Motivation - CO2 based Synthesis of Bulk Chemicals:

· Globally, ~36,500 mio. t/a CO2 are released into the atmosphere

· 30 mio. t/a CO2 is used in the production of urea, salicylic acid, cyclic carbonates and CO2-polyols

· Global Ethene capacity: 146 mio. t/a

· Potential Utilization of CO2 with Ethene: 455 mio. t/a

Downstream Applications:

· Ethene and propene: HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, EPDM, PAO, EVA

· Ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO): detergents, thickeners, solvents, plastics, MEG, MEA, glycols, poly-glycolethers, carbonates

· Acrylates: super absorbents, babies and adult hygiene products, detergents, Derivatives (acrylates, acrylamide, acrylonitrile) used in adhesives, paints, coatings, PAN based carbon fibres