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 production
  • Artificial Photosynthesis

2nd day, 16 March 2018

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Daniel Egger, Climeworks AG (CH): Direct Air Capture for Sustainable Carbon Capture and Utilisation Processes
  • Gunnar Holen, Nordic Blue Crude (NO) & Sebastian Becker, sunfire GmbH (DE): On the Way to a First Commercial Blue Crude Production in Norway
  • Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten, Avantium (NL): CO2 Electrocatalysis as Key Technology for the Production of High Value Chemicals
  • Linsey Garcia-Gonzalez, Heleen de Wever, VITO (BE): Valorization of CO2 in a Cross-regional Perspective
  • Oskar Meijerink, SkyNRG (NL): Sustainable Aviation Fuels, the Challenges and Opportunities for CO2 Based Technologies
  • Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Inc. (US): Phytonix Latest Developments and the Challenging Process of Moving Towards Pilot and Commercial Scale-up
  • Prof. Dr. Michael North, University of York (UK): CO2 Capture and Electrochemical Mineralisation
  • Dr. Christoph Gürtler, Covestro AG (DE): CO2 - A Versatile Building Block for a Broad Range of Applications
  • David Strick, Wageningen University (NL): CO2 to N-caproate: Bioelectrochemical Chain Elongation to new Platform Chemical
  • Dr. Pekka Simell, VTT (FI): SOLETAIR – Fuels and Chemicals from the Sun and Air: Experiences from the Integration and Test Campaigns
  • Dr. Sc. Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, VTT (FI): Production of Single-cell Protein from CO2 and Electricity
  • Louis Fradette, CO2 solutions (CA): Valorisation Carbone Québec: A unique CO2 Capture and Utilization Project
  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut (DE): Sustainability of Carbon Capture and Utilization
  • Dr. Ing. Frank Köster, EnergieagenturNRW (DE): Green Growth and Bioeconomy from a Regional Perspective
  • Dr. Günter Harp, Harp Process Chemistry Consulting (DE): Methanol as Key for Industrial Symbiosis between Chemistry and Steel


Call for papers

Interested companies and institutions are invited to respond to the call for papers (deadline: 31 October 2017).
If you want to contribute with your presentation on carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemistry and polymers please don't hesitate to contact Achim Raschka:, +49 (0)22 33 - 48 14-51