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Bayer MaterialScience Developing CO2-to-Polyether Polycarbonate Polyols Process

2:51 AM MDT | June 7, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services are working together with RWE Power and RWTH Aachen University  on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the production of polymers under a so-called "dream production" project. The partners are constructing a pilot plant at Leverkusen, which will produce polyether polycarbonate polyols (PPPs) that will be processed into polyurethanes and will involve the chemical bonding of CO2. The key technology for this is catalysis, Bayer says. The partners, in recent laboratory tests, have successfully achieved...

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