Big visions - but also big potential. The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as "Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU)", is gaining momentum. These days several technologies are far advanced and allow production on an industrial scale in the immediate future.The usage of CO2 with renewable energy has very high potential. Some CCU technologies are already far developed and upscaling to industrial scale is lining up; other technologies are still in the laboratory or pilot scale. Which are the most promising technologies for CO2 capture, hydrogen production and the production of fuels, chemicals and polymers? What is the right way of implementation, are research programs enough or are specific market incentives necessary? A particular opportunity provides the aviation sector, which could decrease its CO2 emission substantially by making use of solar aviation fuels.
For the fifth time, nova-Institute is organizing one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world: "5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers", 6 - 7 December 2016, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany. After four times in Essen, the conference moves to Cologne to have enough space for growth: nova-Institute expects more than 200 participants from 30 countries and 20 exhibitors as well as professional match making between the experts from industry, policy and research.