FINAL CONFERENCE OF SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) in Brussels: "CO2 Utilisation as a Strong Catalyst for the European Industrial Renaissance"
29th of June 2016 (8:30-17:00)
Scientific and industrial progress has enabled us to imagine a future in which carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes an increasingly important resource; a world in which we utilise CO2 to create value added products. “CO2 utilisation” is a broad term that covers a variety of established and innovative industrial processes that utilise CO2 as a source of carbon by transforming it into chemical feedstocks, synthetic fuels or building materials.
By accelerating development in the area of CO2 utilisation, Europe can improve its industrial competitiveness whilst reducing its impact on the planet. However, for this to happen, there needs to be a clearer long-term strategy which itself depends on a stable long-term research and industrial policy framework. To start coordinating European efforts on the subject, SCOT - a collaborative European project - has developed a Strategic European Research and Innovation Agenda (SERIA) for the continent and a Joint Action Plan to make it a reality.
On the 29th of June, SCOT will have its closing conference. In it, we will present the Research and Development and the regulatory needs that SCOT has identified as levers for the development of CO2 Utilisation. The day will be split in two parts:
- In the morning, the CO2 recycling community will gather key industrial and academic players in order to discuss the SERIA and the next steps necessary to implement the Joint Action Plan.
- During the afternoon, we will discuss with European and regional policy makers what can be done from a policy perspective to allow the industrial deployment of these technologies. High-level ministerial exchanges on that matter will be promoted and members of the European committee will give their thoughts about the potential of CO2 transformation in the European industry.
The agenda of this meeting will be circulated in the coming months but do not forget to book the date in your calendar. We are looking forward to meeting you there!