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14th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit

Date: 9th October 2019 - 10th October 2019 Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

Advancing the CO2 Utilisation Industry through Innovative Applications & Conversion Technologies Developments whilst Adapting to Policy Changes & Meeting Sustainable Targets

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 14th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit will take place in Dusseldorf on the 9th & 10th October 2019.

During this new European edition of the event, the conference will explore the current state of the industry, including the effect of new policies and sustainability targets, whilst also exploring latest technology development, both on the electrolysis and bio-conversion sides.

The two day conference will cover both general industry topics, such as financing and investment of CO2 utilisation projects, as well as specific case studies on conversion methods and the difference uses: building materials, e-fuels and chemicals.

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 develop great business relationships.

Join us in Dusseldorf this October for a highly interactive & informative conference, whilst enjoying the networking opportunities with your peers.

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


Exclusive site visit at the Thyssenkrupp’s Carbon2Chem Pilot Plant, in Duisburg, Germany.

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


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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Rohan Baryah – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7022
Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 61 646 7059
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Hilton Düsseldorf
Georg-Glock-Straße 20
Düsseldorf, 40474 Germany

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For this 7th edition of the event in Europe (14th 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.

  • Christoph Guertler, Head of Catalysis and Technology Incubation, Covestro
  • Matthijs Ruitenbeek, R&D Manager (Hydrocarbon R&D), Dow
  • Christophe Mihalcea, Director, Fermentation, LanzaTech
  • Gunnar Holen, CEO, Nordic Blue Crude
  • Ivano Miracca, Process & Technology R&D Projects Portfolio Manager, SAIPEM
  • Robert Gresser, Exectuive VP Innovation, Solvay
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG
  • David Nevicato, Research Program Manager- CO2/CCUS, Total
  • Andy Roeloffzen, Project Manager, Twence


  • Current State & Predictions of the CO2 Utilisation Market
  • Updates on Policy & Regulation framing the European Industry
  • Strategic Outlook & Predictions on Financing & Investment of CO2 Utilisation Projects
  • CO2 Mineralisation – Best Practices
  • Hydrogen’s Role in CO2 Conversion
  • Latest Technology Developments in Electrochemical Reduction of CO2
  • Best Practices in E-fuels Production & Uses
  • Advances in CO2 to Chemicals
  • Sustainability & Circular Economy of CO2 Utilisation
  • Bio-conversion of CO2 – Current Status & Potential


Thyssekrupp’s Carbon2Chem Pilot Plant

Duisburg, Germany – Tuesday 8th October 2019



During the afternoon of Tuesday 8th October, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit Thyssenkrupp’s Carbon2Chem pilot plant.

The Carbon2Chem® technical center is built adjacent to the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe site in Duisburg on an area of 3.700 m2. The ground-breaking ceremony took place on 2nd November 2016. After 16 months, the demonstration plants were put into operation in March 2018. In addition to a hall for the water electrolysis, a pipeline bridge and a gas purification plant, a laboratory building of 520 m2 as well as a building for a workshop, a control room and social rooms were built. The official opening ceremony took place on 20th September 2018 with the premier of the methanol production form cleaned steel mill gases. The aim of the Carbon2Chem® project is to use sectoral coupling to convert the top gases produced in the steel production into chemical products such as fertilizers, polymers and synthetic fuels.

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.


Site Visit Itinerary

12:30 Start of the site visit registration at the conference venue
13:00 Departure from conference venue to Thyssenkrupp Carbon2Chem Pilot Plant
14:00 Arrival at Thyssenkrupp Carbon2Chem Pilot Plant & Welcome address
14:30 Demonstration and Tour of the plant (The participants will be split into smaller groups to ensure a better experience.)
15:30 End of tour, Q&A and networking refreshments
16:00 Departure from the plant to the conference venue
17:00 Arrival at the conference venue


