Dynamic drive in CO2 utilization

New challenges for sustainable chemistry in CO2 economy

German version: https://renewable-carbon.eu/news/erstaunliche-dynamik-der-co2-nutzung

Over the last few years Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies have grown from initial stages to highly dynamic topics in research projects and industrial applications. Especially in the area of solar fuels, particularly power-to-fuel and power-to-gas technologies, considerable progress can be observed. Leading players of the CO2 economy will showcase new and enhanced applications using carbon dioxide as feedstock at the third conference “CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers”, 2- 3 December 2014, in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany. www.co2-chemistry.eu

Visions and political frameworks are a major topic in this field, at the conference Peter Styring from CO2Net (UK) will give an overview on international activities in CCU. Further aspects will be shown by Michael Carus, nova-Institute, Lothar Mennicken from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and David Addison from Virgin Earth Challenge (UK).

Particularly in the field of solar fuels and power-to-gas technologies several project developers and companies are concentrating on technologies to convert carbon dioxide to fuels. The conference will provide insight into technologies of carbon dioxide capture and purification as well as hydrogen generation with presentations from Linde Engineering (DE), Climeworks (CH), sunfire (DE) and Hydrogenics Europe (NL) also including the European project SOLAROGENIX. The Technical University of Denmark, as one of the forerunners in the power-to-gas-technologies, will present their most recent activities in this field next to companies like NewCO2Fuels from Israel, LanzaTech from New Zealand, bse engineering Leipzig, Germany, and Phytonix Corporation from the US.

Besides from energy activities several companies and research organisations are also working on production processes of chemicals and polymers from CO2. Advances in these areas will be presented by one of the leading companies in commercial production of CO2-based polymers, Novomer Inc. from the USA, and the German Bayer MaterialScience, which is building a production plant for polyurethanes based on carbon dioxide. Other companies that will present their activities in polymer and chemicals production at the conference are Econic Technologies (UK), Liquid Light Corporation (USA) and Avantium (NL). To complete the picture Guido Saracco from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, will give a presentation on recent activities in artificial photosynthesis processes in the fuel generation.

The conference in Essen will be the largest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014. More than 300 participants from industry and research are expected. More information: www.co2-chemistry.eu

Current information on the conference programme can be found at www.co2-chemistry.eu/programme


Products, technologies or developments in the field of CO2 economy are welcome to be presented at a stand and a bulletin board. Please contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, phone: +49 (0) 2233-4814-49, e-mail: dominik.vogt@nova-institut.de

Poster session

Interested companies, universities, PhD students and institutions are kindly invited to respond to the call for posters. A poster session will provide the opportunity to introduce your latest projects and results. If you want to present your work or increase your visibility in the field of carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemistry and polymers please send an abstract to: Mr. Achim Raschka, phone: +49 (0) 2233-4814-51, e-mail: achim.raschka@nova-institut.de

The nova-Institute would like to thank its Gold Sponsor EnergieRegion.NRW and all partners for their support.

Download this press release as PDF file: 14-09-30 PR CO2 utilization nova

About nova-Institut GmbH

nova-Institute is a private and independent institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, LCA, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Today, nova-Institute has more than 20 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2 Mio. €.


nova-Institut GmbH, press release, 2014-09-30.


Avantium Technologies B.V.
Bayer MaterialScience AG
bse engineering Leipzig GmbH
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Climeworks AG
Econic Technologies Ltd.
Hydrogenics Corporation
LanzaTech Ltd.
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH
Liquid Light
nova-Institut GmbH
Politecnico Di Torino
Sunfire GmbH
Technical University of Denmark – DTU
Virgin Earth Challenge