The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


2nd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as a Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers, Essen, 7-9 Oct 2013

With Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) a new family of technologies is emerging which will change the whole field of raw material supply massively: with help of renewable energy sources, CO2 is becoming a raw material for the chemical industry, and also especially the polymer and plastics industry. Be prepared!

At the biggest conference in Europe “2nd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers” in Essen (Germany, 7 – 9 October 2013, the primary focus of the third day will be on CO2-based polymers:

Christoph Gürtler from Bayer MaterialScience (Germany) will present the latest news on the investment in CO2-based polyurethanes. Niklas von der Assen (RWHT Aachen, Germany) will show the first time LCA results on these materials. Speakers from Cardia Bioplastics (Australia), CSIRO (Australia), BASF (Germany), ICREA (Spain), Universities Wageningen (The Netherlands) and Sydney (Australia) will present the latest development on Polypropylencarbonate (PPC) and the combination PPC, biopolymers and fibres, Na-Acrylate for superabsorbers and also polymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons.

Stefan Bringezu (Wuppertal, Germany) will talk on carbon recycling for renewable material supply.

After lunch the topic will be “CO2 for Building Blocks”. LanzaTech (New Zealand), Oakbio (USA), University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium) will discuss CO2 as the ultimate substrate for a sustainable biotech industry and as a source for chemical building blocks.

The 3rd day will end with a discussion with the speakers of the day.

Please take a look to the full programme:

Don’t miss this unique event to learn about CO2 based polymers from the leading scientists and companies and an invaluable occasion of new possible business to business collaborations!