R&D: Specialty Chemicals
- Specialty chemicals and materials
Novomer Inc. is an emerging sustainable chemistry company pioneering a family of high-performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates. Novomer’s catalyst technologies allow traditional chemical feedstocks to be combined with carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide to cost-effectively synthesize chemicals and materials for everyday applications. The chemicals and materials contain up to 50% carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide and have a significantly reduced carbon and energy footprint compared with the materials they replace.
The company was cofounded by a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell and a former graduate student who is the company's current vice president. Novomer’s technologies are based on novel catalyst systems originally developed at Cornell. The company's foundational technology is licensed from Cornell University.