1st day (October 10th): 9:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.

9:00 - 10:00 Registration

Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH

Opening words

Dr. Schnabel
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Opening words from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Session I: CO2 economy – Vision, drivers and framework
Moderation: Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann

10:30 Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH
An overview on conventional and innovative uses of carbon dioxide and economical aspects for new options for CO2 utilization
11:00 Dr. Gernot Klotz
European Chemical Industry Council
A vision of a carbon dioxide economy
11:30 Dennis Krämer
Dechema e.V.
Chemical CO2 utilization: current research activities in Germany
12:00 Lunch

Session II: CO2 purification and technical preparation
Dr. Gernot Klotz (CEFIC)

13:30 Dr. Sarah Wallus
RWE Power AG
CO2 capture and utilization options for fossil-fired power plants

Dr. Guido Meurer
Brain AG

Expanding the feedstock range: Isolation and engineering of microorganisms for the production of value products from renewale and waste carbon streams
14:10 Sven Petersen
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH
CO2 capture & purification for an efficient utilization in the chemical industry
14:30 Coffee Break

Session III: CO2 as carbon source for innovative chemistry
Moderation: Dr. Ludo Diels (VITO)

15:00 Prof. Dr. Peter Styring
University of Sheffield
Carbon Dioxide Capture & Utilisation in the Green Economy
15:30 Prof. Dr. Michele Aresta
National Consortium on Catalysis (CIRCC)
Stepping towards the artificial photosynthesis: carbon recycling for a sustainable chemical industry
16:00 Dr. Harald Strittmatter
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
Carbonates and polycarbonates from plant terpenes and CO2
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Cor Koning
DSM Coating Resins

Novel coating resins based on polycarbonates and poly(ester-co-carbonate)s made by catalytic chain growth polymerization of epoxides with CO2 and with anhydride/CO2

17:30 Prof. Dr. Arno Behr
University of Technology Dortmund

Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to formic acid

18:00 Discussion with speakers from the first day
19:00 End of 1st day
20:00 Conference Dinner

2nd day (October 11th): 8:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.

8:00 - 9:00 Registration

Session IV: CO2 fixation for polymer synthesis
Moderation: Dennis Krämer (dechema e.V.)

9:00 Dr. Christoph Gürtler
Bayer MaterialScience AG
Perspectives of the material use of CO2
9:15 Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger
University of Technology Munich (TUM)
Materials for the 21st Century – Can Carbon come from CO2
9:30 Dr. Uwe Seemann
CO2-Polymers - A new sustainable polymer class
9:45 Peter Shepard
Commercialization of High Performance CO2 based Polyols
10:00 Dr. Peter Ferraro
Empoyer Materials
QPAC® Polyalkylene Carbonate Polymers – Past, Present and Future
10:15 Dr. Siw Fredriksen
Polypropylene carbonate – challenges and opportunities
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Dr. Myoung-Ahn Ok
SK Innovation
SK Innovation’s Polyalkylene Carbonate Technology: GreenPol
11:15 Dr. Yves-Marie Corre
Université de Bretagne-Sud
Properties of CO2-based polymers and options for the combination with bio-based polymers

Session V: Innovative fermentation strategies using CO2 as carbon source
Moderation: Dr. Fabrizio Sibilla (nova-Institut GmbH)

11:30 Dr. Thomas Haas
Evonik AG / Creavis GmbH
Biotechnological Conversion of CO2
11:50 Dr. Sean Simpson
CO and CO2 fermentation, a route from Waste to Fuels and Chemicals at Scale
12:10 Dr. Hans Reith
Large-scale carbon recycling via cultivation and biorefinery of seaweeds for production of biobased chemicals and fuels
12:30 Dr. Jörg-Joachim Nitz
Dr. Marzena Gerdom
Evonik AG

Aceton from waste gas – a challenge for engineers and micoorganisms

12:50 Dr. Ludo Diels
Vlemisch Institute of Technology (VITO)
Waste gases CO2 and H2, possible resources for bioplastic (PHB) production
13:10 Lunch

Session VI: CO2 reduction as starting point for renewable and sustainable fuels
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger (TU Munich)

14:10 Dr. Wim Haije
University of Delft

Efficient production of solar fuel using existing large scale production technologies


Dr. Stephan Rieke
SolarFuel GmbH

Power to gas – new ways for fuel production from CO2
15:00 Prof. Dr. Jacques Amouroux
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie (ENSCP), Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris

Carbon dioxide: a raw material for energy storage and a sustainable development


Paul Wuebben
Carbon Recycling International

Renewable methanol production and end uses from CO2 via geosynthesis in Iceland
16:00 Closing panel discussion with speakers from the second day: „CO2 economy – realistic option or pipe dream?“
16:40 Innovation award – and the winners are ....    

Free networking with snack


End of conference