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Novomer to produce chemicals from carbon dioxide [Registered]

Novomer recently announced that it is partnering with one of the world’s largest producers of industrial gases, with the aim of sequestering and converting carbon dioxide and ethane-rich shale gas into mass market chemicals such as acrylic acid, butanediol and others commonly used in paints, coatings, textiles and diapers. The initiative is supported by a $5 million dollar Department of Energy (DoE) Grant as part of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). The company did not disclose the partner, but in all probability it is likely to be one of the following few industrial gas producers Airgas, Air Liquide, Air…

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