ETB Catalytic Technologies is working towards making the chemical industry more sustainable. The start-up produces in a green way butadiene, a component for synthetic rubber, among other things.
A Dutch consortium is investigating the production of rubber using latex from dandelions. It offers a sustainable alternative to latex from rubber trees.
Chemical engineers at Arlanxeo in the Dutch city of Geleen have proven that the rubber production based on sugar cane has a much lower CO2 footprint than that of petroleum-based rubber.