Covestro says that it is a partner of the global Carbon Footprint Challenge, an international business idea competition that allows students and young professionals to share ideas on combatting climate change.

‘The chemical industry in particular needs to become even more sustainable and is looking for fresh ideas,’ said Dr Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. 

At the challenge website individuals and teams can contribute ideas to decrease the carbon footprint of industrial processes as well as for products throughout their value chain.

Last year, the finalists’ ideas of the Carbon Footprint Challenge ranged from new fiber materials made from coconuts to power and freshwater systems for small islands.

This story uses material from Covestro, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.