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.
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.
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
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:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632
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