About the company
Startup or self-employed
Macclesfield SK10 4TF, UK
Pr. Charlotte Williams
Turning CO2 into endless potential
Econic Technologies Ltd, a UK-based developer of catalysts that enable polycarbonate polyols and polymers, and subsequently polyurethanes and polycarbonates to be produced using CO2 as one of the feedstocks.
The ever-increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are a pressing imperative for scientists and engineers to develop technologies capable of mitigating its harmful effects. Turning this waste CO2 into something useful for people and planet is our mission at Econic.
One of the key challenges scientists face is how to overcome the inherent stability of CO2, the property that leads to its long atmospheric lifetime and increasing global temperatures. Most often, large amounts of energy, in the form of heat or electricity, are needed to transform CO2 into other useful chemicals. At Econic, we develop catalyst technologies that significantly reduce the energy required for these reactions to occur allowing CO2 to be turned into polymers for use in creating everyday plastics.