In order to reach the climate goals, humankind needs to find ways to live without fossil resources. For the energy sector, this means using renewable energies and decarbonisation. Organic chemistry is based on carbon, so decarbonisation is not possible.
In consequence for the chemical industry and depending downstream sectors, this means focussing on alternative carbon sources such as biomass, CO2, and recycling. Altogether, nova-Institute named them “renewable carbon”.
To get a grasp on the use of renewable carbon sources, a brief survey carried out by nova-Institute and COWI aims to collect evidence about the use of and knowledge about renewable carbon sources by downstream users obtaining raw materials from the organic chemical industry.
Downstream users such as formulators (e.g. of paint, detergents, cosmetics and products for car maintenance) as well as producers of articles and goods such as toys, packaging and construction materials are encouraged to take part in the survey.
The survey runs until mid of September and will take about five to ten minutes of your time. The results will be evaluated and published in the context of the Renewable Carbon Initiative.
nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon. What are future challenges, environmental benefits and successful strategies to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling? What are the most promising concepts and applications? nova-Institute offers unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a climate neutral future. Subjects include feedstock, technologies and markets, economy and policy, sustainability, communication and strategy development. www.nova-institute.eu
COWI is a leading consulting group that creates value for customers, people and society through our unique 360° approach. Based on our world-class competencies within engineering, economics and environmental science, COWI tackles challenges from many vantage points to create coherent solutions for our customers. COWI is thought leader within bio-based economy and climate change and are advising international organisations like the EU, GCF, AfDB, EBRD and WB/IFC on the latest knowledge and expertise within these global challenges. With offices all over the world, COWI combines global presence with local knowledge to take on projects anywhere in the world – no matter how large or small. www.cowi.com
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