07 June 2010 11:25 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Bayer is researching the potential of using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material in the manufacture of polymers, which will also help to cut fossil fuel consumption, the German chemical company said on Monday.
Over the next three years, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research would invest more than €4.5m ($5.4m) in the pilot project, which was being supervised by the ?xml:namespace>
A kilogram-scale plant would be constructed at Chempark Leverkusenb, where polyether polycarbonate polyols (PPPs) would be processed into polyurethanes through catalysis or the chemical bonding of CO2, the company said.
Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services are working together with RWE Power and academic partner
The CO2 used for the project would come from RWE Power's lignite-fired powerplant at Niederaussem, according to Bayer.
Polyurethane is used in building insulation, mattresses, upholstered furniture and lightweight components for the automotive industry.
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