Turning CO2 into plastic at four different sites

Coates CO2 catalyst

Coates CO2 catalyst

Novomer, Albamare, and Eastman Kodak Co. have partnered to further develop the Cornell/ Geoffrey Coates polymerization technology that utilizes a catalyst to store carbon from CO2 in plastics.  According to a Novomer press release: “The objective of the project is to convert waste CO2 into a number of polymers for use in the manufacture of bottles, films, laminates, coatings on food and beverage cans, and in other wood and metal surface applications.”  The technology appears to be a derivative of the technology described in United States Patent 7,723,256 which was issued to Coates.  According to the DOE press release project commitments have been made for the following sites: Rochester, NY, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Orangeburg, SC and Ithaca, NY.

Novomer has secured site commitments in Rochester, NY, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Orangeburg, SC and Ithaca, NY where