Covestro shows solution for the future at Expo 2020 in Dubai


Covestro shows solution for the future at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Covestro is demonstrating how CO₂ can be used as a sustainable new raw material in plastics production at the World Expo in Dubai. Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai can experience the innovative technology for six months on an exhibit in the German Pavilion. The solution saves petroleum and thus contributes to resource conservation and climate protection as part of the circular economy. At the same time, Covestro is presenting a virtual talk series together with an institute of the Jülich Research Center, where major topics of the exhibition will be discussed with international experts.


 “The Expo in Dubai is a unique opportunity to show the world how we can tackle the many global challenges and shape a truly sustainable future. This will succeed if society and business consistently adapt to the circular economy,” says Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. “The chemical industry is contributing to this by making its processes and products even more environmentally compatible. With this in mind, we at Covestro are developing more and more ways to produce high-quality plastics using CO₂ instead of petroleum.”


To accompany Expo 2020 in Dubai, Covestro and the Institute of Biological and Earth Sciences 2: Plant Sciences at Forschungszentrum Jülich are hosting #IndustryMeetsScience Talks, a virtual talk series highlighting and discussing current issues and global challenges such as endangered biodiversity, future mobility and the expansion of renewable energies. The talks feature high-profile opinion leaders from the fields of science and business.


 “The #IndustryMeetsScience Talks are an exciting virtual talk series that highlights exemplary solutions to global challenges. Together, we want to highlight Germany’s innovative solutions to key issues. I am pleased that we have been able to attract renowned experts for this purpose,” says Professor Ulrich Schurr from Forschungszentrum Jülich. The first virtual talk on the topic of plant life and biodiversity will take place on October 15. This will be followed on October 21 by the topic of alternative raw materials with Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann.


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