Webinars on the Future of Renewable Chemicals and Materials

Published on
September 24, 2021

In the future, how will the world produce its chemicals and materials if society no longer uses oil, gas, or coal for energy? What technology has the best prospects and can yield the breakthroughs required to create chemicals and materials from bioresources that are “circular by design”? How do you turn CO2 into the building blocks needed for polymers? And what are the latest developments in chemical recycling? These questions and others will be addressed in a series of eight webinars that will take place October 11th, 14th, 19th and 22nd. Free registration is currently open for these online seminars, which Wageningen University & Research is organising with nova-Institute.

Over four days, you can learn about the latest developments in scientific insights, knowledge and technologies, which can help you create your own business strategy.

Outline of the Programme

  • The series will begin on Monday 11 October with two presentations on the future demand for carbon and the transition towards new, renewable sources of it.
  • Thursday 14 October will focus on developments involving CO2-based products and chemical recycling.
  • On Tuesday 19 October, experts will delve into the future of refineries and large-scale, chemical production locations. How will these remain functional without fossil fuels? Later that day, we will turn our attention to the latest developments in policy involving circularity and plastics.
  • Friday 22 October will start with two webinars on industry use of food and non-food crops in the future. The webinar series will conclude with two presentations on promising applications for biodegradable plastics.

Information and Registration

Would you like more information about the webinar series? If so, you can view the entire programme here (pdf). You can register online for one or more of the webinars.