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Save the date: 23-24 March 2022:

Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals

The participants of the conference have chosen - the three winners of the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” are:

  1. Carbon Recycling International (Iceland): Emissions-to-Liquids Technology
  2. LanzaTech (USA): CarbonSmart Ethanol
  3. Covestro (Germany): Washing with CO2-Technology – Surfactants based on CO2

Congratulations to all three winners!


The conference is one of the earliest and most established worldwide and has developed into a unique meeting place for the entire Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. The first day will focus on CO2-based transport and aviation fuels, the second on 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.

CCU is one essential pillar for the supply of renewable carbon besides biomass and recycling. The transition to direct CO2 utilisation as one alternative carbon source is needed to substitute fossil sources, to fight climate change and to shift towards sustainable and climate-friendly production and consumption. For providing the full benefits of CCU technologies the use of renewable energy is indispensable. Especially the supply of green hydrogen is crucial for the production of CO2-based transportation and aviation fuels, bulk and fine chemicals.

A large number of European cross-sectoral projects for hydrogen production via large-scale electrolysers have been announced recently. The European Commission launched a 400 Billion hydrogen strategy for the full energy transition to renewable energies, as well as for the further use of hydrogen in innovations and technologies such as the production of high-volume synthetic fuels and chemicals.

Meanwhile, 100 projects on CO2-based fuel and chemical production, as well as efficient capture and utilisation technologies have been launched by several start-ups and established companies, ranging from pilot over demonstration to commercial scale. Even more players show their interest in getting involved in CCU and are increasingly planning and implementing more plants on different scales for Power-to-X technologies, low carbon fuels and a CO2-based chemistry. Great visions are becoming real business cases and innovations are starting to realise their potential!

New and leading players will showcase 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.


©MWIDE NRW/E. Lichtenscheid

‘Carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemistry and polymers adds considerable momentum to industry-driven innovation and opens new pathways towards sustainable growth in Europe. Tying in nicely with our industry policies, this upcoming conference has the potential to make visible the chemical sector’s key role in transforming North Rhine-Westphalia as a centre of industry.’

Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart
Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

(Click for the Message from Minister Pinkwart)

Focus of the Conference

Meet the frontrunners in Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) at one of the premier and most prominent conferences on CO2 as renewable carbon feedstock for fuels and chemicals in the world. More than 200 leading international experts in CO2 capture and utilisation and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference.

  • Strategy & Policy
  • Green Hydrogen Production
  • Carbon Capture Technologies
  • Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X): Fuels for Transport and Aviation, Building Blocks, Bulk and Fine Chemicals, Advanced Technologies / Artificial Photosynthesis


Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities are available here.

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nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on renewable carbon strategies for a bio-based and CO2-based economy and chemical recycling. It addresses the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 30 employees and an annual turnover of more than 3 million €. Get the latest news from nova-Institute, subscribe here.

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European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels


nova-Institut GmbH

Mr. Dominik Vogt
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449