Global economy and thus growth and wealth of humankind is highly dependent on the use of fossil resources. These fossil resources (coal, crude oil, and natural gas) are predominantly used as energy source and, to a significantly lower extent, for the production of material goods like plastic bags, running shoes and complex pharmaceuticals.
The burning of fossil resources results in billions of tons of CO2 emissions annually and is thus the main reason for anthropogenic climate change and its entailed challenges to humankind.
To mitigate climate change, many nations all over the world are now planning to tremendously shift the demand for fossil resources to renewable alternatives. This global scientific and economic endeavor to move away from fossil resources in energy and materials production is coined “Defossilation” and acts as the name giver of our Incubation Cluster.
The Cluster comprises our activities which aim to support industries to become independent of fossil raw materials. Key in the transformation towards a climate neutral society are
- efficient recycling technologies which enable circular economies.
- a green hydrogen economy which affords the cost competitive production of climate neutrally produced hydrogen and a fully functional H2 ecosystem.
- technologies to capture and utilize CO2 and replace current feedstocks with sustainable alternatives.
We at Creavis strive for innovation in all three key areas!
Current Defossilation Projects
DURAION® FOR SUSTAINABLE HYDROGEN PRODUCTION
We are meeting the global challenge of the energy transition with our solutions in the field of the green hydrogen economy. At Creavis, researchers have developed the anion exchange membrane DURAION® which aims to enable the cost-competitive production of green hydrogen thus leasing the way into a sustainable hydrogen economy.
Project Rheticus - Artificial Photosynthesis
With the innovative technology of artificial photosynthesis, which is behind Rheticus, valuable specialty chemicals are to be produced sustainably - from carbon dioxide (CO2) and electricity from renewable sources with the help of bacteria. By using CO2 as a raw material, Rheticus can reduce dependence on fossil raw materials.