So simple but so true: By using sun or wind power, combining it with CO2 and water, you can produce almost anything you want or need: fuels, chemicals and plastics, or even food and feed. The new technology platform making this possible is Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU).
What sounds like a fairy tale from the far future, is already reality: Dozens of so-called power-to-gas plants in Germany use solar and wind power to produce artificial natural gas from CO2, Iceland uses CO2 for the production of fuel methanol, and companies from Germany, the USA and South Korea make plastics such as PPC, PEC and polyurethane based on CO2. In addition to these catalytic processes, the biotechnological conversion of CO2 and CO into chemical building blocks is being intensely investigated.
Want to know more? Follow the news on the CCU industry on our news ticker http://news.bio-based.eu/ccu/
Do not miss the largest European conference on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014: 3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers
Showcasing impressive, dynamic developments in power-to-gas and CO2 to chemicals and polymers.
Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen (Germany), 2 – 3 December 2014
The leading key players and stakeholders in the field will present and share their knowledge and visions. The topics will cover the full range of the CO2 economy: Policy & visions, CO2 capture & purification, H2 generation: a prerequisite for the CO2 economy, CO2-based fuels, chemicals, building blocks and polymers.
++ Already more than 110 participants from 25 countries are registered ++
Current information on the conference programme can be found at
The conference is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The nova-Institute would like to thank its Gold Sponsor EnergiRegion.NRW and all partners for their support.
Responsible under press legislation (V.i.S.d.P.):
Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus (Managing Director)
nova-Institut GmbH, Chemiepark Knapsack, Industriestrasse 300, DE-50354 Huerth (Germany)
Internet: www.nova-institute.eu and www.bio-based.eu
Phone: +49 (0) 22 33-48 14 40
nova-Institute is a private and independent institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, LCA, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Today, nova-Institute has 25 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2 Mio. €.
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