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16.09.2020 – 09:41

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Invitation to online press conference: Official launch of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Invitation to online press conference: Official launch of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)
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Invitation to online press conference - Official launch of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)


The press conference will introduce concept and aim of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI). Representatives of some member companies will present and discuss their ambitious renewable carbon strategies and be available for questions. The press conference will be held in English and moderated by Christopher vom Berg, nova-Institute.

A press release will be made available after the press conference.


23 September 2020, 2:00 p.m. (CET)




Speakers will be:

  • Dr. Manuela Köhler, Chief Scientist Materials Science and Dorle Bahr, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Beiersdorf
  • Christoph Gürtler, Head of Catalysis and Technology Incubation, Covestro
  • Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corp. Senior Vice President Innovation & Sustainability, Henkel
  • Sean Simpson, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder, LanzaTech
  • Josef Innerlohinger, Head of Monitoring and Funding, Lenzing
  • Lars Börger, Vice President Brand Owner Management Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste
  • Rebecca Groen, Biofuels Director, SHV Energy
  • Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institute
  • Florian Vernay, Director for Communication and Sustainability Home Care, Unilever


The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) will launch on 23 September 2020 with the aim to support and speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials.

RCI was initiated by nova-Institute, founding members are Beiersdorf, Covestro, Henkel, LanzaTech, Lenzing, Neste, Stahl, SHV Energy, Unilever, UPM, Cosun Beet Company.

Practical information:

To join the press conference, please log in at

To receive the press release with details about the Renewable Carbon Initiative and additional materials after the press conference, please register for nova-Institute's press distribution list at

Questions can be asked upfront at the registration page or via live chat during the event.

We recommend that participants dial in 5 minutes prior to ensure a timely start.

The press conference will be recorded and made available on the RCI website.

For more information, please contact:

Johanna Witt

+49 2233 48 26 05

Verantwortlicher im Sinne des deutschen Presserechts (V.i.S.d.P.):

 Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus (Geschäftsführer)
nova-Institut GmbH, Chemiepark Knapsack, Industriestraße 300, 50354 Hürth
Internet: Dienstleistungen und Studien auf
Tel: +49 (0) 22 33-48 14 40 

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