ACI’s 17th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 27th & 28th October 2021.
For the 2021 European edition, the conference will explore the on-going & future CO2 utilisation projects, the importance of creating partnership through industrial clusters, best practices of LCAs, as well as the policy & regulations that can help strengthen the industry and the latest technology developments.
The two day event will also focus on the diverse uses of CO2 – chemicals, e-fuels, mineralisation and other market potential, through case studies. The conference participants will be able to take advantage of the different panel discussions and Q&A to gain a deeper understanding of the projects presented and interact both with the speakers and their fellow attendees.
Join us in Brussels next October for a highly interactive & informative conference, whilst enjoying the networking opportunities with your peers.
For this 8th edition of the event in Europe (17th 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.
ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol Plant
Ghent, Belgium – Tuesday 26th October 2021
During the afternoon of Tuesday 26th October, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol plant.
ArcelorMittal is constructing at its site in Ghent, Belgium, a pioneering new installation which will convert carbon-containing gas from its blast furnaces into bioethanol. If proved successful, the new concept has the potential to revolutionise blast furnace carbon emissions capture and support the decarbonisation of the transport sector. The Steelanol plant is the first installation of its kind on an industrial scale in Europe and once complete, annual production of bioethanol at Ghent is expected to reach around 80 million litres, which will yield an annual CO2 saving equivalent to putting 100,000 electrical cars on the road. The new installation will create up to 500 construction jobs over the next two years and 20 to 30 new permanent direct jobs. Commissioning and first production is expected by mid-2021. The application of this microbial gas conversion system significantly advances ArcelorMittal’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) capabilities and enhances steel’s role in the circular economy. ArcelorMittal’s long-term aspiration is to become a zero-waste business, with all materials used or generated during steel production recuperated, treated and reused in the production chain or becoming the raw materials for other industries.
There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.
Site Visit Itinerary
12:30 Start of the site visit registration at the conference venue/centre of Brussels
13:00 Departure from conference venue to ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol Plant
14:30 Arrival at ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol Plant
14:40 Welcome address & presentation of the plant
15:40 Tour of the plant
16:10 End of tour for the last group, Q&A and networking refreshments
16:40 Departure from the plant to the conference venue
18:00 Arrival at the conference venue
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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:
• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions
Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.
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These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, ACI will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.