Past Events

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October 21, 2021

#IndustryMeetsScience: Future City – Materials | Covestro

From crude oil to CO₂ as alternative raw material: In the second episode of the talk series IndustryMeetsScience, Covestro reflects on important stages of the journey to become FullyCircular. Tune in live and discuss with Volker Sick, Global CO2 Initiative Director, Sophia Hamblin Wang, Mineral Carbonation International COO, and Markus Steilemann, Covestro CEO and Chair.

October 21, 2021

Carbon to Value Initiative Year 1 Cohort Final Showcase

Celebrate the culmination of the first year of the Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative with the NYU Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs, and Fraunhofer USA! Hear from and network with the 10 exciting Year 1 cohort startups shaping the future of the carbontech industry as they each present their unique solutions, the progress they’ve made over the six months of the C2V Initiative, and where they are headed next.

Click here to find out more or register.

19th Peter M. Wege Lecture Featuring: Gina McCarthy

A Conversation with Gina McCarthy: Just and Sustainable Climate Solutions

Join us for an engaging conversation with Gina McCarthy, the country’s first National Climate Advisor. As the president’s chief advisor on domestic climate policy, McCarthy leads the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy focused on mobilizing a whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis, creating good-paying, union jobs, and securing environmental justice. Having served as the 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), McCarthy is one of the nation’s most trusted and accomplished voices on climate issues—and has been at the forefront of environmental and public health progress in a variety of leading roles for over three decades.

Moderated by Tony Reames, Senior Advisor: Office of Economic Impact and Diversity U.S. Department of Energy, Assistant Professor: U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

Followed by a Q & A with Kyle Whyte, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability at University of Michigan

Click here to find out more or register.

September 30 & October 1

Be sure to catch Volker Sick, Global CO2 Director,  next week when he joins Kumi Naidoo and Kye Young for a fireside chat to discuss COP26. They will dig into why everyone is talking about it, the significance, the challenges and how this is different from previous years.

Click here to find out more or register.

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Achieving Net-Zero by 2050: Critical Bipartisan Carbon Management Priorities in Congress

Tuesday, September 14, 3:30-5:00 pm ET

CO2NNECT will be holding a virtual event on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET, hosted by the Great Plains Institute. Congress is working to finalize major infrastructure and budget reconciliation legislation with profound implications for energy and climate policy. Hear from leaders and experts in Congress, state government, industry, and labor and environmental organizations who will outline key carbon management provisions in bipartisan legislation and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and their prospects for passage this Congress. This event will showcase the importance of the economy-wide deployment of carbon management—carbon capture, removal, transport, utilization, and geologic storage—to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, preserve and sustain high-wage jobs, spur investment and sustain American technology leadership.

The tremendous lineup of confirmed speakers includes:

The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor, State of Louisiana

The Honorable Ben Ray Luján, United States Senator, New Mexico

Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Bryan Glover, President, Honeywell UOP

Cecile Conroy, Director, Government Affairs, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Lee Beck, International Director, Carbon Capture, Clean Air Task Force

Speakers will underscore the groundbreaking portfolio of bipartisan carbon management provisions endorsed by more than 170 organizations, companies, unions, and conservation and environmental groups in a recent letter to Congress. These complementary federal policy priorities include:

Providing a direct pay option for the federal Section 45Q tax credit;

Extending the commence construction window for the 45Q credit;

Enhancing 45Q credit values for industrial and power plant carbon capture and direct air capture;

Eliminating annual carbon capture thresholds in the 45Q program that deter innovation;

Financing the buildout of regional CO2 transport and storage networks; and,

Ensuring robust funding for commercial-scale demonstrations of carbon capture, direct air capture and carbon utilization technologies.

The inclusion of these critical provisions into any broader legislative package are essential to putting the U.S. on track to achieving emissions reduction goals, preserving and creating middle class jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, providing environmental and other benefits to communities, and supporting regional economies across our country.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

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A Conversation with Tim Flannery

Sep 1 (Wed), 8:00 PM EDT 

Join AirMiners on Zoom September 1st at 500pm Pacific where they will host Tim Flannery in a conversation with Katherine Vaz Gomes from the University of Pennsylvania about his interest in carbon removal, novel approaches in ocean and mineralization to draw down CO2, and future prospects for our industry.

​For backgroundTim is the Chief Councillor at the Australian Climate Council: Australia’s leading climate communications organization that “provides authoritative information, advice, and solutions about climate change” for Australian citizens. In his work he seeks to grasp the big picture of planetary evolution and how humans can affect it — for better or for worse.

