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CCUS: the design and production of sustainable and biocompatible polymers

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Mali Husby Rosnes from the Department of Chemistry will present her talk on CCUS and the design and production of sustainable and biocompatible polymers Tuesday the 24th of September. 

Abstract: The annual global carbon dioxide emission by humankind is estimated to 36.2 billion tons. Excepting mobile sources, much of the emission originates from point sources associated with industrial production or energy generation, where carbon capture technologies make CO2 available for utilization or storage. With the correct catalytic system CO2 is a potential C1 feedstock-candidate for the production of value-added chemicals, such as polymers.

The modern society relies on carbon-based polymers from the petroleum industry as materials of choice within most areas of application. A promising approach is to utilise CO2 as a starting material for polymer production, with the catalysed copolymerisation of CO2 with epoxides being the most energy efficient and financially viable method for incorporating CO2 into polymers. At the Department of Chemistry, we are designing specialised catalytic systems for the production of sustainable and biocompatible polymers based on CO2 and epoxides from biorenewable resources.

The seminar will be held from 12:15 to 13:00 (we open the doors at 12:00) and in the Helland-Hansen room, Geophysical Institute, Allegaten 70, Bergen (Helland-Hansen is on the third floor, at the end of the corridor to the left of the cafeteria). As always it is free and open to all interested parties, so bring your lunch and join us for an interesting presentation followed by a Q&A session.