The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), is gaining momentum. First commercial production of CO2-based 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.
For the first time the Innovation Award for the Best CO2 Utilisation 2019 will be granted at the conference to the young, innovative CCU industry for finding suitable applications and markets for CO2-based products and technologies.
The conference, organised by the nova-Institute, is one of the worlds leading events on CCU. More than 200 participants and international experts in CO2 utilization are expected to attend.