2012 Programme

2nd Edition

The programme is based on leading keynote speakers who will provide science, technology and policy perspectives. Oral communications, poster, panel and round-table sessions expand on the major themes: Session 1 : CO2 : THE CONTEXT . Keywords : Climate mitigation, CO2 taxes and quotas, CO2 prices.  KEYNOTE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS Session 2 : Materials (inorganic carbonates, organic chemicals by carboxylation and polymers). Keywords : Mineral carbonation, metastable carbonates, acrylates, PPC, olefins. Session 3 : Fuels. Keywords : Methanol, DME, methane, algae bioreactor, enzymatic conversion, bioethanol.  OUTLOOK Highlight innovations in chemical, biochemical science and engineering on connected fields such as energy production, and cost analyses that can contribute to the CO2 recycling challenge. Session 4 : Energies sources. Keywords : Renewable energies, decarbonated and ‘waste energies’, electrochemistry Session 5 : Business, Funding opportunities and cost analyses. LCA, techno-economic analyses, funding bodies.
Day 1
27 sept 2012
Day 2
28 sept 2012
09:30 – 09:40

Participants welcome and Introduction

09:40 - 11:00

SESSION 1, CO2 : the context

The latest Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimate that, on current trends, global CO2 emissions are bound to top 60 Gtons. Even taking governments’...
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Climate mitigation – the scientific context

The presentation by Dr. Pachauri would provide an overview of the potential for mitigation of greenhouse gasses highlighting opportunities in specific sectors of the economy. The economic aspects of mitigation...
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Rajendra Kumar PACHAURI

Carbon capture – technology and economic perspectives

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) holds significant potential to combat climate change, as part of a wider low-carbon energy mix. According to latest IEA energy modelling, CCS could account for one-fifth of all...
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CO2 markets, taxes and quotas

Placing a robust price on carbon emissions must be a central pillar of policies to mitigate climate change. However progress in achieving such a carbon price in the world’s major...
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13:30 – 15:30

SESSION 2, Materials by carboxylation

Saving energy is an easy way to reduce CO2 emissions, and not too painful, because you usually save money as well! But capturing CO2 is far more difficult technically, and,...
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Availability of CO2 : Potential routes for recovery and valorization

Since the 90’s and the awareness of climatic risks due to GHG, important research efforts have be devoted to the reduction of atmospheric CO2, which is an outcome of many...
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Multi-scale modelling for in silico screening of carbon-capture materials

In this lecture an overview will be given of the research in Berkeley’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) related to carbon. In the EFRC the research aimed on developing new...
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Berend SMIT


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has received significant attention in recent years as one part of a global solution to control atmospheric CO2 concentration.  However, very few of the proposed...
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5 Short oral communications from selected poster-presenters

KAJINO Selective CO2 Conversion to Formate …. by Semiconductor/Complex Hybrid Photocatalysts SIVASANKAR Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Multi-Carbon Organic Chemical THIEULEUX Low-temperature dry reforming of CH4 with well-defined Ni...
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15:50 - 17:20

SESSION 2, Materials and chemicals

In the future, we will not have one global solution, but we will rather have a whole serious of different solutions within our carbon management strategies. The utilization of CO2...
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Martina PETERS

Copolymerization of epoxides and CO2

The anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major concern of global importance. However, carbon dioxide is not only a problematic waste material, it can on the other hand...
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Industrial research in acrylates synthesis

  For more than three decades the catalytic synthesis of acrylates from the cheap and abundantly available C1 building block CO2 and alkenes has been an unsolved problem in catalysis...
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LCA analysis in CO2-to-carbonates technologies

The use of carbon dioxide as chemical building block has the chance to mitigate CO2-emissions from power plants and large industrial sites. Furthermore, the use of CO2 as a C1-building...
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18-00 –20:00


09:00 - 10:30

SESSION 3, CO2 reduction to fuels


Industrial methanol production from renewable energy

The carbon dioxide   emitted when burning fossil fuel is captured, purified, blended with hydrogen into a catalyst to be transformed into methanol. This technology exists and is currently developed in...
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KOGAS DME Synthesis

Due to huge and increasing emission of CO2, CO2 utilization as CCR (Carbon Capture and Recycle or Reuse) is greatly acquiring attention beyond CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage). Chemical conversion...
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Sang-Eon PARK

Upgrading CO2 in biogas to methane

Solid oxide electrolysis (SOEC) technology can provide solutions to many of the challenges posed by future energy systems based on significant fraction of electrical power produced by intermittent sources like...
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John Bøgild HANSEN
10:45 - 11:45

SESSION 3, CO2 reduction to fuels

Michele ARESTA

Engineering Microbes for Biofuel Production from Renewable Resources

Fixation of carbon dioxide requires electrons that can be provided by photosynthesis or by other solar-driven chemical processes yielding reduced compounds such as hydrogen, CO and others. Such carbon (CO2)...
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14:00 - 15:30

SESSION 4, Renewable Energies

Electrochemical CO2 transformation

Securing an economic future for CO2 as a feedstock for chemicals and fuels will require innovation in both technology and policy. As technology leaders we need to identify the technological...
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CO2 transformation for storage of off-peak energy

The global trend towards fossil fuel replacement and CO2 reduction will boost large scale power generation from intermittent renewable sources (wind & solar) leading to a large excess of electricity...
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Solar Fuels and Power-to-Gas technologies

Until now electricity was generated by adjustable power stations depending on the demand.  The increasing renewable electricity production depends on the weather to a high extend and therefor fluctuates strongly....
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Stephan RIEKE
16:00 - 16:30

SESSION 5, Business perspectives and funding opportunities

Using CO2 as a renewable is increasingly critical especially for the competitiveness of Europe, a region with fewer resources than other global players. In addition a visionary project using CO2...
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Johannes SPORK

Addressing the CO2 Challenge in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion...
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NSF vision on CO2 recycling

Success in the realm of CO2 recycling depends on the ability to demonstrate economically favorable processes and products based on its reuse.  Although there are some cases for which commercialization...
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George ANTOS

CCSV perspective and demonstrators funding opportunities in France

In France several research projects on CO2 reuse are conducted and funded by agencies (ANR, ADEME). The Club CO2 has been created in order to gather all French actors (industrial...
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François MOISON
17:20– 17:30

Closing remarks

Alessandra QUADRELLI