Innovation@K

EnCO2re

Torgauer Str. 12 - 15 , 10829 Berlin
Germany

Telephone +49 30 700942825
EnCO2re@climate-kic.org

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Hall 7 / SC19

21.10.2016

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11:30 - 12:00

From climate killer to future feedstock - CO2 re-use for the plastics industry

Press briefing on EncO2re - held by Sira Saccani - Director Sustainable Production Systems at Climate - KIC and Dr. Christoph Sievering - Head of Energy Policy at Covestro.

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
Resource Efficiency

Product category: Science and consulting

CO2 containing samples displayed at the EnCO2re booth

"CO2" as letters made out of PU-foam

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
Resource Efficiency

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CO2 containing samples displayed at the EnCO2re booth

"Green foot" made out of PU-foam

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
Resource Efficiency

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CO2 containing samples displayed at the EnCO2re booth

Bobbin with a fiber from a CO2-polymer

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
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Black fiber from a CO2-polymer

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
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CO2 containing samples at the EnCO2re booth

Flexible plate consisting of a CO2-polymer

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
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CO2 containing samples displayed at the EnCO2re booth

Elastic spheres based on a CO2-polymer

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
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CO2 containing samples displayed at the EnCO2re booth

Two metal plates connected by means of a CO2-polymer

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Oct 21, 2016

EnCO2re moves to commercialise CO2 re-use for the plastics industry

Breakthrough CO2 re-use programme seeks new industrial partners to turn CO2 emissions into a source of value for European industry.

Düsseldorf, 11.30am CET, 21st October 2016: 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.

The first commercial-scale applications of CO2 re-use could be polymers and chemical intermediates that are the basis of the plastics we use every day, including in our furniture, the panels that insulate our homes, and under the hood of our cars.

Professor Charlotte Williams, Professor of Catalysis and Polymer Chemistry, Oxford University, says: "Industry and academia need to work hand in hand to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Being part of EnCO2re helps us collaborate with some of the world's CO2 re-use experts toward a common goal. Only together we can move more quickly toward sustainable industrial processes."

Greenhouse gas emissions are a major cause of man-made global warming. EnCO2re’s partners demonstrate that the CO2 re-use market has the potential to grow by more than 20 times its current size, reaching up to 3.7 billion tonnes per year – an amount equal to roughly 10% of global emissions. In this way it can complement efficiency and direct emissions reduction by helping us to:

 Shift away from fossil fuel feedstocks

 Manage the carbon footprints of large CO2 emitters

 Make plastics more environmentally sustainable

However, CO2 re-use technologies currently face technical, commercial and financial barriers to development and widespread deployment. EnCO2re is an innovation hub, partner network and market development programme aimed at breaking down those barriers.

Sira Saccani, Director of Sustainable Production Systems at Climate-KIC: "Cooperation between research and industry is essential to commercialising breakthrough technologies, and CO2 re-use is no exception. Through the EnCO2re programme, Climate-KIC is bringing together top research institutes with industrial partners to turn CO2 from an environmental threat to a valuable industrial feedstock."

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EnCO2re is a flagship programme from Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change. The programme is organised in a membership-based partnership and currently embraces a consortium of 11 European academic, research and industry partners.

EnCO2re is an innovation and market development programme for CO2 re-use. Our vision is a balanced and prosperous market for re-used CO2, beginning with a focus on polymers and chemical intermediates. Our ambition is large-scale CO2 re-use through the establishment of a CO2 value chain. Technnology and product development as well as economic and ecological benefits and social acceptance are within the progamme's scope.

Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Technology and Innovation, a body of the European Union.

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Foundation

2014

Area of business
  • Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • Services for the plastics and rubber industries
Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Chemical industry
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing
  • Other industries
  • Universities, technical colleges