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Info: Session on CO2 for Gas, Cosmetics, Chemicals and Food: 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals

Online event

The programme for the upcoming 9th conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals is almost final – several experts from industry and academia will showcase their latest development in the field of CO2 valorisation for the future production of fuels and chemicals. Especially the latter will be the focus topic of the second day.

For the ninth time the nova-Institute will present its leading event on Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”. The portfolio of potential products from CO2 and renewable energies instead of fossil resources is nearly infinite. Based on the Power-to-X concept, e.g. large quantities of kerosene, fuels and platform chemicals can be produced from CO2. Further, specialties such as proteins and cosmetic ingredients made from CO2 are on their way. The technologies to end the fossil age and to lead into a climate-neutral and circular future are ready!

The use and conversion of CO2 for the production of base and intermediate chemicals for the chemical industry is one focus topic of the conference. Big companies, new pioneers and research institutes are running forward in the development of conversion technologies for CO2 to different chemicals to enrich and substitute the existing production based on petroleum and to lead the chemical industry to a sustainable future. The following speakers will show their latest developments in this fast-moving sector:


Doris Hafenbradl
Electrochaea (DE)

Generation of Renewable Methane – an Immediate Application for Large-scale Hydrogen Production
Liv Reinecke
Evonik (DE)
Artificial Photosynthesis – Production of Valuable Raw Materials using Carbon Dioxide
Tore Sylvester Jeppesen
Haldor Topsoe (DK)

Electrochemical Production of Fuels and Chemicals – Utilising High Temperature Electrolysis
Reza Ranjbar
Centre for Process Innovation (UK)

Efficient Conversion of CO2 to Protein at Semi-industrial Scale
Juha Lehtonen

Polycarbonate Polyols from Biogenic CO2 – Feasibility Assessment

 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
Jean-Luc Dubois
Arkema (FR)

CO2 Gas Fermentation: Opportunities and Technical Challenges


The innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

Deadline for submissions extended until 14 February 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).

nova-Institute would like to thank COVESTRO as silver sponsor and Axel Semrau as bronze sponsor of the conference, as well as YNCORIS for sponsoring the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” and CO2 Value Europe for the co-organisation. We also thank our partner IASA  for supporting our conference.


The final programme is available here.
Register now to the online conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our conference.

Your nova conference team