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The European Union awards 7M€ to the CO2SMOS project

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Launched in May 2021, the Horizon 2020 EU project CO2SMOS – Advanced chemicals production from biogenic CO2 emissions for circular bio-based industries, will, in the next 4 years, develop a set of breakthrough and cost-competitive CO2 conversion technologies.

The chemical industry is one of the most energy and CO2 intensive sectors globally. To reach climate targets, this sector needs to accelerate the transition towards non-fossil, sustainable and more circular and efficient resources. Bio-based industries (BBIs) go in that direction by substituting fossil feedstocks with biological residues and waste to produce greener products. However, this innovative sector has the opportunity to move a step further in creating a circular bio-economy by also converting biogenic CO2 emissions into sustainable biochemicals and biomaterials (e.g. bioplastics). Launched in May 2021, the Horizon 2020 EU project CO2SMOS – Advanced chemicals production from biogenic CO2 emissions for circular bio-based industries, will, in the next 4 years, develop a set of breakthrough and cost-competitive CO2 conversion technologies.

The CO2SMOS project will develop solutions to transform the carbon emissions generated from bioprocesses (e.g. fermentation) into different sustainable bioproducts: durable polymers, renewable biochemicals and biodegradable materials. With these compounds it is possible to produce greener end-products such as packaging, coatings, textiles and materials for biomedical applications. The demonstration of the technical, economic and environmental sustainability of the different CO2SMOS technologies will allow the design of an integrated platform of CO2 conversion processes for BBIs. This will help achieve zero or even negative carbon emissions as well asreplacing fossil-based chemicals with more sustainable ones using renewable sources (green H2 and biomass) and CO2 as main raw materials.

Read the full article (NL) at: https://www.co2value.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/PRESS-RELEASE_Converting-CO2-emissions-into-sustainable-chemicals-to-mitigate-climate-change.pdf

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