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Bayer Moves Closer to Commercializing Polyols from CO2 (with video)

5:00 AM MST | December 10, 2010 | Alex Scott in Leverkusen

Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual forum on innovation, the company says it considers the production of useful materials, such as polyols, for making polyurethane (PU) foams to be a major commercial opportunity.   The production process is based on the use of a zinc catalyst. BMS would not divulge further the make up of the catalyst, which is the “holy grail” for using CO2 as a raw material, says...

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