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Cost-Efficient carbon dioxide Adsorbents from Low-value Polymers

Polyurethane (PUR) plastic waste can be used for new carbon dioxide adsorbents and used in the industrial implementation of CCS, carbon capture and storage. Using waste enables a cost reduction for CCS, and this means that more carbon dioxide can be captured while reducing emissions from waste incineration.


In-line with the Paris Agreement to limit global mean temperature rise to 2°C, and to pursue efforts to further limit it to 1.5°C, Sweden has set a goal to reach zero-net greenhouse gas emission by 2045. To contribute to meet this goal, industries have come up with various roadmaps wherein measures have been identified that can help them to become climate neutral. Among these measures is carbon capture and storage (CCS). Generally, 70–80 % of the overall CCS cost is related to CO2 separation from various flue gases wherein the CO2 separation material and its associated separation process are the key cost elements. Thus, the development of cost-efficient CO2 separation materials and processes is crucial for the economic viability of CCS. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden together with academia and industrial partners are currently developing various cost-efficient CO2 separation materials among which is a Polyurethane (PUR)-based CO2 adsorbent. PUR waste is most often direct combusted leading to CO2 emission. Instead of directly combusting this waste, RISE and industrial partners namely Powerpipe Systems AB, PUR-gruppen, Loxitec, Plixxent, Nässjö affärsverk AB, are developing a cost-efficient CO2 adsorbent for industrial CCS application.


Project name

Carbon dioxide Adsorbents from Polymers



RISE role in project


Project start


2 years

Total budget

2 691 905 SEK


Power Pipe systems AB , Galant Plast AB , Plixxent, Nässjö affärsverk AB


Swedish Energy Agency


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

3. Good health and well-being
7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
Nazdaneh Yarahmadi

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