We have just returned from the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference!

At NANOGAP, we like to be at the forefront, always up-to-date with the latest developments and research in the sector, and in constant contact with innovation and leading-edge technologies in the battle against CO2. It’s the best way to continue perfecting the development of our Metal Molecules and the efficiency of our services. 

For this reason, our participation last week in the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference inspired us so much! The event took place in Cologne on April 17th and 18th, and NANOGAP had its own booth from which we could not only stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the field of carbon capture and the use of CO2 as a raw material, but also connect with other industry leaders, share our knowledge with them, and explore future innovations that will further drive the future of our field.

Without a doubt, CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals is a unique and much-needed space for networking across the entire Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) and Power-to-X industry. It’s essential to consider that Carbon Capture-based technologies can currently have a capacity of over 1.3 million tons – and the demand is only increasing – making them very useful tools for establishing CO2 as a renewable carbonaceous raw material. Therefore, innovative technologies and materials are crucial to meet the growing demand for fossil-free carbon, derived from CO2 or biomass. Having a platform for idea exchange and innovation, such as the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference, is essential in this regard.

During the intense two days we spent in Cologne, we witnessed the presentation of new industry leaders, as well as their products and applications, which take CO2 as a raw material and position themselves as driving elements towards a much more environmentally friendly and sustainable future. The main topics discussed included innovation, strategy, and policy in Carbon Capture and Utilization, green hydrogen production, Powerto-X for fuels (transportation and aviation), CO2-based chemicals, materials and polymers, mineralization, and advanced technologies, among others. 

We’ve returned to Spain with a wonderful feeling and more up-to-date than ever with the latest trends and developments in this field. It has been truly inspiring to learn about so many projects, services, and technologies that align with the philosophy advocated at NANOGAP and are motivated to contribute to a much more sustainable, green, and environmentally friendly future. We are truly eager to apply everything we’ve learned and continue advancing towards more sustainable and efficient solutions!