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

6 - 7 December 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

++ first speakers confirmed ++ free booth for the first 10 bookers - only a 2-days conference entrance ticket needed ++ 20 % early bird discount till August! ++ Under the Patronage of Svenja Schulze,  Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia ++

++ One of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) of the world 2016 ++

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. 

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.

Call for posters and papers

Would you like to contribute to the conference with your presentation on recent developments within the field's of Policy & Vision, H2 Generation: Prerequisite for CO2-Economy, CO2 Capture & Purification, Chemicals & Polymers and CO2-based Fuels? We appreciate your proposal! Just send an abstract and a suggested title by e-mail to Mr Achim Raschka.: achim.raschka@nova-institut.de


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.