Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023
19-20 April 2023, Maternushaus, Cologne (Germany)
The nova “Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals” is one of the most established worldwide and has developed into a unique meeting and networking place for the entire Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. The upcoming 10th edition of this conference again will continue with this success and will showcase again the newest and most important developments in the fast growing field of CO2 capture and utilisation.
How will this move forward?
CCU is one essential pillar for the supply of renewable carbon besides biomass and recycling and therefore one of the key technologies for the transition to sustainable chemical and fuel production and to substitute fossil feedstock sources, to fight climate change and to shift towards climate-friendly production and consumption. For providing the full benefits of CCU technologies the use of renewable energy and hydrogen is indispensable and a crucial for the production of CO2-based transportation and aviation fuels, bulk and fine chemicals. At our conference you will get the chance to meet pioneers and forerunners together with stakeholders from big companies, Start-Ups and research. The first day will focus on green hydrogen production, carbon capture and CO2-based transport and aviation fuels, the second especially on mineralisation and CO2-based bulk and fine chemicals. CCU technologies are essential to meet the future demand for carbon from renewable sources. Take a look into the near future and exchange ideas with the leading pioneers.
In our last edition we heard that already big installations are in place in China to produce CO2-based ethanol using emissions from the steel industry – and aiming to increase. Other industrial actors are planning to build large methanol plants in the Netherlands and Germany that use CO2 from waste incineration or industrial point sources and others are planning on erecting corresponding plants based on large-scale solar thermal power plants in Tunisia. Various plants for the production of aviation fuel are about to start construction, e.g. in France and in Norway. Methanol can be used directly to fuel container ships in particular, which so far usually run on heavy fuel oil. The production of e-kerosene is mainly stimulated by a coming quota: According to the ReFuel Aviation EU proposal, by 2030, 5 % of kerosene demand in the European Union would have to be met by sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), of which a minimum share of 0.7 % of synthetic aviation fuels. By 2035, the mandate is supposed to increase to 20 % SAF with a sub-quota of 5 % minimum of synthetic fuels. Additionally, a large number of European cross-sectoral projects for hydrogen production via large-scale electrolysers have been announced or are already in construction and also the recent discussions in Canada on green hydrogen are showing the future needs.
Great visions are becoming real business cases and innovations are starting to realise their potential!
New and leading players will demonstate novel and improved applications based on the use of CO2 as feedstock. Main topics of the conference are green hydrogen production, carbon capture technologies and carbon utilisation (Power-to-X): Transportation and aviation fuels, building-blocks, bulk and fine chemicals as well as advanced technologies for CO2 utilisation such as artificial photosynthesis.