nova Session "Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)"

24 September 2019, Airport Cologne/Bonn, 10:00 - 16:30 h

Hosts: Michael Carus, Achim Raschka, Pia Skoczinski (nova-Institute)



10:00 Registration & welcome coffee
10:15 Introduction of participants
Block 1


  • Which technologies for CO2 Utilisation are already available? On which TRL level? (Achim Raschka)
  • Vision & strategies (Michael Carus)
  • Which role plays CCU in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the Future Emission Trading System (ETS)? (Michael Carus)
  • E-fuel strategies for the transition from petroleum to electric cars (Michael Carus)
  • CO2-Capture and Re-Utilization: The Crucial Precondition for the Transition from Fossil to Sustainable Aviation Fuels (Rudolf Dörpinghaus)

Participant contributions & discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Block 2


  • Current implementation of CCU plants and planned large-scale Power-To-X projects (Pia Skoczinski, Gunnar Holden)
  • Latest CO2 capture and utilisation technologies – Chemical Catalysts, Biotechnology and Fischer-Tropsch (Pia Skoczinski, Achim Raschka)
Participant contributions & discussion
15:00-15:20 Coffee break
Block 3


  • Renewable Carbon for the chemical industry - do we have enough renewable electricity? (Arne Kätelhön, Michael Carus)
  • Sustainability Assessments of CCU technologies (environment and economy) (Michael Carus)

Participant contributions & discussion

16:15 Final feedback
16:30 Finish