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

6 - 7 December 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Meet leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world - 175 participants!

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One of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) of the world 

Big visions – and also real potential! The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), is gaining momentum. First commercial production of CO2-based polymers has been launched, several additional technologies have progressed so far to allow production on an industrial scale in the near future – with advanced biotechnology and chemical catalysis. At the same time are renewable energy from solar, wind and hydro becoming cheaper each year and the latest plants at favourable locations are already at the same price level as fossil energy sources and even below. A perfect situation for combining cheap and abundant renewables with carbon utilization to store energy, to produce renewable fuels and chemicals.
Renewable energy and CCU will reshape the energy system of the future and the chemical industry, too. Join the revolution, visit the conference, meet the leading entrepreneurs of the new industry.

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 features a mix of keynote, oral and poster presentations.

For the fifth time, nova-Institute is organizing one of the leading events on 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, this leading conference moves to Cologne in 2016 to have enough space for growth: nova-Institute expects more than 250 participants from 30 countries and 20 exhibitors and offers professional match making tools for efficient networking 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 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.

Call for posters

Would you like to contribute to the conference with a poster on your results on recent developments within the field's of Artificial Photosynthesis & H2 Generation, CO2 preparation, CO2-based Fuels Chemicals & Polymers and CO2-based Fuels? We appreciate your proposal; just send an abstract and a suggested title. Start-ups are welcome.
Contact: Achim Raschka, [email protected]


The „5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers" is under the patronage of Mrs. Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.




The nova-Institute was founded as a private and independent institute in 1994. It is located in the Chemical Park 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.