Raw materials of the future: Saving the climate with Co2 – economy

Companies want to use greenhouse gases: for example to produce fuels, plastics and even food. But is it also worth it?

“Raw materials of the future” series

Necessity is the mother of invention. For the steelmaker Thyssenkrupp, the need turns out to be an excess – of CO₂: the blast furnaces of Duisburg release 20 million tonnes into the air each year. It will take more than two decades for steel production to become climate neutral. So why not recycle the CO₂ into something completely new?

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