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Climate gas in foam component for mattresses Innovation on the plastics market: Materials manufacturer Covestro has begun delivery of a novel product based on carbon dioxide. The first tanker left the company’s Dormagen site near Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday. Covestro has now officially started production in the plant it inaugurated in Dormagen this past summer. The plant uses the climate gas to produce a key component for foams used in mattresses and upholstered furniture.
Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) is a new technology to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals from CO2 and renewable energies. Although first commercial plants have recently started to operate, most of the activities are still on pilot and demonstration level. Support from policy is strongly needed to speed up the implementation. This also requires visions about which role this new technology can play in the renewable energy system, for sustainable chemistry and for climate protection.
Breakthrough CO2 re-use programme seeks new industrial partners to turn CO2 emissions into a source of value for European industry. An open innovation programme to replace petroleum with CO2 as a feedstock in the manufacture of plastics today formally launches at K-Fair in Düsseldorf. Led by Climate-KIC and Covestro, the EnCO2re programme has more than a dozen leading research partners in seven countries and is now ready to work with industrial partners to take CO2 re-use out of the laboratory and deploy it at scale.
On behalf of the EnCO2re programme to enable CO2 re-use, we are delighted to invite you to our booth at the ‘K’ Fair in Düsseldorf. Running from October 19th – October 26th, K2016 is the world’s largest trade show for plastics and rubbers, and will attract some 200,000 visitors.
Horizon prize CO2 reuse will reward innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed on a commercial scale.
Covestro launched site in Dormagen for industrial production of plastics using carbon dioxide for innovative foam components manufactured with 20 percent CO2.
Xprize, a US based leading organisation in large scale innovation competitions, seeks for the brightest minds around the world to hand in proposals for using carbon dioxide as a raw material.
On June 3rd, the partners of the recently established EnCO2re programme (enabling CO2 re-use) met for the second time in Climate-KIC’s start-up incubator Green Garage in Berlin to share their latest accomplishments and discuss future developments in using CO2 as a raw material in industrial productions.
EnCO2re launches the first open call to scout for innovative project ideas that help close the carbon loop and use CO2 as a raw material.
Reading the World Economic Forum’s report “The New Plastics Economy” is a must for people involved in the plastics business.
Available immediately in the downloads section of the EnCO2re website is a new report from TU Berlin on CCU. The report aims to give an overview of CO2 re-use to a broad audience. It highlights some of the relevant outcomes from the EnCO2re programme within the context of current discussions sparked by the Paris climate change negotiations.