Exploring Negative Emission Technologies in the Plastic Industry

As various industries are beginning their journey towards net zero, we invite you to gain insights into existing approaches to mitigating CO2 emissions in different sectors and to explore novel and innovative ideas for achieving carbon removal beyond emissions reductions. We aim to bring together established industry players, scientists, and start-ups in order to exchange thoughts and discuss ideas for advancing the industry towards net zero together.

In addition, you will have the chance to visit NEST – the modular research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag where new technologies, materials and systems are tested, researched and further developed under real conditions. Finally, alumni and current participants of the Innovation Boosters “Zero Emissions Plastics” and “Carbon Removal” will share their experiences of participating in the program and developing radical ideas.


09:30 Welcome coffee
10:00 Welcome
Speaker Carbon Removal and P4ZE
10:10 Keynote
Switzerland’s long-term Climate Strategy - The role of NET in achieving the 2050 goal

Bettina Kast, BAFU
10:40 Keynote
Scientific Viewpoint on Negative Emission Technologies

Roland Hischier, Empa
11:10 Coffee break
11:25 Best practices from the plastic industry
GF Semadeni-Group
11:45 tba
Luca Tschurtschenthaler, Neustark
12:05 Best practices from the textile industry
Nina Bachmann, Swiss Textiles
12:25 Lunch break
13:15 Site Visit NEST@EMPA (only for registered participants, limited capacity)
14:00 About the Innovation Booster funding programm
Speaker Carbon Removal and P4ZE
14:10 Best practices from the sport industry
Turning carbon emissions into running shoes
Announcing CleanCloud™ – a new high-performance foam for running shoes, created
using carbon emissions as a raw material.

Nils Altrogge, ON
14:30 tba
14:50 tba
15:10 Startup and idea pitch, Supported by ImpactHub (5-10 mins each)
16:30 Outro Innovation Boosters
Speaker Carbon Removal and P4ZE
16:40 Networking apéro


Überland Str. 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Schweiz

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