CO2 as feedstock: The ultimate solution for ever growing raw material hunger?

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  • Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU)
  • CO2-based plastics such as PPC, PEC & polyurethane are reality
  • Largest European ‘Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers’

Simple but true: By using sun or wind power, combining it with CO2 and water, almost anything can be produced: fuels, chemicals and plastics. The new technology platform making this possible is Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU).

What sounds like a future scenario, is already reality: Dozens of so-called power-to-gas plants in Germany use solar and wind power to produce artificial natural gas from CO2, Iceland uses CO2 for the production of fuel methanol, and companies from Germany, the USA and South Korea make plastics such as PPC, PEC and polyurethane based on CO2. In addition to these catalytic processes, the biotechnological conversion of CO2 and CO into chemical building blocks is being intensely investigated.

The largest European Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) event in 2014 will be the ‘3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers‘ in Essen, Germany, on 2 – 3 December 2014. The leading key players and stakeholders in the field will present and share their knowledge and visions. The topics will cover the full range of the CO2 economy: Policy & visions, CO2 capture & purification, H2 generation: a prerequisite for the CO2 economy, CO2-based fuels, chemicals, building blocks and polymers. Already more than 110 participants from 25 countries are registered.

It is also possible to follow the news on the CCU industry on the nova-Institute ‘s news ticker www.bio-based.eu/news/ccu

 



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