Opening Plenary & Keynote Session

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  1. Achieving climate targets requires the full value chain to change the product portfolio toward more sustainable and circular products. Value-chain collaboration and extended product design criteria, f ...
  2. Sustainable manufacturing or supply chain operations are often siloed as low-value or profit generators when compared to traditional value drivers in process or efficiency optimization. Yet, this shou ...
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  4. In a clean circular economy, it is essential to boost the production and uptake of recycled materials and ensure that both virgin and recycled materials and products are always safe. This will require ...

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    10 Nov 2021 -
    Lunch

Production of sustainable chemicals and low-carbon chemicals

Decarbonising and Creating Low Carbon Products

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  1. Aluminium has a key role in the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. It is lightweight and, despite other materials, infinitely recyclable – without loss of quality. The lowest carbon ...

Designing and manufacturing with sustainable materials

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  1. You have probably heard about the few successful case studies of brands that proved Circular Economy can indeed lead to business growth. However, translating their strategies to your own products can ...
  2. Moving away from hazardous chemicals is an important step toward a more sustainable business, and substitution of problematic substances is the best way to reduce the use. Two tools for a more progres ...
  3. As a company that is committed to sustainability, Croda’s purpose is to deliver Smart Science to Improve Lives. Croda’s Smart Materials business creates sustainable solutions for a range of polymer ap ...

Day 2

Technologies enabling efficient energy management

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  1. The use of renewable energy sources is becoming a relevant aspect of any manufacturing process. Whether it is renewably produced products such as cars or commodities like aluminum that create them, th ...
  2. Self-optimizing/learning third-generation AI-powered digital twins will enable us to save energy. In data centers, up to 40% energy savings in the cooling systems could be achieved. This talk will des ...
  3. As renewables take over the role of fossils, more energy storage is needed. Fortunately, energy flexibility can substitute electricity storage to a large degree and at a much lower cost. However, conv ...
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Using novel materials to implement a truly circular economy

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  1. The shift from fossil-based to renewable plastics requires novel ways of producing monomers. New technologies developed at VTT enable the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus pe ...
  2. Bioplastics can be naturally biodegradable in various ecological environments such as compost, sewage wastewater, sea or algae environments of sweet or salt waters. For this reason, it is very importa ...
  3. The spotlight on materials traceability and circular economy solutions is growing. The panel will discuss how manufacturers can track the first and second life of materials to ease the global climate ...

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    11 Nov 2021 -
    Lunch

Reducing and avoiding waste in the production process

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  1. All serious sustainability and ESG strategies need to include Scope 3 emissions, but it is one of the most difficult areas to tackle. Complex supply chains are often faced with huge data complexities ...
  2. Industries that manufacture things like steel, pulp and paper, chemicals and oil and gas are some of the world’s biggest users of water. These companies use water for everything from fabricating to pr ...
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Chemicals in a circular economy

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  1. The supply of raw materials is about to be revolutionized in the pursuit of sustainable feedstocks that support a circular bioeconomy. The development of new generation materials will only take place ...
  2. The limitations of traditional recycling technologies and the economic challenges facing the planet currently present significant roadblocks in tackling the global plastic waste crisis. To truly trans ...
  3. End-of-life chemical materials such as plastics and mixed municipal solids waste have been traditionally regarded as valueless rubbish to be disposed of at minimum cost. This perception is rapidly cha ...

Waste recovery and valorization

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  1. Tato Bigio, co-founder and CEO of UBQ Materials shares how UBQ has converted waste – a gross environmental liability - into the most climate positive thermoplastic on the market.

    The company is closing the loop between production, consumption, and waste with a singular solution – the UBQ™ material. A universal, drop-in material that substitutes oil-based resins, wood or minerals in everything from car parts, furniture, supply chain logistics and even 3D printing - the potential for UBQ™ is ubiquitous.

    Sustainability has never been so simple or economically viable.  The same price, same process, same products have a revolutionary environmental impact when made with UBQ™. Manufacturers now have the power to divert waste, protect finite natural resources, offset greenhouse gas emissions, and advance clients’ environmental goals at no additional cost. This is the dawn of a new era - one where the industry is leading the change and pioneering initiatives for a cleaner future.

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