Novomer is commercializing a proprietary catalyst system that transforms waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into high performance, low cost polymers for a variety of applications. These polymers contain up to 50% CO2 by mass, sequestering this harmful greenhouse gas permanently from the environment. In addition, waste CO2 is a very low cost starting material that enables competitively priced materials.
Novomer is commercializing a homogeneous catalyst system which combines carbon monoxide, an inexpensive and sustainable feedstock, with ethylene oxide to create a versatile chemical intermediate called propiolactone. This chemical intermediate can be readily converted to acrylic acid, acrylate esters, butanediol, or succinic acid using known technologies.