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10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit

Date: 28th February 2018 - 1st March 2018 Location: Tampa - Florida - USA

ACI’s 10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit  2018 will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use of green house gas CO2 and converting this into profitable sustainable materials.

This two day conference brings together senior experts from various CO2 emitting industries discussing the sustainable, technological and commercial aspects of CO2 Utilization in North America and across the globe. With technology comparisons focusing on economic, environmental and social indicators, our panel of speakers will highlight knowledgeable insights from pilot stage to full-scale entities


28th February 2018
1st March 2018
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Rohan Baryah – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7022


Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa – USF/Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612 United States

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  • Identifying and Forecasting Market Opportunities
  • Regulatory Developments and Impact on CO2 Utilization
  • CO2 Bio Conversion to Bio-based Chemicals and Biofuels
  • Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Large– Scale Algae Production
  • Electrochemical Reduction of CO2
  • Converting CO2 into Green Building Materials
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Implementation Strategies and Technologies in Oil &Gas Industry
  • CO2 Conversion to Plastic Materials
  • C02 Conversion to Nutrition Products

Algenol  Biotech Plant in Fort Myers

During the afternoon of Tuesday 27th February 2018, a limited number of conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive site visit to Algenol Biotech in Fort Myers, Florida.

Algenol is an industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing patented algae technology for production of biofuels and other products. The Fort Myers facilities include a fully equipped genetic engineering laboratory, engineering R&D laboratories, algae growth facilities extending from small scale laboratory to large scale (acres) outdoors, as well as a photobioreactor manufacturing plant.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. Hurry! Spaces for the site visit are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Site Visit Itinerary

12:30—Depart conference hotel—Tampa, Florida

14:30—Welcome address & guided tour of plant facilities

16:30—Depart  from Fort Myers, Florida

18:30 —Arrival back at conference hotel —Tampa, Florida



Chairman: Bruce Dannenberg, President & CEO, Phytonix Corporation

Confirmed Speakers: 

John Litynski, CCS Division Director (Acting), U.S. DOE Office of Fossil Energy

Jared Ciferno, Director, Strategic Center for Natural Gas & Oil at U.S. Department of Energy, Onshore Oil & Gas

Masatoshi Iji, Senior Researcher, University of Tsukuba (NEC Corp.)

Ron Chance, Executive Vice President, Head of Engineering, Algenol Biotech

John Benemann, CEO, MicroBio Engineering Inc

Mark Allen, Vice President – Integrated Carbon Solutions, Accelergy Corporation

Christophe Mihalcea, Director, FermentationLanzaTech

Amin Salehi-Khojin, Professor, UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sean Monkman,Vice President,  Technology DevelopmentCarbonCure Technologies

Laura Nereng, Sustainability and Business Development Leader, 3M Electronics and Energy Business Group

Fatima Maria Ahmad, Solutions Fellow, Center of Climate and Energy Solutions

Sayavur Bakhtiyarov, Professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Mechanical Engineering Department

Klaas Jan Schouten, Program Manager Electrochemistry, Avantium

Dai-Yeun Jeong , Director, Asia Climate Change Education Center, Emeritus Prof. of Environmental Sociology at Jeju National University

Vanessa Nuñez Lopez, Research Scientist Associate,Gulf Coast Carbon Center

Bureau of Economic Geology

Eugene Holubnyak, Petroleum Engineer, Kansas Geological Survey

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Dana Mukanova

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0611

Email[email protected] 

  • 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

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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:

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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.


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  • Bruce Dannenberg, President & CEO, Phytonix Corporation
  • John Benemann, CEO, MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
  • Laura Nereng, Sustainability Leader, 3M
  • Brian Sefton, CEO, Oakbio
  • Kevin Watts, Director, Oil and Gas Business Development, Applications Technology Americas, Linde Gas
  • Bjorn Heijstra, Director, Process Validation, LanzaTech

About acib

The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) is an international competence centre, developing new, environmentally friendly, economically and technically advanced processes for the biotechnological, pharmaceutical and chemical industry – all of them modelled on nature. This know-how is the foundation for new and improved applications and products in all sectors of industrial biotechnology all over the world. Currently, more than 250 acib scientists are working on more than 170 industrial and strategic projects.

Our network

acib is bridging the gap between academic research and producing industry. Among our 200 partners are 18 partners from universities and the field of science as well as companies, e.g. BASF, DSM, Sandoz, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV, Jungbunzlauer or VTU Technology.

Our locations

The headquarter is located in Graz, Austria, with four other departments in Austria as well as a broad network based in Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Our owners and funding programmes

Acibs is owned be several universities and so far has been founded by public and private means for research activities. Especially the Austrian federal COMET-programme builds a sound basis for acib’s activities. Additionally, more than 50 % of all activities are financed by industrial partners.



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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:

Dimitris Letsios

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0686

Email: [email protected]

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