18-02-08 Carbon Capture and Utilisation – Carbon Neutral Fuels for the Future

6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

15 - 16 March 2018, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

++ CO2 for Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers ++ Meet the international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world! ++ Final programme online ++ More than 80 particpants registered - list of participants online ++ More than 200 leading international experts in CO2 utilization and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference ++

To reach the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2017 carbon neutral fuels are a key element for a sustainable future. Fuels based on carbon dioxide utilisation are seen as the main if not the only option to meet these goals in time and especially for future transport and aviation several companies and research bodies are working on this topic.
At the international “6th Conference on CO2 – Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemicals and Polymers”,, you will have the chance to meet some of the main players in this sector and discuss with them on future options. Don’t miss this chance for information and networking.

The conference will take place in Cologne, Germany. Leading players will showcase enhanced and new applications using CO2 as feedstock at this conference where more than 200 attendees are expected. Speakers with a focus on fuels include:


CO2 for Fuels

Chairpersons: Dr. Holger Bengs, BCNP Consultants (DE)
                       Dr. Ing. Frank Köster, EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE)

Bruce Dannenberg
Phytonix Inc. (US)

Phytonix Latest Developments and the Challenging Process of Moving Towards Pilot and Commercial Scale-Up

Gunnar Holen
Nordic Blue Crude (NO)

Karl Hauptmeier
sunfire GmbH (DE)

Renewable Oil Substitutes: On the Way to a First Commercial Blue Crude Production in Norway


Dr. Pekka Simell 
SOLETAIR - Fuels and Chemicals from the Sun and Air: Experiences from the Integration and Test Campaigns - Abstract here
Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Majid
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE)
OptiMeH-Optimised Process Chain for a Resource-efficient Methanol Synthesis - Abstract here

Dr. Markus Oles
Thyssenkrupp AG (DE)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Görge Deerberg
Fraunhofer UMSICHT (DE)

Carbon2Chem - Valorising Emissions from the Steel Industry - Abstract here

Misha Valk
Sustainable Aviaton Fuels, the Challenges and Opportunities for CO2 Based Technologies - Abstract here
Jürgen Tiedje
European Commission (EU)
CCU in the EU Policy Framework of the Decarbonisation of Industry
Prof. Christian Breyer
Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI)
The Potential for a Global Renewable Energy System and the Implications for Synthetic Fuels and Chemicals - Abstract here
Dr.-Ing. Achim Schaadt
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (DE)
A Hybridised Approach to Oxymethylene Ethers (OME) - Designer Oxygenated Fuels and Solvents - Abstract here
Remko Detz
Energy Research Institute of the Netherlands (ECN) (NL)
The Future of Solar Fuels: When Could they Become Competitive? - Abstract here
Marleen Ramakers
University of Antwerp (BE)
Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Value-Added Chemicals and Fuels in a Gliding Arc Plasmatron - Abstract here
Dr. Günter Harp
Harp Process Chemistry Consulting (DE)
Methanol as Key for Industrial Symbiosis between Chemistry and Steel - Abstract here
Christian Schweitzer
bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH (DE)
System Relevant Energy Consumption for CO2 Processing Fuels

Call for posters

Would you like to contribute to the conference with a poster on your results on recent developments within the field's of above mentioned main topics of the conference? We appreciate your proposal; just send an abstract and a suggested title to Mr. Achim Raschka:, +49 (0)22 33 - 48 14-51

Exhibition opportunities

The fee of a booth (6qm) is 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you a table, table cloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Please submit Mr. Dominik Vogt ( your preferred booth number, a printable logo and a company profile.

Sponsoring opportunities

All sponsoring opportunities are online.


“Carbon dioxide can be used profitably as a multi-purpose resource base for the production of chemicals or polymers, opening up new avenues towards sustainability. I am very pleased about the upcoming conference and the possibility of exchange with international experts.”
The "6th Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers" is under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia



The nova-Institute would like to acknowledge Phytonix Corporation (USA) for supporting the conference as a Gold Sponsor and the EnergieAgentur.NRW as Premium Partner of the conference.
All sponsoring opportunities are online at here.

Join the revolution, visit the conference, meet the leading entrepreneurs of the new industry!

Best regards,

Your nova-conference team