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11th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit

Date: 26th September 2018 - 27th September 2018 Location: Manchester - UK

After an exciting & successful edition in Reykjavik last year, ACI’s 11th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit is now heading to Manchester, UK on the 26th & 27th September 2018.

During this 6th European edition (11th of the global series), the conference will explore innovation developments and projects regarding CO2 utilisation in Europe, primarily.

After examining global industry matters, such as sustainability, policy & regulation, the role of CO2 reuse in the circular economy and LCA & techno-economic analysis methodologies; the conference will delve deeper into CO2 conversion methods, as well as actual applications/end-products from CO2.

The two days event will offer a series of case studies & interactive panel discussions, whilst allowing great opportunities for all the participants to network and create/solidify great business relationships.

Have a look at the detailed agenda to get further details on this year’s topics & speakers.


Exclusive Site Visit:

 During the afternoon of Tuesday 25th September, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit Econic Technologies Plant, in Runcorn, UK.

See dedicated tab below for further information on the plant and the itinerary.


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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Rohan Baryah – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 (0)61 646 7022
Aleksandre Chrikishvili – Sponsorship
+48 (0) 61 646 9780
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


For this 6th edition of the event in Europe (11th edition of the global series), we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.

  • Laura Nereng | Sustainability and Business Development Leader, 3M
  • Sophie Wilmet, Innovation Manager, Cefic
  • Matt Lucas, Associate Director for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration, Center for Carbon Removal
  • Christoph Guertler, Catalysis and Technology Incubation, Covestro
  • Niels Berghout, Energy Analyst – CCS Unit, International Energy Agency
  • Ivano Miracca, Process & Technology R&D Projects Portfolio Manager, SAIPEM
  • David Nevicato, Research Program Manager- CO2/CCUS, Total
  • Damien Dallemagne, acting Secretary General, CO2 Value Europe
  • Sustainability & Circular Economy of CO2 Utilisation
  • Examining Policy & Regulation framing the Industry
  • LCA & Techno-Economic Analysis Framework and Global System Assessment
  • Innovative Electrolysis Developments
  • Exploring Bio Conversion Techniques
  • Using CO2 as a Chemicals Feedstock
  • The Value of CO2 in Materials Production
  • Tackling CO2 Mineralisation
  • CO2 to Fuels: Best Practices

Econic Technologies Plant – Tuesday 25th September 2018


Clean-tech pioneer Econic Technologies’ new customer demonstration plant located at The Heath, Runcorn, UK is designed to show how its innovative catalyst technologies enable polyol manufactures to incorporate CO2 as a feedstock for more sustainable polyurethanes thus reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and utilising lower-cost greenhouse gas as an alternative. The facility comprises all elements of the unique, low pressure production process in a dedicated unit, which produces CO2-based polyol samples for in-house and customer application studies. Part funded by a European Union H2020 SME award, the plant has been engineered to scale current technologies and is adaptable for future step-out innovations from the company’s creative catalyst development team.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please notify your interest for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Please note that, due to compliance reasons, attendance is subject to approval from Econic.


Site Visit Itinerary

12:30 Start of the site visit registration at the conference venue

13:00 Departure from conference venue to the plant

13:50 Arrival at the plant

14:00 Welcome address & presentation from Econic

14:30 Tour of the plant

(The participants will be split into smaller groups to ensure a better experience.)

16:00 end of tour, Q&A and refreshments

16:40 Departure from the plant to the conference venue

17:40 Arrival at the conference venue

  • Matt Lucas, Associate Director for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration, Center for Carbon Removal 
  • Damien Dallemagne, Project Coordinator for the Creation of a European Association dedicated to CO2 Utilisation, GreenWin
  • Phillip Williamson, Science Coordinator, Natural Environment Research Council & University of East Anglia
  • Peter Hawighorst, Project Manager, ISCC
  • Sophie Wilmet, Innovation Manager, Cefic – European Chemical Industry Council
  • Michiel Stork, Managing Consultant, Ecofys
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development ManagerSkyNRG
  • Dr.-Ing Andre Sternberg, Group Leader Of Energy Systems Engineering Group, RWTH Aachen University
  • Kirsten Heimann, Director, Essential Aquaculture
  • Laurent Fourage, Phototrophs R&D Program Manager – Refining & Chemicals Biofuels Division, Total
  • Johan Holstein, Head of Section Gas Testing & Analysis, DNV GL
  • Louis Fradette, Director, CO2 Solutions
  • Dr. Klaas Jan Schouten, Program Manager Electrochemistry, Avantium
  • Dr. Matthias Jahn, Head of Department – Chemical Engineering & Electrochemistry, Fraunhofer IKTS
  • Roland Dittmeyer, Director – Institute of Micro Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Jan Vaes, Engineering, Hydrogenics Europe
  • Omar Sigurbjornsson, Research Director, Carbon Recycling International
  • Bjorn Heijstra, Director, Process Validation, LanzaTech
  • Dr. Valentin Batteiger, Future Technologies and Ecology of Aviation, Energy Technologies, Bauhaus Luftfahrt
  • Doris Hafenbradl, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Electrochaea
  • Ulf Herrlett, VP of Innovation & Development, Air Liquide
  • Christoph Guertler, Head of the Catalysis Program, Covestro
  • Annika Stute, Project Lead – New C1 Building Blocks, Covestro
  • Sebastian Stiessel, M.Sc., Fraunhofer UMSICHT
  • Laura Nereng, Sustainability and Business Development Leader, 3M
  • Peter Shepard, President, Aramco Performance Materials
  • Richard French, Business Development Director, Econic Technologies
  • Vinay Amte, Lead Research Scientist, R&D Refining, Reliance

