2014 Programme

3rd Edition

The programme is based on leading plenary speakers who provide science, technology and policy perspectives. Oral communications, two associated workshops (“Industrial Biotechnology” and “Strategic European Research Agenda”), plenary poster sessions, panel and round-table sessions expand on all major themes.
Day 1
24 sept 2014
Day 2
25 sept 2014
Day 3
26 sept 2014
12:00 - 18:00

Associated Roadmapping workshop : Industrial Biotechnology « Bio-TIC »

Roadmapping workshop and business-case analysis devoted to CO2 as feedstock for industrial biotechnology organized by Bio-Tic (FP7-Biotech).
09:00 - 09:30

Institutional opening addresses

09:30 - 10:25

OPENING SESSION – CO2: The context

Carbon capture is an important element in any scenario that would bring the atmospheric concentration of CO2 into the range of the recommended 450 ppm ceiling for an acceptable climate...
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Assessment of uncertainty in climate diagnostics and projections

One of the conclusions of the 5th IPCC assessment report is that “the principal driver of long-term warming is total emissions of CO2. Therefore, for any given warming target, higher...
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The policy contexts of Carbon Capture and Storage

Instead of paying to store CO2 underground, firms could be paid to sell it to industrial users who could generate economic value from it use. CO2 utilisation could shift the...
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11:30 – 12:30

SESSION 1, Materials from capture

Instead of paying to store CO2 underground, firms could be paid to sell it to industrial users who could generate economic value from it use. CO2 utilisation could shift the...
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Current Research on Atmospheric and Captured CO2 Utilization

Although large scale efforts to control carbon emissions are still in the future, there are currently several major research programs in the U.S. aimed at improving technologies for both recycling...
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Donald DePAOLO

Postcombustion, oxycombustion and other CO2 capture technologies

The CO2 emitted by a cement plant is mainly process CO2, i.e. 66 %, coming from the calcination of limestone, while 34 % is due to combustion. Therefore, there are...
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Virgin stone replacement from agregates manufactured from hazardous waste and CO2 gas

Technologies that sequestrate CO2 in valorised industrial or mineral waste are not yet financially attractive. However, the developing ‘circular economy’, improved public education, and taxes that encourage the diversion of...
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Collin HILLS
14:15 - 15:15

SESSION 2, Fuels – Part 1: Power-to-Gas

Solid Oxide Electrolysis enabled CO2 utilization

Solid Oxide Electrolyser can at very high efficiency not only produce hydrogen from steam but are also able to co-electrolyse to CO. The hydrogen can be used for fuel cell...
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John Bøgild HANSEN

Industrial potential of CO2 utilization: scale-up and opportunity assessment

IDEEL was born out of the French national ITE (Institute for the Energy Transition) program and created by a private/public consortium in the field of Energy, Environment and Chemistry (GDF...
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Eglantine FLOTTES
15:45 - 17:00

SESSION 2, Fuels – Part 2: Power-to-Liquid

To be a sustainable, CO2 utilization technologies have to produce net environmental benefits compared to similar products made conventionally, be economically attractive to investors, and have large volume use. The...
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Making Renewable Methanol by Recycling Carbon

Carbon Recycling International makes renewable methanol fuel by carbon recycling. As more renewable energy becomes available and more recovery of carbon waste becomes feasible, renewable methanol fuel will become economically...
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Development of New Catalysts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide and for Hydrogen Storage Processes using Carbon Dioxide

The sufficient and sustainable supply of energy remains one if not the most important challenge for our future. An abundant source of energy is sunlight. In the coming years it...
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Matthias BELLER

Challenges for creating a “CO2 CCU industry”

Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) could be the future industry based on CO2 as a carbon feedstock. Even if such an industry could be favoured by regulatory pressure and incentives,...
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18:00 - 18:40

SPECIAL SESSION, Will climate negociations enable a circular carbon economy?


