4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

29 - 30 September 2015, Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany

Europe's largest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2015


SAVE the date: 5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 6-7 December 2016, Maternushaus Cologne, Germany

It sounds like a daring vision  – but could become reality sooner than you think! In the last years The explosion of interest in CO2 has led to a new awareness at industrial, societal and scientific levels with the result that CO2 is no longer a mere waste product, but rather an abundant, low cost raw material. Using carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemistry and polymers is a big challenge and chance  for our sustainable future and has immense potential for the coming decade  – much faster than expected!

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. High on the European research agenda, scientists are very active in CCU research, especially in 
the fields of solar fuels (power-to-fuel,
 power-to-gas) – but also in CO2-based chemicals and polymers. Leading players will showcase some enhanced and also new applications using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Representatives from political bodies and research institutes will be on hand at the event to present and discuss the latest national and regional policies, strategies and visions. 

For the fourth year in a row, the nova-Institute will organize the conference „Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers" on 29 – 30 September 2015 in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany.

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.



The "4th Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers" is under the patronage of Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.




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.

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] or [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.


Please recognize the following partner event at the same place, the day before:

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Catalyst for a European Industrial Renaissance

at 28 September 2015 organised by the SCOT Consortium. For further information click here.