The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers

December 2, 2014 – December 3, 2014 all-day
Haus der Technik,
Haus der Technik e.V
Holle Street 1, 45127 Essen

In the last years scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians are starting to consider CO2 not any more a mere waste product, rather than as a raw material to be turned into useful feedstock for chemistry, polymers or as a carbon source where to store renewable energy. This shift from the CO2 as a waste to CO2 as a useful raw material is commonly defined as the “CO2 economy”. Although the CO2 economy is still in an embryonic state, it bears a huge potential in terms of GHG emissions reduction, storing renewable energy and securing raw material for the chemical and polymer industries.

For the 3rd year in a row, the conference “CO2 as chemical feedstock – a challenge for sustainable chemistry” will concentrate on this topic. It will be held on 2 – 3 December 2014 in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany and will be the biggest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014. More than 200 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization are expected to attend the conference and share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in realization. We thank our Gold Sponsor Energie.Regionen NRW and all partners for their support.

1st Day (2 December 2014; 10 am – 7 pm): Political framework and visions

  • Policy & visions
  • CO2 capture & purification
  • H2 generation: prerequisite for CO2 economy
  • CO2 based fuels

2nd Day (2 December 2014; 9 am – 7 pm): Chemicals and energy from CO2

  • Natural and artificial photosynthetic systems
  • Chemicals and building blocks
  • Polymers & Materials

Confirmed speakers

David Addison, Virgin Earth Challenge, United Kingdom
Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Styring, CO2Chem network, United Kingdom,
Sven Petersen, Linde Engineering, Germany
Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Corporation, United States
N.N., LanzaTech NZ Ltd., New Zealand
Christian Schweitzer, bse engineering Leipzig GmbH, Germany
N.N. Liquid Light Corporation, United States
Peter Shepard, Novomer Inc., United States


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