READ MORE CATCO2NVERS CATCO2NVERS, Creating added-value chemicals from bio-industrial CO2 emissions using integrated catalytic technologies.


The overall idea of CATCO2NVERS is to reduce greenhouse gasses emissions from the Bio-Based Industries transforming waste-CO2 from 2 bio-based industries into 5 added-value chemicals: glyoxylic acid (GA), lactic acid (LA), furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters (CCFAMEs) and bio-methanol, with application in the chemical, cosmetics and plastic industry, the project will process bio-based products replacing fossil material with a zero or negative greenhouse gas emissions. 


The overall objective of CATCO2NVERS is to reduce greenhouse gasses emissions. To this end, the vision of the project revolves around two main axes:


Developing and applying catalyst-based technologies for CO2 conversion to added-value chemicals


Validating technologies at TRL5 with industrial synthetic off-gases and providing sustainability and proofing socioeconomic and industrial feasibility.


« Polyethylene furanoate (…) is expected to enter the market in 2023, with great expectations due to the proven enhanced barrier properties to oxygen and water » Interview with AVA Biochem

Stefan Krawielitzki, from AVA Biochem, speaks on this interview about their main role in the CATCO2NVERS Project, their expectations and...

Interview with University of Twente

“We will be able to demonstrate that it is possible to use captured CO2 to produce commercially valuable chemicals in...

Interview with NOVA-Institut

“Our goal is to support a process development that leads to products and processes which cause as few negative social...