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From Environmental Bane to Future Raw Material

Jülich/Niederzier, 8 October 2019 – How can the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) be used industrially and made into an asset within the process of structural change in the Rhineland region? This is just one of the questions that the iNEW research project intends to answer. Coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich, the project aims to be an incubator for sustainable electrochemical value creation. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is promoting the research project, set to run for two years, with over € 20 million within the scope of the Federal Government’s immediate action programme for structural change. Parliamentary State Secretary and member of the German Bundestag Thomas Rachel presented the official notification of funding to Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich; Prof. Rüdiger Eichel, director at Jülich’s Fundamental Electrochemistry subinstitute, which is coordinating the project; and project partner RWTH Aachen University.

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