In a groundbreaking initiative towards a more sustainable future, the CATCO2NVERS project is working on a significant milestone in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project focuses on converting waste-CO2 from two bio-based industries into five valuable chemicals: glyoxylic acid (GA), lactic acid (LA), furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters (CCFAMEs), and bio-methanol. These chemicals find applications in the chemical, cosmetics, and plastic industries, offering eco-friendly alternatives to traditional fossil-based materials. The CATCO2NVERS project not only addresses climate change concerns but also promotes circular economy principles by repurposing industrial waste into high-value products.
The CATCO2NVERS project makes a substantial contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily aligning with Goal 13: Climate Action. By focusing on the innovative transformation of waste-CO2 from bio-based industries into high-value chemicals, such as glyoxylic acid, lactic acid, furan dicarboxylic methyl ester, cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters, and bio-methanol, the project directly addresses the imperative of mitigating climate change. Through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the promotion of sustainable alternatives in the chemical, cosmetics, and plastic industries, CATCO2NVERS significantly advances Goal 13, fostering a more resilient and environmentally responsible industrial landscape. Additionally, the project indirectly supports other SDGs, including Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, by driving innovation in the bioindustries sector and promoting the adoption of sustainable production practices.