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1st Day, 2 December 2014

9:30 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Conference Opening, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany, Michael Carus
10:10 European Commission, DG Energy, Andreas Pilzecker Carbon capture and use in EU policy
10:40 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany,
PD Dr. Lothar Mennicken
Update on the German R&D program for CO2 utilisation – innovations for a green economy
11:10 nova-Institut GmbH, Germany, Michael Carus Industrial utilization of CO2: Suitable strategy and political framework for implementation
11:40 Coffee Break  
12:00 Virgin Earth Challenge, UK, David Addison 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’ – an updated vision for CO2 utilisation’s role in a sustainable future
12:30 CO2Chem Initiative, UK, Prof. Dr. Peter Styring Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the green economy - activities of the CO2Chem Network
13:00 Tecnon OrbiChem, United States, Roger Lee Overview of CO2-based chemicals development
Press conference & Lunch Break
14:45 Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, Germany, Andreas Lodig Industrial CO2 utilization in commercial scale - presentation of a project realization
15:15 Climeworks AG, Switzerland,
Jan Wurzbacher
CO2 supply through Direct Air Capture - update on Climeworks activities.
15:45 sunfire GmbH, Germany,
Christian von Olshausen
Power-to-Liquids: Synthetic hydrocarbons from CO2, H2O and electricity
16:15 Coffee Break  
16:45 Hydrogenics Europe N.V., Belgium, Filip Smeets Shifting power with grid-scale water electrolysis

University of Cologne, Germany, Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur and Thomas Fischer  SOLAROGENIX
17:45 Discussion with speakers from the first day
20:00 Dinner Buffet

2nd Day, 3 December 2014


bse engineering Leipzig GmbH, Germany, Christian Schweitzer

Integrated concept to utilize biochemical generated CO2 for thermochemical fuel production; Technical feasibility – legal challenges - commercial viability

9:30 Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Prof. Dr. Mogens Bjerg Mogensen Production of Green Fuels using Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells: Status and Perspectives

NewCO2fuels, Israel, Julie Horn

Converting CO2 into fuels and chemicals using high temperature heat

10:30 Coffee Break  
11:00 LanzaTech, New Zealand, Willemijn van der Werf Carbon Recycling for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
11:30 Phytonix Corporation, United States, Bruce Dannenberg Direct photobiological conversion of carbon dioxide feedstock into renewable chemicals and fuels
12:00 Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Prof. Dr. Guido Saracco High efficiency photo-electron-chemical reactors for solar fuels production
12:30 Liquid Light Corporation, United States, Dave Law Carbon Dioxide as a Feedstock for Renewable and Bio-based Polyester
13:00 Lunch Break  
14:00 Uk Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization, United Kingdom, Katy Armstrong Smart CO2 Transformation (SCOT): defining a Strategic European Research and Innovation Agenda

Avantium, The Netherlands, Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten

Biorefinery chemicals using photo-electrochemical CO2 reduction in the Eco2CO2 project
15:00 Industrial Microbes, United States, Dr. Derek Greenfield
Upgrading CO2 into Chemicals via Fermentation of Engineered Microbes
15:30 Coffee Break  
16:00 Bayer MaterialScience AG, Germany, Dr. Christoph Gürtler  
16:30 Econic Technologies, UK,
Dr. Rulande Henderson
Econic catalyst systems for polycarbonates and polyols from CO2
17:00 Novomer Inc., United States, Peter Shepard

Commercial applications of CO2 based polyols

17:30 Networking reception with snack