Topics for Oral and Poster Presentations include:

(a) Technologies & processes for net zero carbon economy

  • Thermo-chemical conversion processes and circular carbon technologies (gasification, co-gasification, pyrolysis, direct liquefaction, integration of renewable H2/CO2/N2, …);
  • Electrification of chemical conversion processes (e.g., application of plasma, electrothermal Joule heating, microwave heating, inductive heating, …);
  • Decarbonizing hydrogen production (e.g., blue H2 via SMR, ATR, gas POX, gasification; turquoise H2 via methane pyrolysis; bio-based green H2 via waste/bio-residue gasification), and its derivates (e.g., methanol, ammonia, liquid H2, bio-SNG, …);
  • Innovative gas treatment and cleaning (e.g., RWGS, next generation amines, plasma tar removal, cryogenic CO2 removal, …);  
  • Innovative synthesis technologies (CO2-based syntheses, direct syngas conversion, methanol-to-olefins, methanol-to-aromatics, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude, methanol, ethanol, DME, ammonia, bio-gas methanation, …);
  • Technologies for CO2 management (CO2 as a feedstock/CCU, direct air capture, local storage and pooling, decentralized capture e.g., on ships, transport and handling, CCS, …);
  • Chemical energy storage Power-to-X (e.g., Power-to-Liquids, E-Fuels, Power-to-Gas, SAF – sustainable aviation fuels, ammonia, methanol, …);
  • High value and long-life carbon products (graphene, carbon fiber, carbon black, graphitic carbon, soil enhancement, construction materials, …);

(b) Concepts & assessments for net zero carbon economy

  • Site integration opportunities (e.g., residue pooling from different industries for zero waste and waste-to-products);
  • Integration of low-carbon energy carriers (methanol, ammonia, hydrogen replacing fossil fuels in high-temperature processes);
  • Innovative power plant concepts for IGCC and polygeneration (Allam cycle, H2/NH3 fueled, fuel cell integration, …);
  • Intersectoral collaboration (e.g., between waste, chemical, recycling, energy, automotive sectors);
  • Transfer and adaptation opportunities of existing assets towards net-zero (e.g., SMR, crackers, coal-to-chemicals sites, …);
  • Studies/assessments for net zero carbon economy (e.g., life cycle assessment, techno-economic assessment, socio-political assessment, risk assessment, mass-balance approach, concept evaluations & flow-sheet simulations);

(c) Feedstock, treatment & upgrading processes

  • Carbon feedstock for Waste-to-Products (e.g., MSW, RDF/SRF, mixed plastic waste residues, sewage sludge, ocean waste, biowaste, agricultural and animal waste, carbon- and glass fiber composites, automobile shredder, ….);
  • Carbon abatement for fossil feedstock (e.g., petcoke, oil residues, lignite, high ash high melting coals, …);
  • Feedstock treatment and preparation (collection, sorting, crushing, baling, drying, feeding, deashing, agglomeration, pressurizing, …);
  • Feedstock/product analysis (e.g., LHV, characterization, reaction kinetics, analytics of heterogeneous feedstock, trace components, contaminants, quality limits, ash/slag, detailed hydrocarbon analyses, …);
  • Low temperature conversion processes (e.g., extraction, torrefaction, pyrolysis, …);
  • Upgrading of pyrolysis products (e.g., tars, oils, coke, reforming, upgrading, hydrotreating, refining, …);
  • Utilization of by-products (solid, liquid, gaseous by-products/emissions);

(d) Modeling & simulation

  • CFD modeling of sub-processes and overall process;
  • CFD modeling of reactor designs and different syntheses;
  • Process and process chain simulations;

(e) Projects, market trends and global developments

  • Industrial project development, deployments & operational experiences (e.g., pilot, demonstration, commercial projects);
  • Net zero drivers, challenges and business cases – perspectives from industry (e.g., waste management/recycling companies, chemical industries, energy sector, transport sectors, hydrogen economy, technology developers, …);
  • Trends and opportunities (zero-waste cities, circular carbon economy, net zero economy, chemical/advanced recycling, hydrogen economy, electrification, CO2 neutral mobility, …);
  • Networks and initiatives (e.g., national and international networks on zero waste, carbon neutrality, circular economy, hydrogen economy, …);
  • Regulatory boundary conditions (social, economic, regulatory, political) for sustainable carbon conversion to chemicals, transportation fuels and electricity;

(f) Others

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Organized by

TU Bergakademie Freiberg


IEC – Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering