Preliminary Programme:

The programme of the conference will have a session structure as follows:

1st day, 15 March 2018

  • Political Framework
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy and Hydrogen
  • CO2 for Proteins

2nd day, 16 March 2018

  • CO2 for Chemicals and Polymers
  • CO2 for Fuels
  • CO2 for Aviation

1st day, 15 March 2018

Political Framework

  • Dr. Ing. Frank Köster, EnergieAgentur.NRW (DE): Green Growth and Bioeconomy from a Regional Perspective


  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE): Sustainability of Carbon Capture and Utilization
  • Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez, Heleen de Wever, VITO (BE): Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU): Current Status, Challenges and Way Forward - Abstract here
  • Prof. Christian Breyer, Solar Economy. Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI):
    The Potential for a Global Renewable Energy System and the Implications for Synthetic Fuels and Chemicals

Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

  • Daniel Egger, Climeworks AG (CH): Direct Air Capture for Sustainable Carbon Capture and Utilisation Processes
  • Prof. Dr. Michael North, University of York (UK): CO2 Capture and Electrochemical Mineralisation - Abstract here
  • Marleen Ramakers, Unversity of Antwerp (BE): Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Value-Added Chemicals and Fuels in a Gliding Arc Plasmatron - Abstract here

CO2 for Proteins

  • Dr. Sc. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, VTT (FI): Production of Single-cell Protein from CO2 and Electricity - Abstract here


2nd day, 16 March 2018

CO2 for Chemicals and Polymers

  • Dr. Christoph Gürtler, Covestro AG (DE): CO2 - A Versatile Building Block for a Broad Range of Applications
  • Louis Fradette, CO2 solutions (CA): Valorisation Carbone Québec: A unique CO2 Capture and Utilization Project
  • Gunnar Holen, Nordic Blue Crude (NO) & Sebastian Becker, sunfire GmbH (DE): On the Way to a First Commercial Blue Crude Production in Norway
  • David Strik, Wageningen University (NL): CO2 to N-caproate: Bioelectrochemical Chain Elongation to new Platform Chemical
  • Prof. Dr. Arjan Kleij, ICIQ / ICREA (ES): Where Carbon Dioxide and Terpenes Merge into Biopolymers: Creating Potential as Platform Molecules for the Polymer Industry - Abstract here

CO2 for Fuels

  • Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten, Avantium (NL): CO2 Electrocatalysis as Key Technology for the Production of High Value Chemicals
  • 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): OptiMeH - Optimised Process Chain for a Resource-efficient Methanol Synthesis - Abstract here
  • Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Inc. (US): Phytonix Latest Developments and the Challenging Process of Moving Towards Pilot and Commercial Scale-up
  • Dr. Pekka Simell, VTT (FI): SOLETAIR – Fuels and Chemicals from the Sun and Air: Experiences from the Integration and Test Campaigns - Abstract here
  • Dr.-Ing. Achim Schaadt, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (DE): A Hybridised Approach to Oxymethylene Ethers (OME) Synthesis - Designer Oxygenated Fuels and Solvents - Abstract here

CO2 for Aviation

  • Oskar Meijerink, SkyNRG (NL): Sustainable Aviation Fuels, the Challenges and Opportunities for CO2 Based Technologies - Abstract 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