Bayer plans commercial production of CO2-based polyols

Following a two-year evaluation period, Bayer MaterialScience is planning to commercialize using carbon dioxide as a raw precursor for polyurethane foam production. Bayer said its goal will be to initially make bigger amounts with this precursor accessible to “particular central processing units” from 2015. Additional details of investment in a building schedule or the job isn’t yet accessible, a Bayer spokesman told Urethanes Technology International. Using CO2 replaces some of the fossil fuel raw materials, including oil, that would be used alone, Bayer said. The new procedure to supply economical…

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