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Jasmin cropThe “3rd Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers” took place 2-3 December in Essen, Germany. The conference aims at discussing technology development and strategies in the area of CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU), exploring the opportunities for CO2 as a raw material for the production of chemicals, polymers and fuels. The organiser of the conference series is Nova-Institute and the event was under the patronage of Prof Johanna Wanka, Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research. IEAGHG is currently a partner of this conference, in order to keep up-to-date with the progress in the CCU area.

The first day of the conference saw presentations covering policy & visions, CO2 capture & purification and H2 generation as a pre-requisite for a CO2 economy. The second day then went on with information on CO2 based fuels, chemicals & building blocks and polymers & materials.

During the conference, three technologies caught my eye in particular:

Nova-Institute plans to organise another conference in autumn 2015. We will keep you posted about the details.

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