Kassel, Germany, 21.12.2020

We always have been committed to develop trendsetting ideas. This is why we are all the more pleased to be part of the project VERENA in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg and all the other involved industrial partners. Together we are working on advanced solutions to make the circular economy as efficient as possible. The modern economy is still based to a large extent on a linear economy in which non-recyclable products are manufactured from imported fossil raw materials and their disposal releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. In the VERENA research project, the research consortium coordinated by Darmstadt Technical University aims to make non-recyclable waste streams available as feedstock for basic materials in the chemical industry. To this end, the consortium is working on various gasification processes for the material and energetic use of various residues. In this way, the carbon cycle is closed.

Thirteen partners under the leadership of Darmstadt Technical University are investigating in this project how new basic materials for the chemical industry can be obtained from problematic residual materials. The VERENA research project has a total budget of EUR 11.1 million and is subsidized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with a grant of EUR 8.3 million.

Below are the partners from research and industry participating in this project: Technical University of Munich, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, GTT-Technologies, VER Verfahrensingenieure, GKN Sinter Metals Filters, RWE Power AG, Mitsubishi Power Europe, Air Liquide, ARVOS GmbH | SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK, Clariant and SUEZ.

Please find further details about the project VERENA in the CHEManager article.