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17th July 2018, Brussels

CarbonNext evaluates the potential use of CO2/CO as carbon-feedstock for the process industry in Europe. After two years of intensive work, the project consortium wants to share the major outcomes and results with an interested audience. The CarbonNext final conference will take place in Brussels on July 17th (10.00 - 16.00) and will have speakers from industry, academia as well as policy makers from the European Commission. The main results from CarbonNext will be accompanied by presentations from industrial representatives to show the relevance and transfer of scientific results and industrial needs and to discuss ecological challenges and the economic potential behind the identified opportunities.

Learn more about the whole carbon value chain – from mapping of CO/CO2 all over Europe, identified processes and products where alternative carbon sources can be used – and get in touch with an interdisciplinary network of CCU stakeholders.

The CarbonNext consortium is looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels on July the 17th, 2018!


The venue: Covent Garden building, Brussels


The agenda is available here: pdf Final conference agenda

The presentations can be downloaded below. Please note that the ppsx format can only be opened locally, so please choose "download" and not "open".

9.30 - 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome
Peter Dröll, Director Industrial Technologies, DG RTD
CarbonNext: From CO2 sources to value chains
10.10 - 10.30 Project overview (including mapping of CO/CO2 resources) (CarbonNext)
Dennis Krämer, DECHEMA
10.30 - 10.55 ArcelorMittal's investigations on CCUS - a second life to carbon from steel making?
Eric De Coninck, CTO Technology Development ArcelorMittal
11.00 - 11.15 Product selection - Value chains (CarbonNext)
Peter Sanderson, Sheffield University
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 CCU economic and environmental impact (CarbonNext)
Jessica Yearwood, Trinomics - Oliver Hurtig, DECHEMA - Katy Armstrong, Sheffield University
12.00 - 12.20 Methanol production in Carbon2CHEM
Wiebke Lüke, ThyssenKrupp
12.20 - 12.45 Most promising CCU opportunities (CarbonNext)
Katy Armstrong, University of Sheffield
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch and Networking
Potential initiaitves at European level
13.45 - 14.00 PHOENIX
Stefanie Roth, PTJ
14.00 - 14.15 CarbonNext Impact for Horizon Europe
Dennis Krämer, DECHEMA
14.15 - 14.30 Innovation Fund
Maria Velkova, DG CLIMA
14.30 - 15.40 Panel discussion: Alternative carbon feedstocks for industry? R&I needs, opportunities and climate aspects
NGOs: Keith Whiriskey, Bellona
Research: Peter Styring, Sheffield University
Industry: Dorota Pawlucka, Covestro
Policy: Maria Velkova, DG Clima
Moderator: Katy Armstrong, Sheffield University
15.40 - 15.55 CO2 as an alternative feedstock for sustainable chemistry
Pierre Barthelemy, Cefic
15.55 - 16.00 Closing remarks
Jürgen Tiedje, DG RTD
16.00 End of conference and networking

Contact the Team


Dennis Krämer, DECHEMA e.V.


+49 69 7564 618


Project partners

Katy Armstrong, University of Sheffield


+44 114 2227508


Hans Bolscher, Trinomics BV


+31 648 135 367


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 723678