  • Stefanie Kesting, President, CO2 Value Europe (conference chair day 1)
  • Robert Gresser, I2V Innovation to Value & Former Executive Vice President, Innovation Leader, Solvay
  • Ana Serdoner, Policy & Project Advisor, Bellona
  • Eelco Dekker, Chief Representative Europe, Methanol Institute
  • Nityen Lal, General Partner, CEO, ICOS Capital
  • Errit Bekkering, Business DEvelopment Manager, NOM
  • Michiel Stork, Associate Director, Navigant
  • Bernard Mathieu, Director of the climate Programme, World Cement Association
  • Marco Waas, RD & I Director, Nouryon
  • Christophe Mihalcea, Director, Fermentation, LanzaTech
  • Felix Popp, PhD – team Leader Biology, Electrochaea
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG
  • Gunnar Holen, CEO, Nordic Blue Crude
  • Christoph Guertler, Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation, Covestro
  • Liv Adler, Catalysis & Technology Incubation, Covestro
  • Kai Hortmann, Project Leader CO2 Conversion, Total
  • Jens Baumgartner, Business Development Manager Electrolysis, Sunfire
  • Massimiliano Sala, Product Lead Syngas & Fertilizers, Saipem
  • Dr. Thorsten Jänisch, Researcher – Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Fraunhofer – Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)
  • Markus Oles, Innovation Strategy & Projects, Thyssenkrupp
  • Rudolf Dörpinghaus, President, IASA e.V. – International Association for Sustainable Aviation
  • Frank Köster, Head of Network Fuels & Drives of the Future, Energie Agentur NRW
  • Damien Dallemagne, Secretary General, CO2 Value Europe
  • Bruce Dannenberg, President & CEO, Phytonix
  • Ramesh Bhujade, Vice President R&D, Reliance


  • 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

Electrochaea has developed a commercially viable and disruptive solution for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse.
Our proprietary process converts low-cost and stranded electricity and carbon dioxide into pipeline-grade renewable gas for direct injection into the existing natural gas grid, a conversion process known as “power-to-gas”. The core of our power-to-gas system is a selectively evolved microorganism – a methanogenic archaea – that excels through unprecedented catalytic ability and industrial robustness. The technical advantages of this biocatalyst enable our patented BioCat methanation technology to operate at lower capital and operating costs and with greater flexibility than conventional thermochemical methanation processes. Electrochaea GmbH is a dynamic early stage company with headquarters, engineering and development teams in Munich, Germany, and a commercial scale demonstration facility in our Danish subsidiary, as well as in Solothurn, Switzerland, and Colorado, US. Plants of more than one gigawatt of capacity are targeted by 2025. 20 empolyees work for Electrochaea. CEO is Mich Hein. Website: www.electrochaea.com


Phytonix Corporation is an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable, carbon-negative chemicals directly from carbon dioxide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina, USA, with a corporate office in Vancouver, Canada, plus development laboratories and partners in Sweden, Germany, the United States, Nova Scotia and British Columbia, Canada, and The Netherlands. Phytonix Canada Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phytonix Corporation.

Our globally patented process employs cyanobacteria, which are the same organisms responsible for creating a breathable atmosphere on Earth and that contributed greatly to the genesis of our miraculous blue planet. Phytonix’s objective is to be the global leader in bio-safe, direct solar chemical production utilizing carbon dioxide emissions as the sole feedstock for the cyanobacteria along with energy from the Sun. Phytonix and its partners utilize a collaborative and distributed business model with a capital-light strategy, based upon circular economy principles, to produce a variety of renewable chemicals from carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water via patented photobiological and synthetic biology-based technology.

The company will initially produce biobutanol, biopentanol and biooctonol, which are valuable industrial chemicals and drop-in gasoline and diesel fuel replacements. The first product in our pipeline, 1-butanol, can be used as an intermediate for a broad array of bio-based industrial chemicals and well as having many end user applications, Phytonix’s n-butanol production process is a replacement for the fossil-based, carbon-intensive process currently used by the world’s largest chemical companies. Our process eliminates one tonne of carbon dioxide via bio-conversion for every 138 gallons of biobutanol produced.



