2nd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers:

7 - 9 December 2013, Haus der Technik, Essen, Germany



Proceedings of the conference are available for 150 EUR at www.nova-shop.info

Press release / Pressemitteilung online:


Carbon Dioxide – raw material of the future

A new paradigm for the industrial chemical production has arisen over the last few years: the CO2 economy. According to this vision, CO2 is no longer seen as a waste product with dangerous environmental effects but increasingly as a feedstock for chemicals, fuels or polymers. This vision has been gaining momentum and is now emerging from the research laboratories as a serious alternative path to securing the constant supply of carbon atoms the industrial chemistry sector will continue to need for their production cycles, even in a world where fossil resources are completely depleted.

For the second year in a row, the conference "CO2 as chemical feedstock - a challenge for sustainable chemistry" will concentrate on this topic. It will be held on 7 - 9 October 2013 in the "Haus der Technik" in Essen, Germany and will be the biggest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2013. More than 300 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization are expected to attend the conference and share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in realization.


The "2nd Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers" is under the patronage of Ms. Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia: "I would like to say a big thank you to nova-Institute for organising this international conference. Let me wish you a good conference, many productive discussions and plenty of new contacts."

The conference

The conference will be structured over three full days when all aspects of the CO2 economy - from gas preparation to its utilization in chemical and biotechnological processes - will be addressed. One full day will be dedicated to polymers derived from CO2.

Our participants

Attending this conference will be invaluable for businessmen and academics who wish to get a full picture of how this new and exciting scenario is unfolding, as well as providing an opportunity to meet the right business or academic partners for future alliances.


Take the extraordinary oportunity to present your company and your innovative products at the conference with an exhibition booth!
Prices for an 6 sqm booth are starting at 1100€ (net). We would be glad to provide you with a nonbinding offer. Detailled information can be found at www.co2-chemistry.eu/exhibitorinfo or please contact Mr. Dominik Vogt.

Call for posters

You are welcome to present your scientific poster to inform the participants about your projects and results. If you would like to present your work in the field of carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemistry and polymers please send an abstract to Mr. Achim Raschka.


The conference is being organized by nova-Institut GmbH. The institute was founded as a private and independent institute in 1994. It is located in the Chemiepark Knapsack in Huerth, which lies at the heart of the chemical industry around Cologne (Germany).? For over 15 years now, the nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.?