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Evonik to use CO₂ to make personal care products

by Melody M. Bomgardner
May 15, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 19

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Credit: Evonik
Evonik and partners will research using artificial photosynthesis to make personal care ingredients.

Evonik Industries and Beiersdorf, a skin-care company, will research using artificial photosynthesis to produce personal care ingredients from CO2 and water with an assist from bacteria. The project is being funded with $1 million from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Evonik has been working with Siemens to develop a photosynthesis technology platform. The effort is part of a larger initiative to become climate positive, Evonik says.

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