13 June 2024

Strategies for a sustainable green chemical industry

Linking ecological solutions with economics and chemistry

Hall 4.C, Room Alliance

This event on the circular economy is organised by the German Association for Chemistry and Economic (VCW). VCW serves as a forum that provides a comprehensive platform for industry and academia to come together, discuss relevant topics, share ideas, and showcase state-of-the-art technologies, including success stories from both industry and science.

13 June 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 h

Biotechnology in the circular economy

Session 1

The morning will focus on the impact of the bioeconomy on the climate goals of companies and countries, as well as the associated costs of achieving a climate-neutral transformation. It will explore the role that end consumers and industry can play in financing this transformation and examine the necessary political framework conditions for promoting social acceptance. Distinguished industry and finance experts are invited to engage in a comprehensive discussion on the opportunities and challenges presented by a bioeconomic transformation.

13 June 2024, 14:00 - 17:00 h

End-of-life solutions for the circular economy

Session 2

The phasing out of fossil fuels and the transition to circular solutions for food, fuels and chemicals are key part of the transformation towards resource and climate-friendly solutions that are widely discussed in politics, companies and non-governmental organisations. The second part of the symposium is dedicated to the prerequisites for chemical recycling, its effects and the timetables for implementation. The session will focus on the WEEE markets and the recycling challenges of highly functional and complex material compositions in consumer electronics.