Spotlight on Novomer - Local Company Making Plastics From Renewable Materials
Novomer utilizes carbon dioxide captured from manufacturing plants to produce innovative materials. Through a system of conversions, Novomer produces a polymer than can be formulated into a variety of materials including foam and plastic that are easily recyclable.
Ford Motor Company announced on May 17 that Novomer's technology will enable the development of sustainable foams and plastics for Ford.
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within five years.
TCAD provided a loan to Novomer for a lab facility in Ithaca. The company is based on technology developed at Cornell.
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