To speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials is the aim of 11 leading companies from 6 countries founded the renewable carbon initiative (RCI) in September 2020 under the leadership of nova-Institute, Hürth/Germany. The RCI addresses the core problem of climate change, which is extracting and using additional fossil from the ground.
Within the RCI the producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, will especially focus on further greening up the textile and nonwoven businesses.
By 2050, fossil carbon shall be completely substituted by renewable carbon which is carbon from alternative sources.
The main avenues on which the initiative wants to deliver change are threefold. One, the initiative strives to create cross-industry platforms that will demonstrate feasibility of renewable carbon in tangible activities. One main target will be to advocate for legislation, taxation and regulation changes to give renewable carbon a level commercial playing field to play on. Finally, the 3rd avenue will be to create a wider pull for sustainable options by raising awareness and understanding of renewable carbon level amongst the business community and the wider public.
The aim is renewable energy and renewable carbon for a sustainable future.