nova Session on technology of the future: Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU)

18 September 2018, 10:00 h - 16:30 h

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



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


  • Potential of Carbon Dioxide Utilization in combination with renewable energy
  • Political framework for commercial CCU projects
  • Economy and ecology of CCU

Introduction to topics by Michael Carus and Achim Raschka

Participant contributions & discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Block 2


  • Latest technology development and status of implementation of CCU derived fuels, chemicals and polymers (including: use of flue gases and industrial gases, direct air capture, electrolysis, artificial photosynthesis, photocatalytic water splitting, hybrid systems, (bio)electrochemical processes, biotechnology processes, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (PtL), Methanisation (PtG))

Introduction to topic by Michael Carus, Achim Raschka and Dr. Pia Skoczinski

  • CCU in the Context of Power-to-Methanol – Status report: State of art thermo-chemical recycling of carbon
    Christian Schweitzer, Managing Director of bse Engineering Leipizig GmbH


Participant contributions & discussion

Block 3:


  • Artificial Photosynthesis: Definition and development status

Introduction to topic by Michael Carus and Achim Raschka

Participant contributions & discussion

15:00-15:20 Coffee break
Block 4


CCU in REDII/iLUC reform discussions
  • as a storage option for solar and wind energy (power-to-gas, power-to-liquid)
  • to reduce the GHG emissions of bioethanol and biogas plants by transforming the CO2 emissions in methane or methanol
  • as an additional way to produce sustainable fuels from solar and wind with the lowest possible carbon footprint


Participant contributions & discussion

16:15 Final feedback
16:30 Finish