3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers
In the last years scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians are starting to consider CO2 not any more a mere waste product, rather than as a raw material to be turned into useful feedstock for chemistry, polymers or as a carbon source where to store renewable energy. This shift from the CO2 as a waste to CO2 as a useful raw material is commonly defined as the “CO2 economy”. Although the CO2 economy is still in an embryonic state, it bears a huge potential in terms of GHG emissions reduction, storing renewable energy and securing raw material for the chemical and polymer industries.
For the 3rd year in a row, the conference “CO2 as chemical feedstock – a challenge for sustainable chemistry” will concentrate on this topic. It will be held on 2 – 3 December 2014 in the “Haus der Technik” in Essen, Germany and will be the biggest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2014. More than 200 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization are expected to attend the conference and share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in realization.