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Tackling the Carbon Dioxide Challenge for a Sustainable Future
CO2 selective membranes for carbon capture and decarbonised fuelsThe Aim of the event is the dissemination of the learnings from the project and how the technology could contribute to decarbonisation for industrial stakeholders. The event will bring together various stakeholders in the field of carbon capture and decarbonised fuels who will make presentations on European policies and goals and industries’ interests and efforts in this field. NanoMEMC² partners will present their views in this area and the advances made in the project. A panel discussion will allow for interaction between all stakeholders.
Participation is free, but you need to register by the 30th of January 2019 (to register please follow this link).
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please ensure you register early to avoid disappointment!
Find out more about the event at: https://www.nanomemc2.eu/industrial-workshop/ and the NanoMEMC2 project at: https://www.nanomemc2.eu .
Internationale Fachmesse für Polyurethan-Verarbeitung
Presenting the project to local authorities and potential replication sites
On March 20th, 2019, Carbon4PUR organized its 2nd stakeholder event at the port authority in Fos sur Mer to promote the project mainly towards local stakeholders (authorities such as region, metropolis, state services, local development agencies, local industrial association, academics, …) and to give to the audience a general overview of CO2 valorisation opportunities and current sister projects. The focus was on possible benefits, risks and open questions for the industrial area and the territory linked to the CO2 question. The aim was also to prepare the local stakeholders to the potential future realisation dealing with the industrialisation phase of the project and to give the opportunities to the participants to strengthen their network.
The second stakeholder event in Marseille Fos was equally successful as the first one, with 80 participants mostly from local authorities, associations, agencies and companies. Sister projects have been presented and the foundations for interaction and symbioses between the stakeholders has been laid. After the event, the potential site for the implementation of Carbon4PUR was visited by boat.
Carbon4PUR organized an event at the port authority in Fos sur Mer to promote the project mainly towards local stakeholders (authorities such as region, metropolis, state services, local development agencies, local industrial association, academics, …). The purpose of this event is also to give to the audience a general overview of CO2 valorization opportunities and current sister projects. The focus was on possible benefits, risks and open questions for the industrial area and the territory linked to the CO2 question. The aim was also to prepare the local stakeholders to the potential future realization dealing with the industrialization phase of the project and to give the opportunities to the participants to strengthen their network.
Session 1: SUSTAINABILITY AND INDUSTRIAL CO2 ISSUES
Aïcha El Khamlichi - CO2 emissions reduction in industries with CCU technologies ?
Eric De Coninck - ArcelorMittal: possible pathways towards the low emission plan(t)
Christian Haessler - Sustainability @ Covestro
Jeroen Guinée - Brief introduction to LCA
Session 2: CARBON4PUR
Session 3: INDUSTRIAL CO2 VALORIZATION
Patrick Prunet - Jupiter 1000 Project
Philippe Boulanger - The Emissions-to-Liquids technology and CRI's capabilities in Power-to-X
Burcu Ünal - Carbon Productivity
Marie Godard Pithon - CIMENTALGUE project - Stage 2
Christophe Lombard - CIMENTALGUE project
Michaël Parra - Vasco2: valorisation biologique des fumées industrielles pour une chimie verte
Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Fuels for cars and aviation, Chemicals and Polymers as well as Mineralisation and ProteinsCovestro and DECHEMA will be presenting Carbon4PUR at the conference.
The gathering of the coatings and paint industry
Covestro will be presenting Carbon4PUR at the event.
CO2 session: "Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CCU): An Opportunity to Tackle Climate Change"
Circular Polymers in Furniture ConferenceRecticel presented Carbon4PUR at this event.
The first stakeholder event – SPIRE projects on the utilisation of CO2 and CO – has been organised on September 12th, 2018 and took place in Brussels. The event started with a welcome from Jürgen Tidje (European Commission - DG Research and Innovation) and an introduction from Alexis Bazzanella (DECHEMA). A total of seven EU funded projects, spearheaded by Carbon4PUR, have had the opportunity to present themselves and their goals. Particularly, the Carbon4PUR project has been jointly presented by Liv Adler (Covestro) and Geert Snellings (Recticel). The invited projects were FReSMe, MefCO2, ICO2CHEM, RECO2DE, ENGICON and EPOS. Beside the project presentation, a representative of ArcelorMittal gave a talk about “smart carbon pathways for steel industry waste gases”. Further, new “standardised guidelines for Life Cycle and Techno-Economic Assessment of CO2 utilisation” have been discussed. The day was concluded by a panel discussion about “cross-sectorial aspects of CO and CO2 utilisation” with Liv Adler (Covestro), Damien Dallemagne (CO2Value Europe), Dennis Krämer (DECHEMA), Angel Sánchez Díaz (Everis), Michiel Stork (ECOFYS) and Sophie Wilmet (CEFIC). The event was successful and counted 77 participants (25% industry) from 23 countries.
As part of the EU Raw Materials Week, Carbon4PUR organised a stakeholder event to bring together SPIRE projects, industrial, political and NGO stakeholders in the area of CO2 and CO utilisation. The goal was to create synergies between the project, create a closer cooperation and have a holistic view on the field of CO2 and CO as raw materials. The following SPIRE and EU funded projects have presented their take on the subject and the advances in the projects:
- Carbon4PUR - Turning industrial waste gases into valuable polyurethanes - European research collaboration between steel and chemical industry
- FReSMe & MefCO2 - Methanol production from flue and residual steel gases
- ICO2CHEM - From industrial CO2 streams to added value Fischer-Tropsch chemicals
- RECO2DE & ENGICOIN - Recycling CO2 in the cement industry in production of added-value additives
- EPOS - Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis
- Steelanol - Transforming carbon-rich industrial waste gases into advanced bio-ethanol
A special focus of the event was on geographical aspects of CO2 and CO as chemical feedstocks: where do we have CO2 and CO sources, where renewable energy and chemical transformation facilities? Do we need pipelines for the gases, is there space for the new utilisation plants?
A panel discussion allowed for interaction between all projects and the stakeholders. In this context, value chains and cooperations between the different actors have been also discussed and all participating projects were grateful for the feedback from the different stakeholders about their projects, depending on the progress of the project: Did the project consider all important aspects? Do you have suggestions for the implementation? Do you see problems?
Stakeholders were getting a thorough understanding of the research going on in Europe to use carbon rich gases as ressources could make their voice heard. The event was a great opportunity for networking and to get into contact with researchers and companies working in the field of CO2 and CO utilisation. Thank you for participating.
Have a look at the Agenda here.