UK start-up raises cash for catalyst R&D | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 29 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 18, 2016

UK start-up raises cash for catalyst R&D

Department: Business
Keywords: investment, catalyst, carbon dioxide, venture capital, funding

U.K. start-up Econic Technologies has raised almost $7 million from two venture capital firms and Imperial Innovations, Imperial College London’s technology commercialization arm. Econic is developing catalysts that enable polyurethanes and other polymers to be made with carbon dioxide. Econic will use the funds to build a demonstration facility. Additionally, the firm has secured more than $2 million in research funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 program. The catalyst technology was developed by Imperial chemistry professor Charlotte K. Williams.

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