The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) is one of the biggest Fraunhofer institutes in Germany. Actually about 500 persons are working in the core competences of chemical processes, energetic systems, explosives technology, new drive systems, plastic technology and sandwich materials.

Since many years the Fraunhofer ICT is concerned in the field of sustainability and renewable resources.

In the department of Environmental Engineering one focus lays on the development of environmental friendly chemical processes. Sustainable pulping of different types of biomass, the direct use of biomass components, e.g. cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, as well as their transformation to fine or bulk chemicals as a possible substitute of fossil based chemicals are investigated.

Complementary great experience in separation and purification technologies, e.g. in the field of distillation and extraction processes exists. One flag ship is the extraction with supercritical CO2. Thereby it was already possible to debinder several materials successfully or to extract value chemicals from biomass. Currently methods for precious metal recycling from spent catalysts are developed as well as methods for the extraction of toxic materials from plastic before recycling.

As the department of Environmental Engineering has great competences in catalysis and reaction technology, in the last years, also the usage of CO2 comes to a focus. Amongst others, the ICT is working in the field of synthetic green fuels for aviation and long-distance traffic.

Homepage: https://www.ict.fraunhofer.de/


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

With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a leading international oil and gas company and are developing a low-carbon electricity business.

We produce and market fuels, natural gas and electricity from gas and renewable sources for our business customers and consumers.

Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner, and accessible to as many people as possible. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

CCUS :  10% of our R&D budget is dedicated to carbon utilization and storage technologies.




Are you looking for a partner, which provides the expertise in designing and building process systems to prove your scaled-up technology?

As the world’s leading Designer and Builder of innovative lab scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants and small modular production plants, Zeton helps its customers bring their processes from lab to market, faster, with less risk and lower cost.

Our projects are realized in a vast range of industries, amongst which CO2 utilisation, Pharma, Chemicals, Biobased fuels and chemicals, Petrochemicals, Oil&Gas, Food, Paper & Pulp.

Our full suite of pilot plant and engineering solutions allows us to deliver scale-specific projects with design, procurement and fabrication executed in parallel – compressing the overall project schedule and maximizing cost-efficiency with our unique project methodology. Your intellectual property is protected as our engineers optimize the design and build of your project, allowing you to take your process technology to market sooner.

Zeton’s “engineered thinking”, unparalleled experience and leading expertise have driven over 800 pilot plant and other fully scalable projects to meet or exceed customer expectations throughout some of the most demanding industries in today’s technology.

With state-of-the-art, integrated design-build facilities in Enschede, The Netherlands, and Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Zeton has successfully completed over 800 projects in 35 countries across six continents.

ZETON, one partner from early phase concept to real built process plants.



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 & exhibition opportunities, please contact:

Hubert Sosnowski

Tel: +48 61 646 7059

Email[email protected]


Karol Lewicki

Tel: +48 61 646 7038

Email: [email protected]



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.



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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.




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.


MACPLAS (technical magazine for the plastics and rubber industry) is published bimonthly with the support of ASSOCOMAPLAST (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association), by the commercial company PROMAPLAST srl.
MACPLAS (Italian edition) has been published for 39 years and nowadays is the leading magazine in the plastics & rubber industry according to its circulation (7,000 copies) and distribution in Italy.

PROMAPLAST srl publishes also The International edition of MACPLAS that is scheduled in local languages concurrently with specialized fairs taking place in several areas all over the world on the occasion of collective Italian participations.


Advanced Biofuels USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to promote public understanding, acceptance, and use of advanced biofuels; to promote research, development and improvement of advanced biofuels technologies, production, marketing and delivery; and to promote the sustainable development, cultivation and processing of advanced biofuels crops, and agricultural and forestry residues and wastes.


