Explore the exhibits and programmes happening at the Singapore Pavilion in Expo City Dubai from 30 Nov to 12 Dec 2023.

Daily Exhibits

05 Dec Energy and Decarbonisation

Harnessing Greenhouse Gases to Produce Biomaterials

Fossil-based plastics contributes to almost 4%* of total global greenhouse gas emissions. AirCarbon® aims to bring that figure down by capturing and harnessing greenhouse gases as a resource and turning it into a carbon negative biomaterial for a wide range of use. 

Newlight has developed a proprietary process to produce AirCarbon® – a reusable, naturally occurring, environmentally degradable biomaterial made from methane and air that has the potential to be widely deployed as a biomaterial for foodware and apparel. 

To support the expansion of AirCarbon® production to meet the growing demand for zero-carbon materials, GenZero, a Temasek-owned investment platform company focused on accelerating decarbonisation globally, invested into Newlight, a US-based biomaterial manufacturer. The investment will go towards expanding their existing California facility and the development of a new AirCarbon® production facility in Ohio. 

*Statistic from: https://www.oecd.org/environment/plastics/Policy-Highlights-Climate-change-and-plastics-pollution-Synergies-between-two-crucial-environmental-challenges.pdf