Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & BNCT working party, OECD

We have started down the complex transition from today’s fossil carbon to a new energy and renewable carbon future. The pathway is relatively clear in energy, reflected in the current success of solar and wind technologies, but other sectors will also have to be addressed. The chemicals industry represents a large opportunity for carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). The renewable carbon family of bio-based carbon and CO2-based carbon and carbon from recycling represent huge, relatively untapped opportunities. However, we need an overarching carbon management strategy for the chemical sector that enshrines the sustainable, circular economy approach. The present workshop reviews progress to date on a project on Carbon Management of the Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT) working party of the OECD. Case studies from six countries will be presented and discussed.

Session Chairs

Jim Philp, OECD

Programme

10.00-10.30 Introduction
Chairs:
Ole Jørgen Marvik, Innovation Norway
Jim Philp, OECD

10.00-10.10 Introduction by Ole Jørgen Marvik: A systemic approach to the carbon cycle

10.10-10.30 BNCT work on carbon management, 2021-2022: an overview
Jim Philp, OECD

10.30-12.30 Roundtable
During the two-year period 2021-2022, a total of 16 case studies on CCU(S) technologies in nine different countries were received. Five of these are summarised here to reflect the diversity of technologies and feedstocks. A sixth case study presents funding mechanisms for the green transition to net-zero carbon.

Chairs:
Jim Philp, OECD
Christian Patermann, Former Director European Commission - DG RTD, Environment and Bioeconomy

10.30-10.50 Using innovation challenges as funding mechanisms to accelerate emerging CCUS technologies in Canada
Andrew Klain, Canadian Forest Service/Economic Analysis Division, Natural Resources, Canada

10.50-11.10 Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable bioplastics for organic recycling and the creation of compost
Giulia Gregori, IT Cluster Circular Bioeconomy SPRING

11.10-11.30 CO2 from waste incineration to cultivate microalgae at Saga City
Ritsuko Aihara, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

11.30-11.50 Sustainable chemicals and fuels production using nanotechnology in Korea
Ki Tae Park, Konkuk University, Korea

11.50-12.10 Atmospheric CO2 for storage and use - a proposed Norwegian industrial ecosystem?
Ole Jørgen Marvik, Innovation Norway, Norway

12.10-12.30 Fermentation of waste gases to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF): the importance of hybrid technologies
Jay Fitzgerald, United States Department of Energy

12-30-12.50 Discussion and comments on the case studies presented

Chairs:
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna
Angelo Salsi, European Commission

12.50-13.15 Open discussion: What do we need to make holistic technology and policy choices in carbon management?

13.15 Closure by Chairs