Beiersdorf-Evonik partnership researching turning CO2 into beauty products


Global skin care major Beiersdorf and chemicals company Evonik are jointly researching how to develop sustainable raw materials for beauty products using carbon dioxide (CO2).

The €1m research project, funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), will investigate developing sustainable raw materials using water and CO2 generated from an artificial photosynthesis model.

If Beiersdorf, whose global brands include Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie, succeeds in using CO2 as a source for the raw materials used in its products, this will reduce the company’s carbon footprint as well as the land used for renewable resources.

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