Coverstro received the industry award ‘Excellent Landmarks in the Land of Ideas’ for the process it had developed with its partners: Bayer, CAT Catalytic Center and the University of Stuttgart.
The team’s innovation will enable the production of a plastic derived from plant-based materials. It will enable the replacement of traditional crude oil derived materials by using the organic compound aniline – a newly developed process that produces the sustainable material.
Covestro Group CEO, Markus Steilemann, said:
“This success with bioaniline is also clearly a joint effort and shows how important and useful cooperation in chemistry and industry as a whole is.”
The research project on bio-based aniline will receive funding by a project agency of the Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture called the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.