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: lpardoux@acieu.net

  • Energy companies investing in R&D
  • Oil, gas and chemical companies with Alternative energy departments
  • Governments looking for investable R&D in the energy sector
  • Biofuel companies
  • Power to gas/liquids fuels
  • Industrial Chemical sector
  • Start-up technology companies
  • Chemical product manufacturers
  • Fuel & Biofuel technology companies
  • Perhaps the venture capital firms
  • Clean energy technology companies
  • Oil and gas services companies
  • Gases and engineering companies
  • Petrochemical consulting companies


Total is a major energy player committed to supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations.

Those commitments guide what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. We explore for, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer.

Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.



CO2 Solutions is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture and has been actively working to develop and commercialize the technology for stationary sources of carbon pollution. CO2 Solutions’ technology lowers the cost barrier to Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS), positioning it as a viable CO2 mitigation tool, as well as enabling industry to derive profitable new products from these emissions. CO2 Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low‐energy aqueous solvents. Building on its carbon capture technology, CO2 Solutions is actively engaged in CO2 utilization through its leadership of the Valorisation Carbone Québec project.




Econic Technologies is a highly innovative, fast growing catalyst technology company working with the plastics industry. We develop and commercialise novel catalyst technologies that enable our customers to build waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into bespoke polyols, which can be used to create polyurethanes and other polymers with unique high performance characteristics. Our technologies offer distinct economic benefits that can be deployed cost-effectively alongside existing assets while contributing to the clean tech agenda; manufacturers can replace up to 40% of their petrochemical feedstocks with low-cost captured CO2. The new generation catalysts allow manufacturers to closely tune the amount of CO2 contained within the polyol, which means they can create a flexible array of high performance benefits for myriad applications according to demand.

Econic Technologies started operations in 2011 based on a foundation catalyst technology that was developed at Imperial College London, one of the top research universities in Europe. Initial investors, Imperial Innovations and Norner Verdandi, supported the development of this technology for commercial applications. Continuing confidence in the huge potential for these catalysts has resulted in further investments from Jetstream Capital, Touchstone innovations and Woodford Investment Management and the business has now expanded into new premises at Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK. The move enables further expansion and progress as customers and partners capitalise on the economic, product flexibility and environmental benefits of the technologies.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Alex Chrikishvili

+48 61 646 7027



With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.


Chemical Search

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive recruitment and career development for the chemical sector and related value-chain; resources, polymers and materials. Our team, based in Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia offers clients top-quality services, penetrating sector experience and the best network in the business. We also own www.chempeople.com, the Chemical Executives Network. Please join us.

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World Cement

World Cement

Now in its 84th year, World Cement continues to be the world’s leading business and technical magazine for the cement industry.

In addition to technical articles that consider the manufacture of cement, from winning the raw materials to distribution of the final product out of the cement plant, the magazine includes regional reports that provide the latest information on the performance of the cement industry throughout the world.

In line with the changing focus of the industry, we will feature a number of articles throughout 2014 on increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions. We are also running a series of keynote articles on topics of particular interest to the industry such as CCS and skills shortages, among other things. This is in addition to monthly technical features, covering the entire scope of cement production from quarrying to dispatch, and regional reports on countries/regions including Turkey, Iran, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, the Middle East and North Africa, and China.

World Cement’s website, www.worldcement.com, has become established as a premier source of information for the industry. News and comment are freely available to all and subscribers are able to download each monthly issue up to 2 weeks before receipt of the hard copy. For more information visit www.worldcement.com.


