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C1 economy

 

C1 economy

Create new products from carbon capture!

Towards a circular economy

VTT develops sustainable solutions for a closed loop economy. We exploit industrial and post-consumer waste streams and atmospheric CO2 as feedstocks for chemicals, raw materials and energy products.

Turnkey technology solutions

For decades VTT has been developing key enabling technologies that provide not only bio-based value chain solutions but also products and processes that help bring a circular economy into being.

Our thermochemical platform is one such technology. It can convert solid wastes, such as recycled plastics, to C1 intermediates. These can be further converted to various products by means of sustainable chemical conversion or microbial cell factories. Furthermore, our photosynthetic organisms can turn atmospheric CO2 into value-added products by adding nothing more than sunlight or electricity.