Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

1st day (15 March 2018, 10-18h) - Political Framework & Visions


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Conference Opening


Karl-Uwe Bütof
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (DE)

Opening Words
Carbon Dioxide as a Raw Material of the Future – Perspectives for the North Rhine-Westphalian Industry


Innovation and Strategy

  Chairman: Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Inc. (US)
10:30 Jürgen Tiedje
European Commission (EU)
CCU in the EU Policy Framework of the Decarbonisation of Industry
10:50 Dr. Enrico Barsch
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (DE)
CO2 Valorisation – new Developments in Germany and Europe - Abstract here

Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez

Heleen de Wever

Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU): Current Status, Challenges and Way Forward - Abstract here


Damien Dallemagne
CO2 Value Europe  (EU)

CO2 Value Europe, the New Industry Association Dedicated to CCU - Abstract here

12:15   Lunch Break  

Sustainability and Policy

Chairpersons:  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

14:00 Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Sustainability of Carbon Capture and Utilization

Nils Aldag
sunfire GmbH (DE)

e-Fuels in the EU Regulatory Framework and Sustainability Issues

14:40   Coffee Break  
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
15:30 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

16:10   Panel Discussion: CCU and Sustainability
16:40   Coffee Break  

CO2 Capture and New Technologies

  Chairman: Jaap Vente, ECN (NL)

Daniel Egger
Climeworks AG (CH)

Direct Air Capture for Sustainable Carbon Capture and Utilisation Processes - Abstract here


Prof. Dr. Michael North
University of York (UK)


CO2 Capture and Electrochemical Mineralisation - 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

18:10   Cold Beer on Tap in the Exhibition Space
20:00   Champagne Reception and Dinner Buffet by COVESTRO
22:00   Live Musik
23:00   German Bowling & Bar

2nd day (16 March 2018, 9-18h) - Chemicals & Energy from CO2


CO2 Chemicals & Polymers

Chairpersons: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB (DE)
                        Dr. Cornelia Bähr, CLIB2021 / BIC-Cluster (DE)
09:00 Prof. Dr. Arjan Kleij
Where Carbon Dioxide and Terpenes Merge into Biopolymers: Creating Potential as Platform Molecules for the Polymer Industry - Abstract here
09:20 David Strik
Wageningen University (NL)
CO2 to N-Caproate: Bioelectrochemicals Chain Elongation to New Platform Chemical
09:40 Dr. Louis Fradette
CO2 Solutions (CA)
Valorisation Carbone Québec: A Unique CO2 Capture and Utlization Project - Abstract here

Gunnar Holen
Nordic Blue Crude (NO)

Nils Aldag
sunfire GmbH (DE)

Renewable Oil Substitutes: On the Way to a First Commercial Blue Crude Production in Norway - Abstract here
10:30   Coffee Break  

Dr. Jochen Norwig
Covestro AG (DE)

CO2 - A Versatile Building Block for a Broad Range of Applications - Abstract here


Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten
Avantium (NL)

CO2 Electrocatalysis as Key Technology for the Production of Hight Value Chemicals - Abstract here


CO2 for Fuels

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

Dr.-Ing. Frank Köster 
EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE)

Green Growth and Bioeconomy from a Regional Perspective
12:10 Dr. Günter Harp
Harp Process Chemistry Consulting (DE)

Methanol as Key for Industrial Symbiosis between Chemistry and Steel - Abstract here


Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Majid
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE)

Aleksandar Lozanovski
University of Stuttgart, 
Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP)

OptiMeH-Optimised Process Chain for a Resource-efficient Methanol Synthesis - Abstract here

13:00   Lunch Break  
14:30 Bruce Dannenberg
Phytonix Inc. (US)
Phytonix Latest Developments and the Challenging Process of Moving Towards Pilot and Commercial Scale-Up - Abstract here

Dr. Stefan Gehrmann
thyssenkrupp AG (DE)

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

Carbon2Chem - Valorising Emissions from the Steel Industry - Abstract here
15:30   Dr. Pasi Kauppinen
SOLETAIR - Fuels and Chemicals from the Sun and Air: Experiences from the Integration and Test Campaigns - Abstract here
15:50 Dr.-Ing. Achim Schaadt
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (DE)
A Hybridised Approach to Oxymethylene Ethers (OME) - Designer Oxygenated Fuels and Solvents - Abstract here
16:10   Sten Wranik
bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH (DE)
System Relevant Energy Consumption for CO2 Processing Fuels
16:40   Coffee Break + Networking Reception  


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