Biodiversity – AURO’s active protection of the biological richnessThe most important base substance of modern chemistry and its omni-present products is the non-renewable raw material petroleum. However, the future of chemistry will have to be different: In the long run, the chemical sector, just like energy providers, will have to rely on a variety of resources. The substantial raw materials for a future chemistry are available in our biosphere in an enormous richness of species: the plants.
AURO is a company that has been applying advanced raw material principles for 25 years already.
Plants offer an immeasurable variety of base materials for the production of completely bio-degradable paints. “Each single plant constitutes an efficient chemical factory with production processes that do not leave any waste. Thus a plant can, for instance, produce relevant amounts of cellulose in its stem, pigment in its leaves, wax on the leave’s surface, fat and protein in its fruit as well as scents and resins in its bloom.” Plant chemistry knows thousands of plant species that are the basis for the production of hundreds of thousands of different materials whose climatic, geological and genetic configuration perfectly adapts to the world region they grow in. A future chemistry will be dependent on an intact, rich biological diversity. Any species extinction, be it animal or plant, threatens the future prospects for a balanced plant chemistry.
With their consistent use of raw materials based exclusively on plants and minerals for the production of diverse products for building and living, AURO already observes this advanced principle.
AURO’s use of renewable raw materials is a step towards a sustainable, future-oriented chemistry. Whereas renewable energy is produced by direct transformation of solar energy, chemistry has to depend on substantial substrates from plants. These sources can only remain accessible with an intact diversity of species.
Since 2006, the company shows a balanced CO2 record and thus does not contribute with their products, manufacturing or other activities to the environmental burden caused by the climate-damaging carbon dioxide.