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


1st day (6 December 2016) - Political Framework & Visions


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)

Dr. Niklas 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. Martin Demler
Evonik Industries (DE)

Artificial photosynthesis development at Evonik


Discussion with Speakers from the first Day


Dinner Buffet

2nd day (7 December 2016) - Chemicals & Energy from CO2


Chemicals & Polymers

Dr. Christin Liptow
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Life cycle assessment (LCA) in Carbon Dioxide Utilization processes

Dr. Lisa Dyson
Kiverdi (US)

Converting Carbon Dioxide into Oleochemicals

Dr. Deepak Pant
VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (BE)

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

Dr. Moritz Wendt
Infraserv GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG

Dr. Elias Frei
Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Dynamic Methanol Synthesis by CO2 Utilization under Various Site Conditions

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-LIQUID - Integrated solarthermochemical synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels


LanzaTech (NZ, US)

Innovations for a carbon smart future


Bernhard Guentner
Syngip (NL)

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