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Prof. Dr. Andreas Jupke
Dr. Stefan Palkovits
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.10.2017 to 30.09.2020
EU contribution:
7.765.358,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768919.  


Turning industrial waste gases (mixed CO/CO2 streams) into intermediates for polyurethane plastics for rigid foams/building insulation and coatings


The EU process industry needs to become less dependent of fossils as source of carbon, and – at the same time - to reduce the greenhouse effect by decarbonizing the economy. Carbon4PUR will tackle the two challenges at the same time by transforming the CO2/CO containing flue gas streams of the energy-intensive industry into higher value intermediates for market-oriented consumer products. The industrially driven, multidisciplinary consortium will develop and demonstrate a novel process based on direct chemical flue gas mixture conversion, avoiding expensive physical separation, thus substantially reducing the carbon footprint, and also contributing to high monetary savings.


  • Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Recticel S.A., Belgium
  • Viomichania Ritinon Megaron Anastasios Fanis Anonymos Etairia, Greece
  • Universteit Gent, Belgium
  • Universteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., Germany
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Commissariat à l´énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France
  • ArcelorMittal Maizieres Research S.A., France
  • South Pole Carbon Asset Management AG, Switzerland
  • Grand Port Maritime de Marseille, France
  • PNO Consultants B.V., Netherlands
  • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, United Kingdom