To main content

Horizon 2020 Green Deal project PYROCO2

PYROCO2 Public Launch Event -  Sustainable value creation from industrial CO2


Ælvespeilet, Porsgrunn, Norway
Add to calendar
If you wish to participate in the event IN PERSON -
please sign up before 14. September
You can also join online - then there is no need to register

Join online

Technological, industrial, and societal perspectives on the Green Deal implementation.

SINTEF and the EU Green Deal project PYROCO2 are welcoming you to the public event "Sustainable value creation from industrial CO2 - Technological, industrial, and societal perspectives on the Green Deal implementation". 

The programme will feature presentations and discussions involving industry, policymakers, research organisations, and other societal stakeholders that will guide the audience through key aspects of the objectives set by the EU Green Deal to achieve a sustainable climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

The three sessions of the event will cover:

  • The Green Deal and the green industry transition - Roles of industry, legislation, and public funding. Here we will address the central roles played by industry, policymakers, and public funding agencies to accelerate and stimulate the green transition.
  • Integrated carbon management for a circular economy. This session covers the critical importance of carbon management and how this needs to be taken into serious consideration to achieving a thriving, circular economy. Within the topic of integrated carbon management, we will hear about plans, ambitions and success stories already implemented at a large scale.
  • Technical solutions for more sustainable manufacturing processes. This closes the event with a synopsis on the role of science and technology as the master tool to achieve a green transition at the industrial level. Here, a key topic is the interaction between industry and research as a means of channelling the innovation directly into manufacturing processes.

Final programme

10.00 - 10.30 Meet and greet / Registration

10.30 - 12.00 The Green Deal and the green industry transition – Roles of industry, legislation, and public funding

10.30 - 11.30 Welcome to the PYROCO2 Public Launch Event and Keynote addresses

  • 10.30 Terje Riis-Johansen, Mayor of the Vestfold and Telemark County Council
  • 10.40 Chris Bolesta, CCUS Team Leader in the Directorate General for Energy at the European Commission (online)

Short technical break (5 min)

  • 11.00 Eli Aamot, Executive Vice President, SINTEF
  • 11.15 Mari Sundli Tveit, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway (online)

11.20 - 12.00 Panel discussion (chair: Benedicte Brinchmann Eie)

  • Eli Aamot, SINTEF
  • Chris Bolesta, European Commission (online)
  • Jean-Luc Dubois, ARKEMA, France
  • Sverre Gotaas, Herøya Industripark

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.40 Integrated carbon management for a circular economy

13.00 - 13.15 "CCU developments in the EU context" Anastasios Perimenis - Secretary General, CO2 Value Europe (online)

13.15 - 13.30 "From bioeconomy to carbon management, opportunities and policy dilemmas" Ole Jørgen Marvik - Special Advisor, Life Sciences at Innovation Norway

13.30 - 13.45 "Brevik CCS - First full scale CCS in cement industry - Under construction" Tor Gautestad – Project leader CCS at Heidelberg Cement/NORCEM

13.45 - 14.00 "CO2 Recycling through Biological Methanation: Electrochaea's Contribution to the Green Deal" Birgit Lewandowski – Director of development, Electrochaea GmbH, Germany

14.00 - 14.40 Panel discussion (chair: Benedicte Brinchmann Eie)

  • Anastasios Perimenis, CO2 Value Europe (online)
  • Ole Jørgen Marvik, Innovation Norway
  • Birgit Lewandowski, Electrochaea GmbH
  • Alexander Wentzel, SINTEF

14.40 - 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 - 16.45 Technical solutions for more sustainable manufacturing processes

15.00 - 15.15 "Sustainable circular transitions will make a difference for the whole polymer industry" Kjetil Larsen, CEO of Norner Research AS

15.15 - 15.30 "Building chemicals from emissions" Torbjørn Ø. Jensen - CEO of SecondCircle, Denmark

15.30 - 15.45 "Sustainable catalysis and process technology at Johnson Matthey" Stephen Poulston - Research Scientist at Johnson Matthey, UK

15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 16.15 "HyFuelUp-Demonstrating hybrid biomethane production from biomass" Francisco Girio – National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), Portugal

16.15 - 16.30 "SFI-Industrial Biotechnology (SFI-IB) - Importance and expected impact of SFI-IB" Håvard Sletta, SINTEF, Leader of Centre for Research-Based Innovation on Industrial Biotechnology (SFI-IB)

16.30 - 16.45 "Biofuels Value Chains" Duncan Akporiaye, SINTEF, Leader of Centre for Environmentally Friendly Energy (FME) Bio4Fuels

16.45 - 17.00 Closing remarks (Eli Aamot and Alexander Wentzel, SINTEF)

The PYROCO2 project is an Innovation Action by 20 partner organisations from 11 different countries aiming at showing scalability of a new biotechnological route to produce acetone as a platform for manufacturing fuels, chemicals and recyclable materials from industrial CO2 and green hydrogen. The project will until 2026 develop, build and operate a large-scale demonstration facility at Herøya Industrial Park in Porsgrunn, Norway, as a lighthouse for innovative Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies in Norway, Europe, and beyond.

eu-flagg.png   This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037009.


Contact person


Storgata 164, 3915 Porsgrunn