Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

1st day (6 December 2016) - Political Framework & Visions


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Conference Opening


Dr.-Ing. Walther Pelzer
Ministry of Innovation,
Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF)

Opening Words


Dr. Frank Köster
EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE)

Bioeconomy and the Future of Mobility – Findings from a Regional Perspective

Policy & Visions

Chairwoman: Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult (BE)


Dr. Issam Dairanieh
CO2 Sciences, Inc. (USA)

Global CO2 Initiative - Abstract here


Ted Grozier
Climate KIC (EU)

Dr. Niklas Meine
Covestro (DE)

EnCO2re - a Flagship Initiative for CO2 Utilization - Abstract here

11:30   Coffee Break
Dr. Reinhard Büscher
DG Growth / European Commission (EU)

CO2 Reuse in and for the Circular Economy - the Industrial Dimension - Abstract here

Soren Bowadt
DG Research & Innovation / European Commission (EU)

An Update on Commission Activities towards CCU


Dr. Helmut Löwe
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (DE)

From Waste to Resource - New Developments in German CCU Research and Innovation - Abstract here


Prof. Dr. Peter Styring
University of Sheffield (UK)

CO2 - a Valuable Building Block for the Chemical Industry

13:15   Lunch Break

Jan Theulen
HeidelbergCement (BE)

HeidelbergCement Driving Carbon Capture and Storage/Utilization - Abstract here


Damian Dallemagne
SCOT / Greenwin (BE)


Creation of a European Association dedicated to CO2 Utilisation


Marcel Keiffenheim
Greenpeace Energy eG (DE)

The Role of Gas in the Energy Revolution

Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Full Integration of CCU Fuels in  the next Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

Christian Schweitzer
bse engineering (DE)

CO2-Recycling at Waste Incineration Plants and GHG-Reduction Quota for Fuels

15:55   Coffee Break

Artificial Photosynthesis & H2 Generation

Chairman: Achim Raschka (nova-Institut GmbH)


Prof. Stenbjörn Styring
Uppsala University (SE)
Prof. Leif Hammarström
Uppsala University (SE)
CO2 Reduction to Solar Fuels by Artificial Photosynthesis - Abstract here
16:55 Dr. Martin Demler
Evonik Industries (DE)
Artificial Photosynthesis Development at Evonik - Abstract here
17:15   Panel Discussion

Dinner Buffet

2nd day (7 December 2016) - Chemicals & Energy from CO2


CO2-based Chemicals & Polymers

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB) (DE)


Dr. Christin Liptow
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Aleksandar Lozanovski
Fraunhofer IBP (DE)

Leonard Müller
RWTH Aachen (DE)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Carbon Dioxide Utilization Processes


Oliver Hauenstein
University of Bayreuth (DE)

Bio-based CO2 / limonene copolymer as versatile toolbox - Abstract here


Dr. Deepak Pant
VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (BE)

Dr. Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez 
VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (BE)

Technological Advances in CO2 Bioconversion (Electro-)Biorefinery

Valorization of CO2-rich Off-Gases to Monomers and Biopolymers Through Biotechnological Process - Abstract here

10:20   Coffee Break

Dr. Christoph Gürtler
Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG) (DE)

New Activities of Covestro in CO2 Utilization - Abstract here


Bruce Dannenberg
Phytonix (US)

Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Address Global Challenges: Climate Change and Sustainable Chemistry - Abstract here


Ross Gordon
Photanol (NL)

Producing high purity Lactic Acid from CO2, powered by the Sun - Abstract here

11:50   Lunch Break

CO2-based Fuels

Chairman: Lars Schulze-Beusingsen, EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE)

12:50 Eelco Dekker
Methanol Institute (NL)
Renewable Methanol as a Key Molecule for CCU Fuels - Abstract here

Dr. Moritz Wendt
InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG (DE)

Dr. Elias Frei
Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (DE)

Dynamic Methanol Synthesis by CO2 Utilization under Various Site Conditions - Abstract here

13:40 Jaap Vente
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) (NL)

Thermodynamic limitations and how to overcome them in Carbon Utilization - Pilot Activities on the Production of Methanol based on Residual Gases in the Steel Industry - Abstract here


Torsten Buddenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE)

Power to Fuel as a Sustainable Business Model for Cross-sectorial Energy Storage in Industry and Power Plants - Abstract here

14:20   Coffee Break


Chairmwoman: Dr. Cornelia Bähr, CLIB2021 (DE)

14:50 Dr. Sean Simpson
LanzaTech (NZ, US)

Innovations for a Carbon Smart Future
Abstract here

15:10   Bernhard Guentner
Syngip (NL)

The Zero Emission Steel Plant of the Future - Abstract here

15:30 Christian von Olshausen
sunfire GmbH (DE)
Power-to-Liquids: sunfire’s Activities in Synthetic Hydrocarbons from CO2, H2O and Electricity - Abstract here

Dr. Doris Hafenbradl
Electrochaea GmbH (DE)

Power-To-Gas – from the Laboratory to Industrial Scale - Abstract here


Valentin Batteiger
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V. (DE)

SUN-to-LIQUID - Integrated Solarthermochemical Synthesis of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels - Abstract here


Networking Reception