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Part of a stimulus plan, the Energy Department creates a California-based "innovation hub" for artificial photosynthesis and funds tests to use waste CO2 in building materials and plastics.
Talk about an abundant feedstock. Novomer gets funding to commercialize plastics made from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Climb in gas prices could fuel antisprawl movement; carbon tax raises gas prices in Canada; Novomer rolls out CO2-based plastic.
Carbon-dioxide-to-plastics company Novomer attracts DSM, a Dutch conglomerate that makes everything from food enzymes to pharmaceuticals to chemicals.
Innovation in materials to make them environmentally benign and less wasteful is behind many green tech companies and initiatives.