From Lab to Site: Innovation in Concrete Symposium

From Lab to Site: Innovation in Concrete

  • Date: November 1, 2019, 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location: University of Michigan Art + Architecture Building, A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons
  • Cost: Free, registration required

This symposium brings researchers and industry experts together from diverse disciplinary fields and areas of production—history & theory, engineering, construction technology, material science, design, and manufacturing—for a timely discussion centered on concrete as a building material with enormous potential for innovation.

Co-organized by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and the University of Michigan College of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and generously sponsored by Walbridge. Additional support provided by the University of Michigan Global CO2 Initiative.


8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) as a fast-moving, environmental- and industry-driven innovation area has attracted more and more stakeholders. Several start-ups and established companies already launched CO2-based products or efficient utilisation technologies and even more players show their interest in getting involved in this field. Increasingly, they are planning and implementing more pilot, demonstration and commercial plants for Power-to-X, low carbon fuels and a CO2-based chemistry. This is also stimulated by the improved political framework for CCU: the new version of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which will apply from 2020, opens the doors for all CO2-basedfuels, including the use of industrial off-gases for all types of advanced fuels. There are also political discussions how to include the CO2utilisation in the Emission Trading System (ETS).

At the “8thConference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, new and leading players will showcase new and improved applications that use CO2 as feedstock. Main topics of the conference are the political framework, renewable energy and hydrogen production, carbon capture technologies, CO2-based fuels for transport and aviation, chemicals and polymers, mineralisation and new developed technologies for CO2utilisation.