18-02-14 Sustainability & Policy: 6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

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

15 - 16 March 2018, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

++ Meet the international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world! ++ Final programme online ++ 85 particpants registered - list of participants online ++ More than 200 leading international experts in CO2 utilization and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference ++

Six presentations and a panel discussion will cover the topic „Sustainability and Policy“, which is crucial for understanding of the future significance of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU). The speakers will cover a wide area of discussion: The development of solar energy and the importance of CCU in this context, the evaluation of solar fuels, fundamental sustainability aspects and environmental impacts, the difference between CCS and CCU from an environmental point of view, policy proposals for the integration of CCU in the Emission Trading System (ETS), and even protein production from CO2. In the following panel discussion the audience is invited to join the discussion. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get the full picture.

Christian Breyer, Ph.D, Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI): 
The electricity system can be run on a 100% renewable energy basis. Due to the very low cost of solar and wind energy in places of excellent resources it will be also possible to convert electricity, water and air to synthetic fuels and all major feedstock chemicals, sooner than many expect."

Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE):
"From an ecological point of view, there is still considerable need for discussion as to how CCU processes can be assessed. The framework conditions and the specific applications have a significant influence on the ecological assessment of the CCU technology."



SuSustainability and Policy

Aleksandar Lozanovski, University of Stuttgart (DE)

Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE) 
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

Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Sustainability of Carbon Capture and Utilization

Evar Umeozor
Canadian Energy Research Institute/University of Calgary (CA)

Energy Options and Environmental Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Utilization Pathways - Abstract here

Lisa Buchner
German Emisssions Trading Authority (DEHSt) within the German Environment Agency (UBA) (DE)
CCU in the Framework of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Today and Tomorrow - Abstract here
Dr. Remko J. Detz
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) (NL)
The Future of Solar Fuels: When Could they Become Competitive? - Abstract here

Dr. Sc. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen

Production of Single-Cell Protein from COand Electricity - Abstract here

Full programme is online at here.

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