enCO2re Ecology

Key Info

Basic Information

Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. André Bardow
Faculty:
Mechanical Engineering
Pillar:
EIT
Project duration:
01.10.2014 to 31.12.2017
EU contribution:
308.868 euros
 

Title

enCO2re Ecology

Concept

Capturing CO2 and using it as an alternative carbon feedstock for chemicals, fuels and materials is a promising measure to address climate change and other environmental threats. The environmental benefits of CO2-based products, however, are not guaranteed: the CO2 capture and the activation of the inert CO2 molecule represent additional energy demands, and the integration of CO2 into products may lead to complex changes within the production and utilization chain. Thus, a comprehensive environmental assessment is needed to evaluate the environmental benefits of CO2 based products, and to credibly communicate them to future customers.

Participants

  • Bayer Material Science, Germany