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German President’s Award

A successful team: Professor Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University), Christoph Gürtler und Berit Stange (both from Covestro) are in the finals for the German President’s Award (from left).

A successful team: Berit Stange, Christoph Gürtler (both from Covestro) and Professor Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University) are in the finals for the German President’s Award (from left).

Christoph Gürtler from Covestro has been playing a decisive role in the research and development of CO2 as a new raw material in plastics production.

Berit Stange at Covestro has helped that there are concrete products on the marketplace now that can be manufactured with CO2.

Professor Walter Leitner erforscht neuartige Katalysatoren, wie sie für die CO2-Nutzung erforderlich sind. Er ist an der RWTH Aachen und am Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion tätig.

CO2 can now be used for producing soft foam, as shown on the picture.

Covestro uses a special plant in Dormagen near Cologne, Germany to produce a crucial plastic component with up to 20 percent CO2.

CO2 as an all-round talent.