Europe Members Meeting – Germany

31st January 2024

We are holding a Members meeting at the Industrie-Club Düsseldorf on Wednesday, the 31st of January, kindly hosted by our members Air Liquide and Drax Group.

We start off the days event with a site visit in the morning to the Lhoist lime plant Everest project in Wülfrath. (1/2 an hour bus ride). Everest is an innovative carbon capture project with the objective to achieve the full decarbonisation of the largest lime plant in Europe. In collaboration with Air Liquide, Lhoist aims to capture more than one million tons of CO2 emissions per year. 

For the site visit please kindly note the below:

    • Lhoist will issue the safety equipment (helmet, goggles, safety vest).
    • All guests must bring their own, sturdy footwear - preferably hiking boots or rubber boots.
    • There are also sanitary facilities here, which should be used before departure, as there is no opportunity to do so during the tour.

There will also be a film crew and photography at Lhoist Lime plant, if you have any concerns about this please kindly email


9:00 - 12:45 Lhoist Site Visit - Currently at capacity, wait list only.

9am - Bus Collection.  Please note that collection will be from the bus stop around the corner from the industrie club.   

The Industrie club will open from 8.30am if you need to drop off coats in the cloakroom.

  • Lhoist Site visit - max capacity 50 visitors; first come, first served.
  • 12.45pm- Bus drop off  - The bus will drop off at the same bus stop around the corner from the industrie club

12:45 - 17:00 Members Meeting & Networking

  • 12.45 - Light lunch and registration
  • 13:30 - Welcome
  • 13:45 - Status of CCS in Germany -NRW.Energy4Climate - Iris Rieth-Menze, BMWK (Ministry of Economy and Environment) - Sebastian Fischer
  • 14:45 - Status of CCS in the Rest of the World - GCCSI
  • 15:30 - Coffee Break
  • 16:00 - Member presentations - Air Liquide - Joerg Ott, BASF - Dr. Olesya Kister, Drax - Fe Bush and Sick - Aurelie Moll
  • 17:00 - Panel Discussion - Advocacy for CCS in Germany - GCCSI - Mathilde Blanchard, Wuppertal - Katja Witte, Lhoist - Dr. Martin Volmer, German Energy Agency Dena - Martin Albicker


  • Networking & Drinks

Date: 31st January 2024

Event Location: Industrie-Club Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Registration: This event is available to Institute Members and Invitations.

Members register here.

Non-members and general queries please contact


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