CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Renewable carbon for sustainable composites of the future (in German)
Themes: Circular Economy
nova institutes “Renewable Carbon Initiative”, aims to herald the end of the fossil age of chemicals and plastics. Fossil carbon is to be completely replaced by renewable carbon, i.e. carbon from alternative sources: biomass, direct CO2 use and recycling. Only in this way can chemicals and plastics become sustainable, climate-friendly and part of the closed loop economy – a part of the future!
One of the three sources of renewable carbon can be made accessible through recycling. Both mechanical and chemical recycling already provide technologies that can address a variety of waste streams. In particular, developments in the field of chemical recycling are currently very dynamic in terms of the establishment of SMEs, policy development and investment. For this reason the nova-Institut takes the opportunity to publish a technology and market study on this topic.The first insights into chemical recycling study will be presented.
Biocomposites can offer sustainable materials with lower environmental footprint and reduced carbon footprint. This presentation provides a brief overview of biocomposite applications and suppliers and the fibres and polymers used. The presentation will offer samples with natural fibres and biocomposites and their sustainability assesment methods.