PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE): Aviation fuels, CO2-based fuels and chemicals, PtX and CCU need conferences and meeting places for exchange – especially in times of the corona virus.

Unfortunately, nova won’t be able to hold the major conferences in Cologne next week due to general event bans in Germany: 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels (in cooperation with IASA), 23 March 2020 and the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 24 – 25 March 2020

Instead, nova is offering a big online conference with 50 leading experts and extensive interaction possibilities!

Unlike many others, nova will not cancel the two events, but offer them as an online conference via ZOOM for up to 500 participants and does everything to generate the maximum benefit for everyone.

nova-Institute tries to get all speakers – more than 50 (!) – online on board as planned. Due to different time zones and other problems, there might be some shifts in the programme. The latest information can always be found at: http://www.co2-chemistry.eu/programme/  

The presentations for the innovation award are also expected to take place as planned. Afterwards the winners will be chosen by the online participants. As always, the winners will be announced worldwide the following day.

As is customary at the conferences, all presentations can be commented on and questions can be asked online. After each session, these questions will be discussed in a panel discussion with all speakers of the session. If presentations are cancelled, nova will extend the panel discussion accordingly.

Comprehensive information on sponsors, exhibitors and background texts can be found in the conference journal, which is available online: http://www.co2-chemistry.eu   

Important: All 140 participants who have already registered will automatically receive a link for online participation. All those who would now like to register for all three days of the online conference can do so at http://www.co2-chemistry.eu/registration.  After payment, they will receive the corresponding link for participation. 

We are looking forward to the online conference next week (23 – 25 March, 10:00 to 18:00) and will do our very best to generate the greatest benefit possible ¬– within the bounds of possibility – for all participants! We also thank our sponsors, partners and media partners for their patient and comprehension in these difficult times.