33 Presentations and 7 valuable Comments 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:

Seven valuable comments on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers:

Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Inc. (US):
"Phytonix's Technology leverages the ancient and highly evolved process of natural photosynthesis with the cutting edge 21st century science of synthetic biology. With this approach we have created a commercial process, powered by the sun, that utilizes industrial carbon dioxide emissions as the sole feedstock for the production of dramatically carbon-negative, cost leadership industrial chemicals such as Butanol and Octanol."
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."
Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Majid, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE):
"We are on the way to optimise the route of Methanol production based on renewable energies. Furthermore, connecting different sectors in this field will be presented."
Klaas Jan Schouten, Avantium (NL):
"Avantium is developing a powerful electrocatalytic technology platform to convert carbon dioxide to chemical building blocks."
Simell Pekka, VTT (FI):
"Latest findings on the pilot scale process to make liquid fuels by FT-synthesis from renewable hydrogen, based on FT-synthesis by a novel microstructured heat exchanger reactor, direct air capture unit used for CO2 and PEM electrolyzer for H2."
Michael North, University of York (UK):
"The separation of CO2 from other gases can be realised by using biomass derived carbonaceous materials. The electrochemical mineralisation of CO2 is already attracting substantial interest from both the scientific press and global news agencies due to its ability to convert CO2 into an inert solid using just scrap metal, sea water and renewable energy."


We are pleased to announce our speaker line-up:

  • Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten, Avantium (NL)
  • Christian Schweitzer, bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH (DE)
  • Evar Umeozor, Canadian Energy Research Institute/University of Calgary (CA)
  • Daniel Egger, Climeworks AG (CH)
  • Louis Fradette, CO2 Solutions (CA)
  • Dr. Stefanie Kesting, CO2 Value Europe (EU) / Uniper SE (DE)
  • Dr. Jochen Norwig, Covestro AG (DE)
  • Dr.-Ing. Frank Köster, EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE)
  • Dr. Remko J. Detz, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) (NL)
  • Jürgen Tiedje, European Commission (EU)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Löwe, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (DE)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Görge Deerberg, Fraunhofer UMSICHT (DE)
  • Dr.-Ing. Achim Schaadt, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (DE)
  • Lisa Buchner, German Emisssions Trading Authority (DEHSt) within the German Environment Agency (UBA) (DE)
  • Dr. Günter Harp, Harp Process Chemistry Consulting (DE)
  • Prof. Dr. Arjan Kleij, ICIQ / ICREA (ES)
  • Prof. Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI)
  • Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (DE)
  • Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Majid, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE)
  • Gunnar Holen, Nordic Blue Crude (NO)
  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
  • Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Inc. (US)
  • Misha Valk, SkyNRG (NL)
  • Nils Aldag, sunfire GmbH (DE)
  • Dr. Markus Oles, Thyssenkrupp AG (DE)
  • Marleen Ramakers, University of Antwerp (BE)
  • Aleksandar Lozanovski, University of Stuttgart (DE)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael North, University of York (UK)
  • Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez & Heleen de Wever, VITO (BE)
  • Dr. Sc. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen & Dr. Pekka Simell, VTT (FI)
  • David Strik, Wageningen University (NL)


Participants from: +++ 3M +++ Avantium +++ BASF +++ Cargill +++ Clariant +++ CLIB2021 +++ Climeworks +++ Covestro +++ ECN +++ European Commission +++ Evonik +++ Fraunhofer +++ INEOS +++ KIT +++ LyondellBasell +++ Mitsubishi Hitachi +++ Nordic Blue +++ Phytonix +++ REPSOL +++ Robert Bosch +++ Suez +++ sunfire +++ ThyssenKrupp +++ Total +++ VITO +++ VTT +++ WUR +++

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Your nova-conference team