3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers

2 - 3 December 2014, Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany


SAVE THE DATE: 4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers: 29-30 September 2015!



 ++ press release: First pilot and demonstration plants for CO2-based fuels and polymers in use – commercial production closer than expected ++  135 participants from 26 countries registered ++

The conference is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka


Carbon Dioxide – raw material of the future

For the 3rd year in a row, the nova-Institute will organize the conference “CO2 as chemical feedstock – a challenge for sustainable chemistry” on 2 – 3 December 2014 in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany. Over the last few years, the rise of this topic has 
developed from several research projects
and industrial applications to become more and more dynamic, especially in
the fields of solar fuels (power-to-fuel,
 power-to-gas) – but also in CO2-based chemicals and polymers. Several players are very active and will showcase some enhanced and also new applications using carbon dioxide as feedstock. The conference will be the largest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014.

Our goal is to connect more than 200 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization that are expected to attend the conference and to share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in implementation. We hope also you will be part of this opportunity to get in touch with this innovative and active network.

Our participants

Attending this conference will be invaluable for businessmen and academics 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 business or academic partners for future alliances.


Take the extraordinary oportunity to present your company and your innovative products at the conference with an exhibition booth!
Prices for an 6 sqm booth are starting at 1100€ (net). We would be glad to provide you with a nonbinding offer. Detailled information can be found at www.co2-chemistry.eu/exhibitorinfo or please contact Mr. Dominik Vogt.

Call for posters and papers

Even though the programme is almost complete, there are still some slots open, mostly for utilization of carbon dioxide in the area of chemistry and polymers as well as for some innovative aspects of artificial photosynthesis. Additionally we would like to present your latest research on these topics in our posters session. So if you would like to add your research and processes to our conference programme, please contact us: [email protected]


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 over 15 years now, the nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.