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Carbon dioxide to chemicals

At Chemport Europe, we actively support initiatives to convert CO2 into useful chemical compounds. So we not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we also use CO2 to replace fossil fuels as feedstock.

Need for carbon

There is a lasting need of carbon for chemicals and materials, but fossil carbon use has to end. Simply because the carbon contained in the molecules is prone to end up in the atmosphere sooner or later. There is a worldwide need to reduce carbon dioxide as it is one of the major greenhouse gases. So, the key challenge is to replace the demand for fossil carbon with alternative carbon sources.

C1-based (bio)chemistry

The Chemport region is well-positioned for C1-basted industry, as it draws on several key assets available in the region:

  • The availability of green electricity and green hydrogen
  • The availability of CO2 and syngas
  • The availability of gas storage
  • Existing industry

Our developments

CO2 to chemicals is is steadily evolving to a healthy and commercially viable stage. To support and accelerate this, the knowledge institutes in the Chemport region work on strategies for CO2 valorization and and they are always on the lookout for organizations to explore opportunities to connect and for joint projects. Chemport Europe is bringing parties together to form an innnovative chain. Also, Chemport helps to find funding to realize these projects.

Companies involved

Photanol is a pioneer in using cyanobacteria to convert carbon dioxide into organic acids. With the help of regional and national funding, and in partnership with innovative companies like Nobian, they their demonstration plant is operational at Chemiepark Delfzijl. Their commerical plant is planned for 2024.

Photanol turns CO2 into renewable chemicals

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