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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


9th October 2019
10th October 2019
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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Rohan Baryah – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 (0)61 646 7022
Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 61 646 7059
Karol Lewicki – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 61 646 7038
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Dusseldorf, 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
  • Life Cycle Analysis of CCU Projects – Methodology & Process
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Carmine Marzano, Research & Programme Officer – DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Peter van Gelderen, Partner, 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
  • Francesco Di Bari, CFO, Electrochaea
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG
  • Gunnar Holen, CEO, Nordic Blue Crude
  • Christoph Guertler, Head of 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)
  • Solmaz Elika Parsa, Industry & CCS/CCU Innovation, Engineer/Technical Project Manager Science & Innovation for Climate & Eenrgy (SICE), Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – UK Government 
  • 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
  • Makarand Phadke, Senior Vice President – Innovations, 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: [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

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/



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.


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.


“Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.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.



EUBIA is a non- profit association, established in Brussels (Belgium) in 1996. Its aim consists on promoting a sustainable use of biomass as a source of energy and the cooperation among stakeholders within the bioenergy field. The organisation represents the interest of its members, SMEs, Research Institutes, Universities and Companies working in the field of biomass across Europe.

EUBIA, as well as its members, are involved on several EU funded projects, H2020, LIFE+ and BBI among others. We are committed on informing the industry on the latest legislative and technological developments of the market, as well as strengthening European policies, protecting industrial interest while preserving the environment, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and a sustainable development worldwide.

Learn more about EUBIA at: www.eubia.org



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.


Founded in 1903, the KNCV is the professional association of chemists, life scientists and process technologists in the Netherlands…

The KNCV is the largest chemical professional association in the Netherlands. Our member base consists of people with a shared passion for molecules and includes chemists, life scientists, process technologists and (bio-)molecular scientists. Our 8,500 members, who work hard to bring the variety and richness of the molecular field to life, operate in business, education and government or study at universities or institutions of higher education in Netherlands.

Visit us https://en.kncv.nl/kncv/about-the-kncv

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

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.


Bioenergy International is an English language subscription-based trade publication with allied web platform and is focused on the biomass-to-energy value chains; solid, liquid or gas. Founded in 2001 it is based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SBSAB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swedish Bioenergy Association, SVEBIO.


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.



In the past few decades, an increasing number of people and businesses have been attracted to renewable energy. As the price of fuel increases, this tendency will only get stronger. GreenJournal.co.uk keeps you updated with the latest news on green energy. We are a team of young enthusiasts regarding this topic and are willing to keep you posted with the latest information about solar, wind and geothermal energy, sustainability and more.

GreenJournal focuses mainly on the UK market for renewables, however, since environmental awareness is a widespread issue, we also post news from all around the globe. You can also visit our Events section to find out upcoming events and conferences in the field of renewable energy.

GreenMatch.co.uk is a comprehensive guide designed to help you navigate the transition to renewable energy. We care about the environment and believe that everyone has a part to play in making the UK a little greener – one house at a time. GreenMatch strives to engage more homes and families in sustainability. Which is why we promote the use of clean energy wherever possible and provide you with all the necessary information to make the switch even easier.

” 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. ”


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