​And in 2019, he presented a TEDTalk on the main stage focused on the carbon removal potential of seaweed and kelp farming in the deep ocean. 

​Also, In 2007, he was named “Australian of the Year”.

​And Katherine Vaz Gomes is a Ph D. candidate in Chemical Engineering at the Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Katherine earned her undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and professional writing from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her current work focuses on carbon mineralization using mine waste feedstocks. Additionally, she is interested in direct air capture, corporate climate action plans, and communicating climate science to the public. 

For more information, click here.

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AirMiners is happy to announce panelists for our Canadian Air Mining event on August 26th at 12pm Pacific – register here! 

Home of some of the most cutting edge carbon removal companies, Canada inhabits a special place in the carbon removal community. How has the country emerged as a CDR leader, and what opportunities are on the horizon?

Sponsored by CarbonCure, this should be an excellent discussion – looking forward to seeing you there.

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Climeworks will be live streaming their launch of Orca, the world’s largest climate-positive direct air capture plant.

September 8, 2021

The launch of Climeworks’ new large-scale direct air capture and storage plant Orca marks an important milestone for both, the emerging direct air capture industry and the fight against climate change. We would be delighted if you participated in the livestream of the event.

The launch of Climeworks’ new large-scale direct air capture and storage plant Orca marks an important milestone for both, the emerging direct air capture industry and the fight against climate change. We would be delighted if you participated in the livestream of the event.

This marks not only an important moment in the history of Climeworks, but for the whole direct air capture industry.

There will be a dedicated 30 mins Q&A slot reserved for journalists only. To participate in the Q&A session, you need to register. To learn more about Orca, click here.





















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Forecasting CDR Supply Curves

August 18

Want to receive a postcard from the future of carbon removal? Join AirMiners  to hear from the team who broke new ground by modeling future supply quantities and costs across multiple carbon removal methods! Jennifer Mills, Ryan Anderson, Jason Yosinski, Shashank Agrawal, and Jake Connolly will show their forecast of future carbon removal supply and costs, created as part of a Problem Pack this past spring. For more information, click here.













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Watch the press conference for the IPCC’s first installment of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science BasisAdd blockAdd blockAdd blockAdd blockAdd blockAdd block

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Conference on CO2 -based Fuels and Chemicals 2022
Hybrid Event – Cologne, Germany
23-24 March 2022
www.co2-chemistry.eu

The Conference on CO2 -based Fuels and Chemicals is one of the most established worldwide
and has developed into a unique meeting and networking place for the entire Carbon
Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. More than 200
leading international experts in CO2 capture and utilisation and 20 exhibitors are expected to
attend the conference. In 2022 the first day will focus on green hydrogen production, carbon
capture and CO2 -based transport and aviation fuels, the second especially on CO2 -based bulk
and fine chemicals. CCU technologies are essential to meet the future demand for carbon
from renewable sources.


Focus of the Conference:
 Strategy & Policy
 Green Hydrogen Production
 Carbon Capture Technologies
 Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X): Fuels for Transport and Aviation, Building Blocks,
Bulk and Fine Chemicals, Advanced Technologies / Artificial Photosynthesis


All information: www.co2-chemistry.eu
Organiser: nova-Institut GmbH
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XPRIZE Carbon Removal Team matchmaking webinar

July 14, 9am PT

XPRIZE will be holding a matchmaking webinar on July 14. Student teams who are recruiting additional members will pitch their solutions and describe what skill sets they are looking to add to their team.

This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to get involved in carbon removal, but who do not necessarily want to start their own teams. Students can tune in to find out more about the project and possibly join an existing team.Click to register

VERGE Net Zero Event: Accelerating The Transition To A Climate-positive Future

July 27-28

Join more than 5,000 professionals working on sustainability, supply chains, facilities, fleets, manufacturing and other key areas to learn from leaders behind the private sector’s most ambitious carbon targets.Click to read more or to register

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Cement Manufacturing and AI

Thursday July 1st, 2pm GMT / 9am EST

Keeping kiln carbon footprints low while maximising quality, throughput and energy efficiency

Panellists:

  • Liran Akavia, COO and Co-founder, Seebo (Moderator)
  • Ian Riley, CEO, World Cement Association
  • Edelio Bermejo, Head of R&D, Innovation and IP, LafargeHolcim

Click to read more or to register

Telos: ESG and Corporate Responsibility in America

Sponsors: Walmart, Environmental Defense Fund

Purpose and citizenship goals are being sewn into the fabric of companies small and big, old and new. How is ESG transforming business as usual? As these principles become more mainstream, how are companies evaluating their value proposition and establishing best practices? And should there be global standards and metrics in place for what constitutes ESG?  

