Center for Catalytic
The Center for Catalytic CO2 Utilisation (CCU) was founded in order to meet the new challenges that have emerged in this area of chemistry. Besides the apparently growing greenhouse effect, depression of the global fuel resources is an increasing challenge.
The method via activation of CO2 may complement the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) approach. The CCU aims to use CO2 as C1-feedstock by simultaneously creating novel materials such as aliphatic polycarbonates, polyacrylic acid and small molecules as energy carriers. Moreover CO2 is cheap, non toxic, non flammable and abundantly available which makes it an interesting new raw material for industry.