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


Open Agriculture is an open access journal from De Gruyter’s portfolio, publishing original articles reflecting the latest achievements in agriculture and related topics. We offer an immediate publication upon completing the publishing process. Our journal is covered by Elsevier – SCOPUS and Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) – Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Chemistry & Business is an informative platform of EPS Media. It has been created to provide reliable and professionally prepared current information on chemical market. Through www.chemiaibiznes.com.pl website and magazine “Chemistry & Business” we provide our readers with a reliable information about chemical market situation, trends, and perspectives. To our readers belongs everyone who is looking for suppliers or prospective clients, chemical companies, specialized in production, distribution or providing services, especially managerial team, marketing departments and everyone who is interested in cross-sectional information from chemical market.


” Chemical Industry Digest India’s leading chemical and engineering monthly is read by engineers, scientists and technical personnel from top management to plant levels.  Industry coverage: oil & gas, refineries, petrochemicals, fertilizers and other agrochemicals to all downstream like drugs & pharma, other  fine chemicals, colorants etc apart from EPC & equipment  companies.

Features articles and write-ups on current developments, state – of – the – art technologies, process improvements, equipment design and operation, chemical plant engineering and operations, maintenance, energy management, environment and safety.  Additionally, there are news features, company and people profiles, interviews, in fact a diversity of features making the journal very interesting and readable.  Mini directories of manufacturers of various process equipment and providers of services are published regularly which facilitates sourcing.

Chemical Industry Digest is particularly known for its qualitative content with practical relevance for readers in process industries.  Also organizes the Calibre workshops on operational topics of the chemical industry like Mixing, Separations, Energy Management etc.  Those who want to promote their products and services in India can reach a very targeted top level technical audience who influence decisions, through Chemical Industry Digest. ”


BiogasWorld is a business generation network and online marketplace, connecting product and services suppliers with project developers. We accelerate the biogas and RNG/biomethane industry worldwide.

We specialize in:

  •   Market knowledge to generate business leads efficiently
  •   Project support to find solutions
  •   Reliable network to find partners and build relations
  •   Market intelligence to support our clients’ growth

With more than 120 clients and partners from all over the world, BiogasWorld is a leader in finding solutions in biogas/RNG industry.

QUICK Petroleum Services & Recruitment

Quick’s main activities include but are not limited to, targeted recruitment, training and development of human resource personnel, real-estate services, Administrative and Technical support services for a diverse client base. Its translation and printing services are to provide cost effective solutions to our clients.

Quick has succeeded in publishing and periodically updating the only directory in Egypt that serves the Petroleum sector, ”The Quick Petroleum Directory” is issued twice a year in April and October. QUICK Petroleum Directory is a comprehensive reference tool that links your business with the petroleum world in Egypt, it includes contact information and lists of national & international companies operating in Egypt.


Information for Chemical Today magazine

CHEMICAL TODAY’ is a unique, global monthly magazine catering to chemistry & the chemical industry.

Magazine covers nearly 52 sectors annually. With a focus on 4 to 5 sectors each month, it gives access to latest happenings in the corporate sector as well as academic research. Other than the usual suspects – the Cover Story (Sector View), Features, Events and Interviews (Expert Viewpoint), Chemical Today will focus on Green Chemistry/Sustainability, IT In Chemicals, Automation, Safety Watch, Logistics and Research & Development (R&D) By Youngsters on a monthly basis.

A critical element in any corporate house, the content coverage includes the ‘Plant Visit’ section. The coverage showcases strength of a company’s production unit – the technology & equipment power, product capability and strategic views of management for further growth.


Worldoils.com (not affiliated with World OilTM) is the world’s central portal for all information for the Oil, Gas and the Offshore Industry containing news, press releases, research companies, suppliers & services Directory, etc. It also has a jobs portal and a marketplace. Worldoils.com is also a central place for finding land rigs, Offshore rigs, barge rigs and Oilfield camps and equipment.


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