Join The Hill on Wednesday, June 30 for a national summit on ESG with CEOs, regulators, investment experts, activists, and others leading the way towards purpose-driven business models.

Wednesday, June 30 starting at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT (times subject to change) Click to read more or to register

GCI is excited to announce a May webinar series

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage rapidly receives increasing attention worldwide as a set of tools that can help address excess CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and thereby mitigate climate change effects. Promoting research, development, and commercialization of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies requires assessing the environmental and economic opportunities and risks. Life cycle assessments and techno-economic assessments are means to quantify these opportunities and risks.

May 4: 10 AM – 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time (or 2 PM – 4 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

Part I: International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group and AssessCCUS website

(Speakers: Volker Sick, Tim SkoneGrant Faber)

For consistent conduct and transparent reporting, a common framework is needed. The mission of the International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group is to create this common framework. We are bringing together related efforts, analyze differences and seek to eliminate them where possible. This webinar series presents for discussion the outcomes and recommendations from several of our sub teams.

With funding from the Department of Energy, the Global CO2 Initiative has created AssessCCUS, a site aimed at being the leading repository of techno-economic and life cycle assessment resources for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies. The website features high-level, introductory descriptions of CCUS, LCA, and TEA, along with tools, templates, videos, and other resources to guide users—who range from technology developers to investors and beyond—in accelerating CCUS commercialization. A custom glossary of LCA and TEA terms for CCUS technologies created by the International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group is also featured. Please feel free to review the website (https://assessccus.globalco2initiative.org/) in advance of the workshop.

Part II: A harmonized glossary for TEA and LCA for CCUS

(Speakers: Lorenzo Cremonese, Barbara Olfe-Kräutlein, Volker Sick, Katy Armstrong, Michele Mutchek)

The Nomenclature Team has compiled a new TEA and LCA glossary to meet the need for harmonized terminology in the field of CCUS technologies. This endeavor is particularly relevant to prevent misunderstandings when conducting and evaluating TEA and LCA studies, to enhance comparability and transparency of methodological procedures, and to facilitate integration of TEA and LCA studies.

The glossary reflects the harmonization group’s position to solve controversial terminologies (also arising from different regional perspectives), while remaining consistent with international standards such as the ISO terminologies. Definitions have been made accessible to a large audience (with a particular focus on policy makers), via the use of simplified language and practical examples.

During the webinar, the Nomenclature Team will introduce the audience to the goals of the glossary, its construction procedure, and the benefits that its application may bring to the CCUS community as a whole. We invite the audience to participate actively to help improve and expand the usability of the glossary even further.

May 11: 10 AM – 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time (or 2 PM – 4 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

Part I: How to define the Comparison Product System representativeness based on the Technology Readiness Level of the Proposed Product System – a recommended approach

(Speaker: Tim Skone)

Determining if capturing and utilizing carbon dioxide to produce new products or services will result in lower greenhouse gas emissions, a reduction in climate change impacts,  is a key outcome of the life cycle assessment/analysis.  What the Proposed Product System is compared to directly influences the outcome of this finding.  The International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group has recognized the importance of the state of technology development, understanding of the results will be used to inform development and/or commercialization strategies. A recommended set of Comparison Product System representativeness definitions have been developed in alignment with Technology Readiness Level definitions to balance data requirements, utility, and value. We invite you to provide your expert feedback to help make any final adjustments to enable a community-based understanding that will help drive consistency in global CCUS modeling. 

Part II: Baselines Scenarios

(Speaker: Michael Wang)

Part III: TEA and LCA case studies of CCUS using a harmonized method

(Speaker: Uisung Lee)

The Test Case Comparison Team will evaluate the economic and environmental aspects of three selected CCUS pathways including CO2 mineralization and CO2-to-jet technologies using harmonized TEA and LCA methods by the International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group. Through the analyses, the team will check the respective methods and compare the TEA/LCA results. During the webinar, we will present the framework, scope, and metrics of the analyses to receive feedback from the experts. 

May 12: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (or 2 PM – 4:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

There are general challenges in dealing with emerging technologies, especially with respect to two issues: I) Identifying the maturity of a technology and II) Using Technology Learning Curves.

Part I: How to identify and deal with Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

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(Speakers: Tim Langhorst, Arno Zimmermann, Sheikh Moni, Josh Shaidle, Ian Rowe)

In the first part, we present detailed descriptions of the technology readiness level (TRL) scale and the related data availability. Furthermore, we discuss identified challenges related to different TRL and key approaches to deal with those challenges together with the audience.

