Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemicals and Polymers

10. bis 11. Oktober 2012
Haus der Technik, Essen

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 Technology Services, Germany: Dr. Martina Peters

BrainBiotech AG, Germany: Dr. Guido Meurer

Dechema e.V., Germany: Dr. Alexis Bazzanella

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands: Dr. Wim G. Haije

DSM Coating Resins: Cor Koning

ECN, The Netherlands: Dr. Hans Reith

Empower Materials, USA: Dr. Peter Ferraro

Evonik Industries AG, Germany: Dr. Joerg-Joachim Nitz, Dr. Marzema Gerdom

Evonik Industries AG / Creavis GmbH, Germany: Dr. Thomas Haas

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany: Dr. Harald Strittmatter

LanzaTech, New Zealand: Dr. Sean Simpson

Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, Germany: Sven Petersen

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 Dortmund, Germany: Prof. Dr. Arno Behr

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:

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:

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 second day it is 400 EUR plus 19% VAT (including lunch and snacks).

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!

With best regards,

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


Quelle/Organisator: nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH