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Info: 2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels: 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals

Special session on the 23 March 2021
In cooperation with IASA



The vital question for the future of aviation is: how do we tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation and their serious impact on the climate? There are not many options available. Electric-driven aviation is, for the next decades, only suitable for short distance flights.
The use of bio-based kerosene is confronted by NGOs as “putting un-acceptable pressures on natural resources, such as forests and land”. It is also hampered by quality and standard issues for different biomass sources and conversion processes.

A big hope are aviation fuels based on the utilisation of CO2 and green hydrogen: CO2 as a GHG is not only the problem, it can also be part of the solution. Essential is the capture and re-use of CO2 – meeting the challenge of climate change in aviation requires a circular use of CO2.
Meet the leading European experts on CO2-based aviation and get insights into the status and potential of Power-to-Fuels for the aviation industry and how the transition can be pushed forward:


Grégoire Le Comte
European Commission (EU)

European Perspectives for Climate-Friendly Air-Traffic
Roland Dittmeyer
Institute for Micro Process Engineering (DE)

Synthetic Fuels via Power-to-X – Status and Potential of Decentralized Plants
Rudolf Dörpinghaus

Serosin Now! Why Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels must be pushed forward more intensively
Gunnar Holen
Nordic Blue Crude (SE)
Producing Fischer-Tropsch-based Kerosene and Naphtha on Commercial Scale in Norway
Henrik von Storch
Deutsche Post DHL Group (DE)

The Role of Sustainable Aviation Fuels for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Path to Zero Emission
Bruce Parry
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    



The conference is under the patronage of Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

nova-Institute would like to thank VTT as a Gold Sponsor, 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.

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