Report and analysis of the United Nations’ Climate Summit (New York Sept 23rd, 2014)

Climate negotiations have been lasting for twenty years under the umbrella of the UNFCCC and show small incremental progresses. The task today is to shape a successor to the Kyoto...
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18:45 - 20:00

Poster session and Cocktail

08:30 - 09:35

SESSION 3, Chemicals – Part 1: Organic (Poly)Carbonates

Thibault CANTAT

Carbon Dioxide as Carbon Source for the Energetic and Chemical Value Chain: Challenges and Opportunities for Catalysis

The finite resources of fossil feedstock together with the increase in anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) are a major concern of global importance. The use of CO2 as carbon...
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Completely alternating copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides or oxetanes to polycarbonates

Carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies have experienced significant advancements over the last decade.  Some of this large surplus of sequestered anthropogenic CO2 provides opportunities for its utilization as an...
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GreenPolTM: CO2 – Embedded Polymer

GreenPol is a polyalkylene carbonate and a CO2-embedded polymer synthesizable by direct reaction of CO2 and epoxide in the presence of specific (highly active and efficient) catalyst. It is amorphous...
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Taewook KWON

Unsaturated carboxylic acids from CO2

In the previous years it was shown that the chemical use of CO2 cannot compensate the rising CO2 emissions and solve a potential anthropogenic global warming effect. However, CO2 is...
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09:35 - 10:30

SESSION 3, Chemicals – Part 2: Renewable energies and artificial leaves

Artificial photosynthesis: (photo)catalysts for CO2 reduction

Storage of solar energy in the form of chemical fuels can be achieved through photoreduction of carbon dioxide into formic acid, methanol, methane or other hydrocarbons in photoelectrochemical cells. These...
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Fundamental understanding of photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis for solar fuel production

This lecture presents the research progress on solar fuel productions from photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) processes with the emphasis on the fundamental understanding. Solar fuel production currently is mainly refereeing...
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Can LI

Thermochemical and Bioinspired Production of Solar Fuel

Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions reach about 30 gigaton per year. CO2 is known to be a greenhouse gas and partly responsible for global climate change. Society, enterprises, governmental and non-governmental...
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11:30 - 12:20

CLOSING SESSION, Business, cost, analyses and funding opportunities


ADEME’s Energy, environmental and technico-economic analysis of the most promising CO2 technologies

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), applied jointly with other mitigation solutions, could ultimately greatly reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by heavy industries and power plants. In addition to...
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Outlook of CO2 utilization pathways with good prospects to reach the European market at short-medium term

A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, and renewed ambitions for energy efficiency...
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Evangelos TZIMAS

The German R&D Program for CO2 Utilization – innovations for a green economy

Three major challenges for the German society are of high priority today: to impede the climate change, to prevent a shortage of resources, and to transform Germany’s energy system (Energiewende)....
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Integrated approach across public and private sectors and appropriate policy framework

The utilisation of CO2 to produce chemicals, materials, fuels, and store renewable energy could be a key solution to reduce the use of fossil feedstock, reduce EU’s dependence on imports...
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Gernot KLOTZ

$35 million carbon use international competition in the global search for innovative carbon uses

The Alberta-based CCEMC uses funds collected from a levy on large GHG emitters to fund innovative projects to reduce emissions. In 2013, the not-for-profit corporation issued an international CDN $35...
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12:50 – 13:00


The closing plenary will review the key points of the 2014 CO2 Forum and consider ways in which the subject will develop in the near future. The research presented will...
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Alessandra QUADRELLI
14:00 – 17:00

Associated Roadmapping Workshop : What are the policy bottlenecks for CO2 recycling?

Strategic Research Agenda “SCOT”* Confirmed speakers include: – Sophie Wilmet (CEFIC) – Hans Bolscher (Triple E) – Alexis Bazzanella (Dechema) – Michael North (University of York) – Michael Priestnall (Cambridge...
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