Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) and Power-to-X go to the next level.

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Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) and Power-to-X reach the next level. “Complete Program of the CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2023”

Leading international experts will meet in Cologne from 19 to 20 April 2023 for one of the world’s most important events in CO2 utilization, carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and Power-to-X.

In addition to biomass and recycling, CO2 utilization by CCU is an important pillar of renewable carbon feedstock supply and therefore one of the key technologies for a successful transition to sustainable chemical and fuel production. The use of alternative feedstock sources of fossil carbon from oil, natural gas and coal is particularly important to combat additional CO2 emissions and climate change, as well as to transition to climate-friendly production methods. To take full advantage of CCU technologies, it is essential to use renewable energy and hydrogen to produce CO2-based transportation and aviation fuels, bulk and fine chemicals and materials.

At the CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023 conference, leading industry and research experts will discuss the diverse possibilities of using CO2 as a feedstock in various industries. The program covers the entire value chain, from CO2 utilization innovations and strategies to the development and implementation of innovative CCU technologies, the policy framework and technical options for CO2 sequestration (carbon sequestration) and energy conversion into fuels and chemicals, polymers, materials and mineralization.

This year’s presentations include speakers from industry leaders ArcelorMittal, Promethean Particles, RWE, Carbon Recycling International, LanzaTech, Econic Technologies, Borealis, Phytonix, Sulzer Chemtech and Twelve, who will share their latest advances in the field of CCU.

Research institutes such as DLR (DE), TNO (NL), VITO (BE) and IFPEN (FR) will also present current projects on carbon assimilation, electrochemistry and synthetic fuel production, while a thematically specially developed parallel session on this topic. CCU provides research-depth insights into current cutting-edge research in this field. Experts from Avantium, FUNDITEC and Fraunhofer ICT will be there to discuss the latest developments and findings.

The Nova Institute, CO₂ Value Europe and the University of Michigan present a comprehensive status quo on technology framework conditions as well as future perspectives on CCU strategy and policy.

The “Best CO2 Utilization 2023” innovation award will also be presented at the conference. The nominees for this award will be announced at the end of February.

The current program is below https://CO₂ available.

More information about the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals 2023 Conference can be found here:

From innovation to political policy. Full Agenda for the 2023 Conference on CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals

Innovation, Strategy and Policy

  • Michael Carus and Christopher vom Berg, New Institute (DE) – CCU is more than a carbon removal technology
  • Anastasios Perimenis, CO₂ Value Europe (BE) – European Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Use (CCU)
  • Volker Sick, University of Michigan (USA) – Track 2 CO2 based products
  • Wim Van der Stricht, ArcelorMittal (BE) – ArcelorMittal strategy towards carbon neutral steel production
  • Nicolas Hark, nova-Institute (DE) – What does EU policy expect for carbon sequestration?

Carbon capture and green hydrogen production

  • Enrique Prats-Salvado, Institute for Future Fuels, German Aerospace Center (DLR) (DE) – Direct air capture with solar energy. techno-economic and environmental assessment
  • Selina Ambrose, Promethean Particles (UK) – Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs). Energy efficient carbon capture for a CO₂ growing market
  • Henrike Gebhardt, RWE (DE). tba


  • Elena Pérez Gallent, TNO (NL) – Process intensification of CCU technologies. Integration of CO₂ capture with electrochemical CO₂ conversion to value-added products
  • Emeric Sarron, Carbon Recycling International (IS) – Commercial scale production of methanol from captured CO₂ and hydrogen
  • Babette Pettersen, LanzaTech (USA) – Circular economy opportunity. carbon negative fuel and chemical production by eliminating waste

Power: Fuel

  • Catherine Laroche, IFPEN (FR) – From CO₂ capture to e-fuel production, integration is key
  • Maartje Feenstra, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (AU) – Sustainable aviation fuels in a single Earth climate model 1.5 °C scenario. where does (fixed) carbon come from?

CO₂ polymers and materials

  • Pauline Ruiz, nova-Institute (DE) – CO₂ Use for chemicals and materials – overview of technologies, key players, markets and trends
  • Maurice Power, Econic Technologies (UK) – Application of CO₂ containing polyols
  • Jan Thiel, Institute of Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University (DE) – Application of CO2-containing thermoplastic polyurethane yarns in stretch textiles
  • Floris Buijzen, Borealis (AT) – Turning carbon emissions into running shoes
  • Helen de Wever and Deepak Pant, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) – Electrochemical production of C1 chemicals and their bioconversion into polymers

From CO₂ to chemicals and minerals

  • Christine Rasche, Fraunhofer IGB (DE) – Combining chemistry and biotechnology for the production of CO2-based chemicals. opportunities and risks
  • Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix Corporation and Cyanomega Corporation (USA) – Harnessing carbon dioxide through photosynthetic conversion to higher alcohols and fatty acids to address climate crises and create a circular carbon economy; from laboratory to commercialization
  • Cecilia Mondelli, Sulzer Chemtech (CH) – CO₂ Capture Meets Liquid Phase Mineralization for a Sustainable Construction Industry
  • Mohammad Rezaei, GIG Karasek (AU) – Electrochemical CO₂ conversion. efforts and prospects of an industrial plant builder
  • Nicholas Flanders, twelve (USA). Carbon conversion. world from the air

Parallel Session Advanced Research in CCU

  • Sophie van Vrieswijk, Avantium (NL). Circular use of CO2 from wastewater in a watertight design
  • Dulce Muñoz, Fundacion para el Desarrollo y la Innovacion Tecnologica (FUNDITEC) (ES). Valuable Chemicals from CO2 and Renewable Sources, an Approach to Polyimine-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts
  • Verena Süß, Fraunhofer ICT (DE). Synthesis of ethanol from CO2 and H2

The Nova-Institut would like to thank Yncoris for the “Best CO2 Utilization 2023” award and CO2 Value Europe for helping to organize it. GIG Karasek supports the event as a bronze sponsor.

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