Innovation Awards: Polymers put CO2 to use

Innovation Awards: Polymers put CO2 to use

October 17, 2011

Catalyst technology to capture and reuse carbon dioxide in polyols and polymers has won Novomer the award for Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit.

Waltham, Massachusetts, US-based sustainable polymer specialist Novomer has developed a technology platform that produces valuable, high-performance polymers from waste carbon dioxide. Novomer's process is based on an innovative catalyst system that uses CO2 as a primary raw material in the ­production of polypropylene and polyethylene carbonates that contain between 43 and 50% CO2 by weight.
 

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