Session 3.5.1

Innovative chemistry in industrial solutions

Keywords

Biomimetic materials, green energy, nanomaterials, low carbon innovations, microbial fuel cells, molecular design, next generation polymers, smart materials, sustainability, water recycling and purification.

 

Speakers 

  • THL (short video): Avelino CORMA (ITQ, U-Valencia, ES)

  • KN: Anne GAFFNEY ( Idaho National Laboratory, USA)

  • IL1: Simone LIGI (CEO of Graphene-XT, Bologna, Italy)

  • IL2: Willie PEIJNENBURG (RIVM, Bilthoven, NL) 

Abstract

This session celebrates the key role of chemistry in providing innovative solutions to a number of industrial processes to overcome pre-existing challenges, including regulation compliance, carbon footprint reduction, waste and energy consumption minimisation, performance enhancement and sustainability attainment. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has already been applied to support different decision-making procedures in product lifecycle management, such as eco-design, process optimizations, supply-chain management, and marketing or strategic decisions. In this session, how LCA provides a driver for innovative chemistry to provide more sustainable solutions for industries.