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Info: Preliminary Programme: 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals

Cologne / Hybrid Event - on-site and online

Meet the leading international experts at one of the world’s premier and most prominent conferences on Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X).

The preliminary programme for the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals” and the integrated “2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels” is online, take a look at


1st Day: 23 March 2021

2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels

Roland Dittmeyer, KIT (DE) Synthetic fuels via Power-to-X – Status and potential of decentralized plants
Rudolf Dörpinghaus, IASA (DE) Serosin Now! Why Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels must be pushed forward more intensively
Gunnar Holen, Nordic Blue Crude (NO) Producing Fischer-Tropsch-based Kerosene and Naphtha on Commercial Scale in Norway
  Jürgen Wiese, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) (BE) The Need for Sustainable Fuels in Business and Corporate Aviation
  Stefan Gsänger, World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) (DE) The Power of Wind for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Green Hydrogen Production

  Volker Goeke, ITM Linde Electrolysis (DE) N.N.


  Stef Denayer, North CCU-hub (BE) The North-CCU-Hub Roadmap
Carbon Capture & Utilisation - Abstract
  Nicholas M. Musyoka, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (ZA) Power-to-Methanol (PtMeOH) in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges - Abstract

Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

Six presentations of the nominated companies  

2nd Day: 24 March 2021


Carbon Capture & Utilisation

Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE) The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) and CCU
Volker Sick, University of Michigan (US) / Global CO2 Initiative Developing Carbon Dioxide as a Versatile Raw Material for Chemicals and Fuels
  Dinah Dux, Uniper Technology GmbH (DE)
Feasibility study on CCU opportunities for North Rhine-Westphalia


Florian Möllenbruck, Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH (DE) N.N.

Power-to-X – CO2 for Gas, Chemicals and Cosmetics

Doris Hafenbradl, Electrochaea (DE) N.N.
  Thomas Haas, Evonik (DE) N.N.

Power-to-X – CO2 for Food and Chemicals

Tore Sylvester Jeppesen, Haldor Topsøe (DK) Electrochemical Production of Fuels and Chemicals – Utilising High Temperature Electrolysis - Abstract
Reza Ranjbar, CPI (UK) Efficient Conversion of CO2 to Protein at Semi-industrial Scale - Abstract
  Juha Lehtonen, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (FI) Polycarbonate Polyols from Biogenic CO2 – Feasibility Assessment - Abstract
Steffen Lindner-Mehlich, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP) (DE) & Frank Kensy, b.fab (DE) The Formate Bio-Economy: Synthetic Formatotrophy for Assimilation of Formate Synthesized from Electricity and CO2
Hiroyuki Kamata, IHI Corporation (JP) Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation to Produce Monomers for Greener Resin Production - Abstract
Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema (FR) CO2 Gas Fermentation: Opportunities and Technical Challenges - Abstract

We are happy to welcome 20 speakers from 10 different countries. These experts from leading companies and research institutes have diverse backgrounds and will present their innovative technologies and strategies. These presentations will cover the whole supply and value chain for Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X), such as energy supply via renewable resources, capture and use of renewable carbon and hydrogen production, as well as the political framework and future innovations. 


The innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

You are an innovator in CO2 utilisation or you have developed pioneer technologies to capture or convert CO2 into fuels or chemicals? Join us and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”. nova-Institute and YNCORIS, together with the co-organiser CO2 Value Europe will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the field of Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X).


Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities

The fee of a booth (6 m2) is only 1,100 € (excl. 19% VAT). This includes a table, table cloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection, provided by the organizer. Also, one entrance ticket to the conference is included. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Simply book your booth now  and send Mr.  Dominik Vogt with a printable logo and your company profile . All sponsoring opportunities are online here.

nova-Institute would like to thank YNCORIS  for sponsoring the innovation award “Best CO2 utilisation 2021” and CO2 Value Europe for the co-organisation. We also thank our silver sponsor COVESTRO and our partner IASA for supporting our conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our conference.

Your nova conference team