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Danaci, Simge (Universite Grenoble Alpes, France)


Saponelli, Roberto (Sacmi, Italy)

I’m a Phd student and I work on R & D to Sacmi Group
My PhD research aims to evaluate the introduction of new simulation technologies (CAE), with the idea of assessing the relative benefits on the entire development cycle with the direct reuse of CO2 of ceramic kiln in Ch4 to be reused inside.
I’m completely agree with your ideas and I would like to better understand what Europe is doing on this issue.

Van der Meer, Yvonne van der Meer (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Thank you for the opportunity to support this petition. The European Union must include Carbon Capture & Utilization in the regulatory framework with the aim to transit to fully renewable feedstock for energy and chemistry applications. Excluding would mean not utilizing available options for a sustainable society.

Dr. Wesnigk, Johanna (EMPA Bremen, Germany)

Gaseous fuels like methane (and hydrogen)  can also play a role as storable and easily transportable substances in rCCU, as the infrastructure is already there. I also think that we may need to store bound CO2 in whatever form for decade(s) until we see a downward trend of global warming and its many related impacts. Dr. J. Wesnigk

Flanders, Nicholas (Opus 12, Inc, USA)

CCU provides a platform for nearly zero-land use production of carbon-neutral liquid fuels, which can provide direct substitutes for existing transportation fuels and can be distributed within existing infrastructure. This technology is developing rapidly, and is a perfect fit within the broad shift in the electrical grid to higher penetration of low-cost renewables.

Pedersen, Thomas Brorsen (pond, Denmark)

The use of CO2 as building blocks for next generation renewable polymer materials is very important for our Planet. EU must take immediate actions to migrate from petrochemical and fossil sources.

Salsman, James (, US)

Thank you for the opportunity to support this effort. Please see

Bengs, Holger (BCNP Consultants GmbH, Germany)

Very clear argumentation, Michael.

Christian, Breyer (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)

The petition on rCCU is really needed, thank!

It should be highlighted that coal-CCU is finally not acceptable due to the overall sustainability failure of coal, the same for fossil oil. Fossil gas is only a bridging technology. All other non-fossil energy sources for CO2 in the CCU process are highly welcome.

The petition should be not misused by the next CCS camouflage, such fossil greenwashing needs to be avoided.

Jamieson, Craig (Next Generation, UK)

rCCU is an idea whose time has come. Better still if the CO2 can be stored permanently into materials such as aggregates or building materials.

Cayuela, Rafael (Author - The Future of the Chemical Industry by 2050, Switzerland)

The EU has is a great opportunity to integrate all different renewables energies policies into one comprehensive framework. Carbon Capture, as the different CO2 uses would be a critical component of it, an opportunity it should be clearly missed.

Williams, Melanie (Melanie Williams Consulting SARL, Switzerland)

CO2 recycling should be encouraged and incentivised when it uses renewable energy. See my article for an analysis of recent technology announcements.


Postma, Petrus (BLOC, Netherlands)

I am the manager of the project CO2 Smart Grid in the Netherlands,

Knops, Pol (Green Minerals B.V., Netherlands)

CO2 can be used to produce solid carbonates. Thereby is the CO2 safely stored, energy produced and valuable products made. These products can be used in concrete (microfillers), polymers (functional fillers) and paper (PCC replacement).

Developing the process from TRL-3 upward.

Dairanieh, Issam (CO2 Sciences, USA)
  1. CCU is needed to attain the Paris agreement goal of limiting the increase in temp to under 2 C.
  2. CCU can 15-25% of the gap that exists today between target and utilization of known solutions such as wind/solar/ccs/etc.
  3. CCU can create products that has the potential to generate an annual revenue of $1 Trillion/yr by 2030
du Marchie van Voorthuysen, Evert (GEZEN foundation for utility-scale solar energy, Netherlands)

rCCU fuels can be made from 1. the heat in solar towers (CSP-technolgy) 2. renewable electricity from PV and wind 3. artificial photosynthesis. Option 1 is promising and should be stimulated by the EU much stronger.

Hellingwerf, Klaas Jan (Photanl BV, Netherlands)

I warmly support this initiative and not that biology has already great ways to tackle part of this problem.

Imbabi, Mohammed Salah-Eldin (The University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

The Carbon Capture Machine (CCM) Team that I lead is in the semi-finals of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.  For further information see and Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to sponsor or support the CCM Team.

De Coninck, Eric (ArcelorMittal, Belgium)

CCU is the catalyst towards a zero emission industry, since it will allow industry to :

  • re-use second hand carbon, and leave fossil carbon in the earth
  • create value and jobs by the investments in new CCU-technologies
  • pay for the capture cost of almost all industrial CO2, in order to give CCS a chance to develop too
Sazio, Pier (University of Southampton, UK)

rCCU will accelerate the development of the key technological and economic driver of the 21st century i.e. the circular economy. The EU must take the lead in this revolution

Simonyi, Endre (Private scientist, HUNGARY)

I prove (this is the keyword) with my son in our lecture on the Low Carbon Earth Summit 2016 (in China at November 12.): The rCCU is the only real solution of the CO2 caused greenhouse problem.

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