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Environment

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  • Infotag "Vom mineralischen Reststoff zum Ersatzbaustoff"

      Baustoffe wie Sand und Kies landen nach der Nutzungsphase oftmals auf der Deponie, während der Bedarf für neue Bauwerke aus natürlichen...

  • Infotag "Vom mineralischen Reststoff zum Ersatzbaustoff"

      Baustoffe wie Sand und Kies landen nach der Nutzungsphase oftmals auf der Deponie, während der Bedarf für neue Bauwerke aus natürlichen...

  • Low-carbon plastic from steel industry flue gases

    Carbon4PUR project explores industrial symbiosis between steel and chemical industry to produce polymer foams and coatings from steel off-gases

    Flue gases from steel manufacturing contain a mixture of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, valuable feedstock gases for chemical production. Manufacturing high value polyurethane materials from these flue gases to is the ambition of Carbon4PUR, a 7.8 Mill. Euro Horizon2020 project with 14 partners from 8 countries, coordinated by Covestro. The unique Carbon4PUR technology will valorise steel off-gas without previous cleaning or separation of the gas components. This flexible and energy efficient technology will allow a reduction of the CO2 footprint of polyurethane production by 20-60% and substitution of at least 15% of the oil-based reactants by waste-gas based carbon.

    A collaboration between value chain partners and experts The Carbon4PUR consortium comprises industrial partners along the entire value chain. Flue gas is provided by steel manufacturer Arcelor Mittal to feed the production of polyurethane intermediates at Covestro. Polyurethane manufacturers Recticel N.V. in Belgium and Megara Resins S.A. in Greece are involved as downstream producers, testing the intermediates for the manufacturing of rigid foams and polymer dispersions. The Port of Marseille Fos, an industrial production site for both Covestro and ArcelorMittal, is the model site for which the industrial symbiosis concept will be evaluated. Leading European research and technology support partners are involved to further develop and evaluate the Carbon4PUR technology: the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission and RWTH Aachen University for process design and catalyst development; Ghent University for flue gas treatment; Leiden University and TU Berlin for life cycle and techno-economic assessment;; sustainability solutions provider South Pole Group for investigating social impacts and mechanisms for market uptake; and PNO Consultants for value chain and stakeholder analysis.

    DECHEMA will provide mapping and assessment of potential replication sites for the technology, together with Imperial College in London, and is responsible for dissemination and communication.

  • 22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium

    Invitation The biannual International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium is the global forum for experts from academia and industry active in the fields...

  • 10. Bundesalgenstammtisch

    Rückblick auf den 10. Bundesalgenstammtisch in Merseburg Optimierung von Produktionsverfahren mit Mikroalgen Produktionskosten sind der...

  • Geobiotechnology - Status and Prospects

    Geobiotechnology does not only contribute to the remeditation of soil and mining waters. It offers also significant potential for the exploitation of resources from primary deposits as well as tailings and heaps and for recycling. The status paper by the Temporary Working Group Geobiotechnology gives an overview on the current status of research and technology and discusses perspectives for the further development. Relevant stakeholders in Germany and educational courses are also listed.

  • ACHEMA 2018: Great Expectations for the World Forum of the Process Industries

    Some 9 months before the start there are unmistakable signs that ACHEMA 2018 will be a crowd-puller. More than 2700 exhibitors from all around the globe have already booked a stand at this leading show for the process industries in Frankfurt am Main.

  • Trends and Perspectives in Industrial Water Treatment

    Raw Water – Process – Waste Water
    Global changes in water availability and the manifold regulatory frameworks have already prompted many companies to develop ambitious strategies to improve their water usage efficiency. This requires a combination of know-how and process technology, embedded in integrated industrial water management solutions.

    Due to the high innovation potential of an integrated industrial water management the ProcessNet Subject Division Production-Integrated Water/Waste Water Technology has developed a position paper to highlight the trends and perspectives in industrial water technology.

  • ACHEMA 2018 – Call for Papers for Congress and PRAXISforums

    Contributions to the congress program and PRAXISforums of ACHEMA 2018 can be submitted as of now. Scientists from industry and research institutions are invited to submit their papers until September 22, 2017 via internet

  • PRAXISforum Enzymes for Industrial Applications

    Download Programme Enzymes are considered to be little miracle substances for innovation, process advantages and cost reductions. Whether in the food...

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