Preliminary Programme:
Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

1st day (6 December 2016)


Registration and Welcome Coffee

Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Conference Opening


Ministry of Innovation,
Science and Research of
the German State of North
Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF) (DE)

Opening Words

Policy & Visions


European Commission (invited)


Ted Grozier
Climate KIC (EU)

Nicklas Meine
Covestro (DE)

ENCO2RE - a flagship initiative for CO2 utilization

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (DE) (invited)

Update on the German R&D Programme for CO2 Utilization


Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Dr. Christian Schweitzer
bse engineering (DE)

Policy framework for speeding up power-to-fuel


UK Center for Carbon Dioxide Utilization / SCOT (UK)

A vision for smart CO2 transformation in Europe

Artificial Photosynthesis & H2 Generation

Dr. Thomas Haas
Evonik Industries (DE)

Artificial photosynthesis development at Evonik


Discussion with Speakers from the first Day


Dinner Buffet

2nd day (7 December 2016)


Chemicals & Polymers


Dr. Christin Liptow
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Life cycle assessment (LCA) in Carbon Dioxide Utilization processes
  Lisa Dyson
Kiverdi (US)
Converting Carbon Dioxide into Oleochemicals

Dr. Deepak Pant,
Dr. Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez

VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (BE)

Technological advances in CO2 conversion electro-biorefinery

Valorization of CO2-rich off-gases to monomers and biopolymers through biotechnological process



Dr. Christoph Gürtler
Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG) (DE)


New Activities of Covestro in CO2 Utilization

Bruce Dannenberg
Phytonix (US)

Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Address Global Challenges: Climate Change and Sustainable Chemistry

CO2- based Fuels


Torsten Buddenberg
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (DE)

Power to fuel as a sustainable business model for cross-sectorial energy storage in industry and power plants

Dr. Doris Hafenbradl, Electrochaea GmbH (DE)

Power-To-Gas – from the laboratory to industrial scale

Christian von Olshausen
sunfire GmbH (DE)



Power-to-Liquids: sunfire’s Activities in Synthetic Hydrocarbons from CO2, H2O and Electricity
  Valentin Blatteiger
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.  (DE)
SUN-to-LIQID - Integrated solartherochemical synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels

LanzaTech (NZ, US)

Innovations for a carbon smart future
  Dr. Bernhard Guentner
Syngip (BE)
The Zero Emission steel plant of the future

Eelco Dekker
Methanol Institute (NL)

Renewable methanol as a key molecule for CCU fuels


Jaap Vente

Thermodynamic limitations and how to overcome them in carbon utilization - pilot activities on the production of methanol based on residual gases in the steel industry


Networking Reception with Snack