Nominees for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2019

11/09/2019

Researchers from RWTH Aachen, the Max Planck Society and Covestro AG were nominated for the Deutsche Zukunftspreis 2019 for plastics based on CO2.

  Dr. Berit Stange (Covestro), Dr. Christoph Gürtler (Covestro), Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen und MPI CEC) Copyright: © Deutscher Zukunftspreis/Ansgar Pudenz Dr. Berit Stange (Covestro), Dr. Christoph Gürtler (Covestro), Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen und MPI CEC)

Today, the three teams nominated for the "Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2019" were officially announced and presented during a press conference at the "Deutsches Museum" in Munich.

Through joint research by the groups of Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, CEC), Christoph Gürtler (Covestro AG) and Berit Stange (Covestro AG), a petroleum-based raw material can be significantly reduced in an innovative process by the use of the greenhouse gas CO2 for an application as plastic material (Polyurethanes).

The decision for the Technology and Innovation award by the Federal President will be made on 27th of November. The video of the project presentation at the "Deutsches Museum" from 11th of September is available on the following website:

Video of the project presentation on the occasion of the nomination

Further information on the nominations can also be found at:

Homepage Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2019

Press release RWTH Aachen University

Press release Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (CEC)

CAT-Catalytic Center

Covestro News