Part II: Assessing current Technology Learning Curves (TLC) and their use for emerging CCU technologies

(Speaker: Farid Bensebaa, Andrew Ruttinger, Till Strunge)

In the second part, we will provide a summary of a literature review on Technology Learning Curve (TLC) approaches developed for different emerging technologies. We will present the TLC approach we have adopted for carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies. The challenges related to data availability and the level of technology maturity will be further discussed in this context.

Furthermore, we will describe the use of this TLC approach in two specific case studies. One case study is related to the CO2 mineralization pathway and the second case study deals with the CO2-to-JetFuel pathway. We will also provide opportunities to the audience to ask questions and identify as a group next steps to address current challenges and shortcomings in integrating TLC in TEA/LCA. This seminar is intended for TEA and/or LCA practitioners working in emerging carbon capture and utilization technologies.

May 19: 10 AM – 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time (or 2 PM – 4 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

To best guide decision makers, environmental, economic, and other opportunities and risks should ideally be analyzed together or at least in a coordinated manner. We describe approaches to conduct and interpret such assessments.

Part I: TEA/LCA Integration Panel Discussion

(Speakers : Katy Armstrong, Grant Faber)

The panel discussion will engage the audience on the importance of integrating life cycle assessments (LCAs) and techno-economic assessments (TEAs) when conducting analysis for carbon capture, utilization, and storage/sequestration (CCUS) technologies.

Two themes will be discussed. First, a summary of the present “state of affairs” regarding conducting integrated LCA and TEA of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies; and second, a series of recommendations to integrate LCA/TEA assessments, to mitigate the limitations of conducting LCA and TEA if performed separately and to describe future LCA/TEA integration research efforts/opportunities.

Part II: Technology Performance Level assessment framework for low-TRL technologies in the CCUS industry

(Speaker: Nicole Mendoza)

Technology readiness levels, though widely used in many industries, don’t adequately represent a technology’s performance and development. The Technology Performance Level (TPL) assessment framework and methodology provides an integrated, holistic assessment of a technology’s techno-economic performance potential and its environmental impacts, social impacts, safety, and risks. It can account for non-linear and qualitative design drivers, quantify trade-offs between various metrics, guide developers during the development process, and inform the best technology development trajectory. Please join us for some exciting discussions on best practices and harmonizing technology assessment methodologies.

May 26: 10 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (or 2 PM – 4:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

Preview of “Techno-Economic Assessment & Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines for COUtilization (Version 2)”

(Speakers: Stephen McCord, Tim Langhorst)

In this online session, we will present the planned structure of the ‘Techno-Economic Assessment & Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines for CO2 Utilization (Version 2)’, which will be published in 2022. Version 2 will include two additional parts: One on integrated enviro-economic assessment (integrated LCA & TEA) and one on assessment of emerging technologies. In-depth discussion addresses methods to close data gaps when evaluating emerging technologies. This discussion will be based on the definitions of technology readiness levels and data availability presented in our previous session (May 12th). Also planned is a brief discussion on how to align & combine LCA & TEA and on the potential benefits of this (improved multi-dimensional analysis & improved decision support).

Sara Hughes, Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos, & Hilda Blanco

Urban climate governance in North America

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Join the Ford School of Public Policy for a conversation with leading scholars of urban climate governance. Find out what some of the largest North American cities have been doing to address climate change, coordination/collaboration among them, and how their different sub-national and national contexts affect their efforts. This event will feature presentations from Sara Hughes (University of Michigan), Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and Hilda Blanco (University of Southern California).

This event is part of the 2020-21 North American Colloquium (NAC), organized by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with generous support from the Meany Family Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and the Center for Research on North America at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The objective of the NAC is to provide a forum that strengthens a wider North American conversation and more fruitful trilateral cooperation between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Sign up for more information about this year’s NAC here. More information

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Christopher P. Borick, Erick Lachapelle, and Itzkuauhtli Zamora Saenz

Public opinion on North American climate policy

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Join the Ford School of Public Policy for a conversation about what the Canadian, United States, and Mexican public thinks about climate change, and about how government policy should address it.

Christopher P. Borick (Muhlenberg College) and Erick Lachapelle (University of Montreal) will present brand new data from their ongoing survey of public opinion in Canada and the United States. Itzkuauhtli Zamora Saenz will discuss Mexican public opinion as it relates to policy proposals in the Mexican Congress. More Information


9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals

March 23 -24, 2021

The conference is one of the oldest and most established worldwide and has developed into a unique meeting place for the entire Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. The first day will focus on CO2-based transport and aviation fuels, the second on CO2-based bulk and fine chemicals. CCU technologies are essential to meet the future demand for carbon from renewable sources. Take a look into the near future and exchange ideas with the leading pioneers. 

