24. September 2019 10:00- 16:30

nova Session on Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)



Flughafen Köln/ Bonn


What makes the utilization of CO2 attractive? Which role will CCU play in the sustainable fuels and chemistry? nova experts discuss possible options of CCU technologies, latest developments and the political framework.

The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), is gaining momentum. First commercial production of CO2-based fuels and polymers has been launched, several additional technologies have progressed so far to allow production on an industrial scale in the near future – with advanced biotechnology and chemical catalysis.

At the same time are renewable energy from solar, wind and hydro becoming cheaper each year and the latest plants at favourable locations are already at the same price level as fossil energy sources and even below. A perfect situation for combining cheap and abundant renewables with carbon utilization to store energy, to produce renewable fuels and chemicals.

Learn about the current state and future of CCU:

  • Is a reduction of CO2 (with a lot of energy) always necessary?
  • Are there other ways to utilize CO2?
  • Which technologies for CO2 utilization are already available?
  • On which Technology Readiness Level (TRL) are they available?
  • Which are the first applications for CCU? Which pilot, demo and commercial plants are already in place?
  • Which are the leading countries, companies and institutes?
  • Which role will CCU play in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) and the Emissions Trading System (ETS)?
  • Economic and environmental assessment of CCU technologies.
  • How will CO2- and Bio-based Economy interact?

Special guests:

  • Gunnar Holen (Nordic Blue Crude, NO): "First investment in CO2 utilisation on commercial scale in Norway: Fischer-Tropsch for Kerosene and Naphtha“
  • Arne Kätelhon (RWTH Aachen, DE): „Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Carbon Capture and Utilization in the Chemical Industry“

More information on the event website.



September 2019