The Spanish CO2 Technology Platform (PTECO2) is an initiative developed by Spain’s private sector, research centres and universities. It is partly funded by the Ministry of Finance, Industry and Competitiveness (MEIC) and contains representatives of that ministry and also of the Ministries of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (MINETAD) and Agriculture and Fishing, and Food and the Environment (MAPAMA).

PTECO2’s chief goal is to create a favourable environment for investment in R&D and innovation, foster the creation of an innovative business fabric and increase technological capacity in processes for efficiency improvement and carbon capture, utilization and storage, CCUS, and to support the rolling out of these technologies in industry.

Since 2012, PTECO2 has a specific working group focus in “CO2 uses” whose members are trying to boost the uses and transformation of CO2 in Spain.


The Institute for International Co-operation (INICOP) is a non-profit organisation. The main aim is to improve and support the worldwide co-operation of single persons and organisations in the field of research, science and technology. INICOP provides a webbased platform which summarises relevant information improving international co-operation. This shall be achieved by the collection of the following data:

  • events, conferences, fairs and workshops
  • instruments for the funding of international co-operation
  • Awards and competitions
  • organisations which are interested in the exchange of scientists, students, etc.



The Carbon & Climate Law Review strikes a balance between the interests of practitioners, especially those engaged in the rapidly evolving carbon market, and a more doctrinal focus, alternating legal policy recommendations with timely articles on legal aspects of carbon trading and other dimensions of greenhouse gas regulation. Topics include emission trading, clean development mechanism, climate change, climate regulatory & policy framework, carbon dioxide capture & storage (CCS), greenhouse gases, reducing emissions from deforestation & degradation (REDD).



Founded in 1897 the Association, with more than 90 member companies, is the only association representing the entire coal value chain from coal mining groups to electricity and steel producers, cement manufacturers, shipping firms, terminal operators, maritime agents, surveyors, engineering companies, boiler makers, bulk handling equipment manufacturers.

With its headquarter in Rome, Italy, and with a representation in London and Brussels, on a national level the Association is a member of the Employers Association Energy Group and sits on the Board of Directors of the Fuel Experimental Station of Milan (a leading fuel research entity within the Ministry of Industry and Trade ). On an international level, Assocarboni is member of Euracoal (European Association for Coal and Lignite), of CAG (Coal Advisory Group) – a European Commission working group involved in coal research grants – of WCI (World Coal Institute) in London, of CIAB (Coal Industry Advisory Board) – a section of the International Energy Agency of Paris, which brings togethmore than 40 companies (both energy producing and electric generation companies) from 14 different countries – and of the “Working Party on Coal” of the ECE-UN Energy Committee in Geneva.

Since 1999 Andrea Clavarino is the Assocarboni Chairman. Mr. Clavarino has been working with the Coeclerici Group since 1980, where he holds today the position of Coeclerici Logistics CEO. Mr Clavarino is also member of the CIAB – Coal Industry Advisory Board, the consultative body of the International Energy Agency of Paris.


Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.

Visit us http://www.gulfoilandgas.com/

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.


MarketPublishers.com is a multilingual hypermarket run by TD The Market Publishers LTD. The platform unites business players from all over the world & provides circulation of business information in the form of market research reports & analytical data. We feature over 10 years of experience in sales and promotion of research reports at international and local markets.

MarketPublishers.com boasts of more than 35,000 registered customers estimated at the beginning of 2012. 30% of our regular customers are Fortune 500 companies. We have around 10,000 daily & 3,000,000 annual web-site visitors

GREENEA – Your broker in Europe specialized in waste-based feedstock and Biodiesel

We offer brokerage services to companies producing raw materials and to companies in the Oleochemicals, Bioenergy and Biofuels sector. Our industry expertise in agriculture, renewable feedstock and market trends allows us to offer advice, solutions and bring you new customers. In this sense, Greenea brings about significant development opportunities for your company.

Our team provides services to regional biofuels producers, petroleum refineries, pet food & feed industry players, biomass power plants and traders thanks to the company’s close relationship with producers and suppliers of feedstock & Biofuels in Europe and worldwide.

Visit us at http://www.greenea.com/en/

Chemical Search International specialises in executive search and career development for the global chemicals sector and value-chain; polymers, materials, natural resources and biosciences. All our consultants are highly experienced professionals from these industries and are leveraged by a worldwide advisory board of industry experts. We have an unrivalled reputation for quality, integrity and delivering better candidates, faster. We also offer bespoke executive coaching and offer exclusive networking opportunities via our dedicated executive network with over 38,000 members and growing. Please join us.


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