Germany: Green Solutions Covestro and TU Berlin to Focus on Sustainable Chemistry Solutions
Both the organisations are further enhancing their collaboration by focussing on green solutions for chemistry as well as Industrial Engineering. Together, they have already organised a raw materials summit which showcased alternative, non-fossil raw materials for chemistry.
Leverkusen/Germany – The Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany and Covestro are intensifying their cooperation, focusing in particular on sustainable solutions for chemistry. Applied research and courses at the Faculties of Chemistry and Industrial Engineering are being supported in particular. This makes TU Berlin a new strategic partner of the materials manufacturer alongside other renowned international universities such as Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), Tongji University (Shanghai, China) and RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany).
Years of intensive cooperation in several research projects funded by the German Government and the European Commission have led to the intensification of the partnership in Berlin, which is primarily aimed at publicly funded projects.
The university can already boast of extensive expertise in the development of a sustainable future for chemistry and the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer to the industry. With the start-up laboratory ‘Inkulab’ and the emerging ‘Chemical Invention Factory’, the new start-up center for ‘Green Chemistry’, TU Berlin supports those interested in setting up their own business in the development of sustainable chemical products and processes.
The university has a high level of expertise in the field of polymer development and technical-economic analysis (TEA) at the interface of chemistry and industrial engineering in a research group led by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schomäcker.
For the second time already, TU Berlin, Covestro and Dechema organised the ‘Raw Materials Summit’ in June 2018 under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the aim of demonstrating ways to alternative, non-fossil raw materials for chemistry.