


nova-Institut GmbH

Mr. Dominik Vogt
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Huerth / Germany
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449
[email protected]

Important deadlines

Award application
4 February 2019

Poster submission
11 March 2019

20 – 21 March 2019