Get to know the members of the Renewable Carbon Initiative. Together, they shape the way RCI supports and speeds up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials.
Avantium is an innovation-driven company dedicated to developing and commercialising breakthrough chemistry technologies for the production of chemicals and materials from renewable sources (biomass as well as CO2) instead of fossil resources.
BioBTX creates sustainable BTX from non-food biomass and plastic waste. BTX are vital components needed to create high performance materials, such as new plastics. As a result of sustainable BTX, plastics can become part of a circular economy. In addition, plastics production can liberate itself from fossil resources.
Clariant International AG
Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2020, the company employed a total workforce of 13 235. In the financial year 2020, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 3.860 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.
Clariter’s upcycling technology transforms problematic plastic waste into climate-neutral renewable carbon-based petrochemicals. These are used by industry to create a multitude of sustainable crude oil-alternative products. Our solution is in direct alignment with the Renewable Carbon Initiative’s vision of empowering stakeholders to phase out fossil resources and replace them with renewable carbon.
Cosun Beet Company (Board Member)
“As one of the greenest and most innovative sugar beet processors, Cosun Beet Company is very enthusiastic about the Renewable Carbon Initiative, and a firm believer of working together towards a fossil free world.”
Covestro (Board Member)
“At Covestro, we are convinced that through partnerships and initiatives like the RCI, we can accelerate the transition towards a GHG neutral chemical industry and achieve the switch to a fossil-free raw material base for our operations.”
DuPont Biomaterials brings innovations to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable materials. It does so through its novel bio-based solutions for industries as varied as packaging, food, cosmetics, apparel and carpeting, all facing the challenges of greening their supply chains and offering high performance, sustainable choices to their downstream customers.
Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and flavor company. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability. As a leading responsible family company, driving an inclusive business model has always been our priority. It is with these convictions that our Sustainability Governance works incessantly to obtain key certifications: CDP AAA, EcoVadis Platinum, Edge…
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
Reuse, recycle, close the loop! Our contribution to the circular economy.
For us, it has long been clear that nature should be the model for all of us. Because everything it produces is needed, used and recycled. There is no waste, only valuable resources. If the life cycle of plastic products is modeled on the closed cycle of nature, we conserve it sustainably.
Givaudan (Board Member)
Driven by passion and innovation, Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty aims to bring delightful and memorable sensorial experiences to consumers around the world. Currently present in all major markets, we strive to be the creative partner of choice for customers not only in personal, fabric, hygiene and home care but also in fine fragrances and overall beauty. The Company is driven by its inspiring Purpose of creating fragrances and beauty products for “happier, healthier lives with love for nature”.
Henkel (Board Member)
“Henkel has pioneered in its industry with the commitment to become climate positive. We strongly support die Renewable Carbon Initiative as an outstanding enabler to replace all fossil based raw and pack materials. Proud to be part of it.”
Inclusive Solutions for the planet and its people. Delivering the needs of today while protecting tomorrow. Above all, we know that we’re borrowing this planet and our decisions must always consider that. With an ever-increasing population, massive challenges in food, health and wellness and an increasing interest from consumers about what’s in their products, we focus on reducing our footprint and extending our handprint, or our positive impact on the world.
Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB)
IBB is convinced of the need to abandon fossil resources for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels, for their use is neither sustainable, nor environmentally friendly, nor suitable for protecting the climate.
Institut für Kunststofftechnik – University of Stuttgart
The Institut für Kunststofftechnik focuses its attention on plastic products. Plastics engineering concentrates on the interaction between material, process and product, in order to increase manufacturability and usability properties, intenting to create innovative plastic products which are resource efficient and marketable.
LanzaTech (Board Member)
“We must accelerate the implementation of all new approaches to support our war on carbon and the RCI embodies this by bringing together all sustainable solutions to reduce, recycled and reuse carbon!”
Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe
The Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) is a nonprofit research institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern
Lenzing (Board Member)
“Lenzing supports the Renewable Carbon Initiative as it is on the one hand just the right thing to do and on the other fully in line with our corporate strategy – it will be an important nucleus for greening the textile and nonwovens value chains.”
Neste (Board Member)
“By becoming a member of the Renewable Carbon Initiative, Neste wishes to promote the concept of replacing virgin fossil oil with renewable and circular carbon solutions in order to accelerate the necessary transformation in the materials business.”
nova-Institut (Board Member)
“Industry has to go beyond using renewable energy. All fossil carbon use has to end, as the carbon contained in the molecules of chemicals and plastics is prone to end up in the atmosphere sooner or later. Only a full phase-out of fossil carbon will help to prevent a further increase in CO2 concentrations.”
PCC SE is committed to take responsibility and contribute to limiting climate change and to preserve the natural resources on our planet by defining clear targets for the implementation of climate neutrality throughout the PCC Group of companies.
Reckitt exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege. Reckitt is behind some of the world’s most recognisable and trusted consumer brands.
SHV Energy (Board Member)
“SHV Energy is a leading global distributor of off-grid energy such as LPG and LNG and proud of our role as pioneer in bio based and renewable energy solutions such as bioLPG (also known as renewable propane).”
Stahl (Board Member)
“Renewable Carbon is the key to sustainable chemistry. By establishing it as a strategic foundation of our business, we can succeed in reducing our own environmental impact and, more importantly, that of our customers too.”
Technical Control Ltd.
Technical Control focus primarily on waterborne polyurethane resins with acomplete range, waterborne acrylic resins and cross-linking agents.
To enable the sustainable development, we have developed a series of biobased polyurethane dispersions.
TripleW is pleased to join the Renewable Carbon Initiative to realize our shared goal of reducing dependence on fossil-based carbon. We believe that, whenever possible, products should be based on renewable carbon, with “Renewability” as the key to achieving a sustainable circular bioeconomy.
Unilever (Board Member)
“Unilever is excited to join the Renewable Carbon Initiative, and engage with visionary businesses and innovators who share our desire to eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels, including as a feedstock for chemicals. Joining the RCI will help us achieve our ambition to make 100% of the organic chemicals in Unilever’s cleaning brands from renewable and recycled carbon sources by 2030.”
“Uniper is an international energy company who announced the strategic decision to be carbon neutral within the European energy generation by 2035 and to provide decarbonization solutions to its customers.”
The innovation team members are active in the carbon capture topic since 2004 and have extended their activities to carbon utilization in 2016.
UPM (Board Member)
„Renewable carbon from sustainable sources will accelerate the transformation of the chemical industry and offer brand owners and material producers exciting new opportunities for improving their environmental performance. “
As an Outdoor & Sports Outfitters, VAUDE is committed to leave the lowest possible footprint on our products and the environment. As a pioneer in sustainable practices, we brought already several new technologies into our industry and going beyond. Just to name a few:
Wacker Chemie AG
WACKER as a company with a longstanding history and tradition of over 100 years always had the purpose to create solutions for a sustainable tomorrow by caring about nature and people.