Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemicals and Polymers

10th - 11th October 2012, Haus der Technik, Essen (Germany)

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Several advanced research projects and even commercial solutions are pioneering possible pathways to using CO2 as a feedstock for the chemical industry. Participants at our conference on “Carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemicals and polymers” will gain an invaluable overview of the ways that have already been paved, as well as learning about the solutions German and international leading companies, universities and research centres have envisaged for the short and medium term. Use your chance to be part of the biggest conference on this topic.

This conference on “Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemicals and Polymers” will focus on chemical and polymer production based on CO2 gases (including PPC/PEC production, polyols and polyurethanes), CO2 fermentation, carbonation of glycerol and other chemicals, bioelectrochemical CO2 conversion and others. The presentations will not only give a complete picture for the aforementioned themes, but will also cover topics such as solar fuels (PV & CO2 -] fuels), algae and more. There is still the chance to adjust the full programme, so if you think that some relevant companies and/or projects are missing, do not hesitate to raise the issue with our organising team.

Confirmed speakers by now are:

  • BASF AG, Germany: Dr. Uwe Seemann
  • Bayer Material Science, Germany: Dr. Martina Peters
  • Dechema e.V., Germany: Dr. Alexis Bazzanella
  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands: Wim G. Haije
  • ECN, The Netherlands: Dr. Hans Reith
  • Empower Materials, USA: Dr. Peter Ferraro
  • Evonik Industries AG / Creavis GmbH, Germany: Dr. Thomas Haas
  • LanzaTech, New Zealand: Dr. Sean Simpson
  • Norner, Norway: Dr. Siw Fredriksen
  • Novomer, USA: Dr. Peter Shepard
  • SK Innovation, South Korea: Dr. Myoung-Ahn Ok
  • University of Bari, Italy: Prof. Dr. Michele Aresta
  • University of Sheffiled, United Kingdom: Prof. Dr. Peter Styring
  • University of Technology, Munich, Germany: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger
  • Vlemisch Institute of Technology (VITO), Belgium: Dr. Ludo Diels

We expect at least 400 international participants from industry and academia. The conference language will be English.

You are welcome to present your products, technologies or developments at a stand and a bulletin board. Please contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, phone: +49(0)2233-4814-49, e-mail: [email protected]

Poster session
Interested companies, Universities, PhD Students and institutions are kindly invited to respond to the call for posters (deadline: 10.08.2012). A poster session where to introduce your latest projects and results is available. If you want to present your work or to increase your visibility in the field of carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemistry and polymers please send us an abstract. Please contact: Mr. Achim Raschka, phone: +49(0)2233-4814-51, e-mail: [email protected]

The fee for participation is 750 EUR plus 19% VAT (including lunches, snacks and dinner buffet) for the two-day conference. For visitors of the first day it is 450 EUR plus 19% VAT (including lunches, snacks and dinner buffet) and for those only will visit the send day it is 400 EUR plus 19% VAT (including lunch and snacks).
Special price for early subscribers until end of June with 15% discount!

Don’t miss the world’s largest event on CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers in 2012! We look forward to seeing you in Essen! You will find more information on Visit our website on

With best regards,

Michael Carus, Achim Raschka, Dr. Fabrizio Sibilla and Dominik Vogt, nova-Institute GmbH

Source: nova-Institut, 2012-06-01.