It sounds like a daring vision – but could become reality sooner than you think! In the last years The explosion of interest in CO2 has led to a new awareness at industrial, societal and scientific levels with the result that CO2 is no longer a mere waste product, but rather an abundant, low cost raw material. Using carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemistry and polymers is a big challenge and chance for our sustainable future and has immense potential for the coming decade – much faster than expected!
Over the last few years, the rise of this topic has developed from several research projects and industrial applications to become more and more dynamic. High on the European research agenda, scientists are very active in CCU research, especially in the fields of solar fuels (power-to-fuel, power-to-gas) – but also in CO2-based chemicals and polymers. Leading players will showcase some enhanced and also new applications using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Representatives from political bodies and research institutes will be on hand at the event to present and discuss the latest national and regional policies, strategies and visions.
For the fourth year in a row, the nova-Institute will organize the conference „Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers” on 29 – 30 September 2015 in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany.
Our goal is to connect more than 200 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization that are expected to attend the conference and to share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in implementation. We hope also you will be part of this opportunity to get in touch with this innovative and active network.