Building the Future: a distinguished lecture series for academic and professionals.

Building the Future: Public opinion on North American climate policy A Distinguished Lecture Series for Academics and Professionals

Friday, March 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Buildings: A Climate Solution tells the emerging story of architecture that heals the climate by storing more carbon than ever emitted: Building to cool the planet. Around the world, the theory and the practice of making “carbon smart” buildings is being developed by a rapidly expanding network of experts and innovators. Here we will explore the time value of carbon, low-carbon concrete and the new family of low-carbon building codes, and plant-based, carbon-storing materials, mapping an ambitious but practical pathway toward a built environment that has net zero operating emissions but also acts as a massive carbon sponge.

Discussion panelists include 

  • Lucca Henrion, Research Fellow, Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan
  • Lionel Lemay, Executive Vice President/Division Head, Structures and Sustainability, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
  • Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor

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Energy regulation in North America

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Join the Ford School of Public Policy for a conversation with a former energy policymaker and regulator from the largest and most active U.S. state on climate (California) and a leading Canadian academic on North American energy regulation and policy.

Former California Public Utility Commissioner Dian Grueneich (Stanford) and Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy Dr. Monica Gattinger (University of Ottawa) will discuss a range of topics including how regulators approach energy projects that cross national borders, the role of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in transnational electricity policy, and how climate change and energy policy are becoming increasingly intertwined.

Click here for more information.

Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

Submit a nomination by January 31st. 

2021 MLK Day Social Equity and Justice in Carbon Forum was held on January 27, 2021. In case you missed the Forum, watch the recording.

In honor of MLK month, U-M’s Global CO2 Initiative Undergraduate Association and Student Sustainability Coalition hosted a virtual event on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to talk about social equity and justice in energy and carbon system via Zoom.

Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. As we transition from fossil-based energy systems, it is critical that we do not replicate nor further the economic, social and environmental problems that exist today. Click here to watch the recording of the Forum.

Webinar event to launch version 1.1 of the Global CO2 Initiative’s TEA & LCA guidelines for CO2 Utilization. In case you missed the webinar, watch the recording.

This webinar highlighted progress made on the guidelines, incorporating additional practitioner community feedback and the latest advances the CO2nsistent team has made in the areas of TEA & LCA for CCU and the integration of both into singular studies. The webinar included an overview of additional work carried out by the project team (three new worked examples & the production of additional guidance for non-LCA/TEA practitioners) as part of our wider aim to provide guidance for all those interested in the fields LCA & TEA for CCU. 

Click here to watch the workshop recording.

AirMiners Virtual 2020 Conference: “Foundations for a carbon negative future”

The AirMiners global community of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs working on carbon negative technology will host its first conference online. Themed “Foundations for a carbon negative future”, and featuring carbon removal pioneer Dr Klaus Lackner as keynote speaker, there will be sessions on business models, fundraising, and technology as well as virtual “open space” areas on topics selected by registered delegates.

The conference is open to experts in the field as well as anyone interested in learning more about our carbon negative future. Attendance is free or with $10 voluntary donation to support carbon removal efforts from conference activities.

Track 1: Business Models to get to market. Moderator: Alexsandra Guerra, Nori. Panelists: Diego Saez-Gil, Pachama, Eri Gentry, Negative, Nicholas Eisenberger, Pure Energy Partners

Track 2: Cutting edge carbon technologies. Moderator: Heidi Lim, Opus 12. Panelists:Peter Eisenberger, Global Thermostat, Christian Shearer, Regen Network

Track 3: Networking and Open Discussions + How We Made the AirMiners Conference Carbon Negative

Concluding Keynote: Next Steps for a Carbon Negative Future


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The right turn – How Covestro Drives the Circular Economy

  • Date: May 26, 2020 from 11AM to 12:30 PM Central Europe Standard Time
  • Cost: Free, register online

The coronavirus pandemic reminds us that it is time to create a better, truly sustainable world.

New approaches are needed to tackle global challenges such as climate change, resource limitation and population growth. Above all, consumption and production must move away from one-time use: the future belongs to the circular economy.

The plastics industry makes indispensable contributions to this. And Covestro, one of the world’s largest polymer companies, wants to be a pioneer in this.

In an interactive live webcast, Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann will explain the role Covestro and the chemical industry are playing in the transformation to a circular economy.

Among the speakers are renowned experts such as Professor Volker Sick, Director Global CO2 Initiative, and Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

You will receive further information on the exact procedure after your registration.