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Cell Symposia: A circular economy for the chemical sector

Cell Symposia: A circular economy for the chemical sector

CircularChem are pleased to be partnering with Cell Press to deliver this Cell Symposia in July 2024. We hope you will be able to join us!

Registrations are now open! The early registration discount deadline is May 31, 2024.

Submit your abstracts here, the deadline is April 12, 2024.

Conference Background:

The chemical sector and its myriad products have helped to shape the modern world and continue to transform the way we live our lives.

As the world looks to overcome mounting socio-environmental crises and safeguard a sustainable future, many are looking to the chemical sector to contribute innovative and transformative solutions while also improving process efficiency and product selectivity.

This Cell Symposia will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders from across the science, engineering, business, and policy sectors with a view to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue and identify key actions to take now as well as the future research and development priorities necessary to achieve the transformation of the chemical sector for an innovative, circular, and sustainable future.

This Cell Symposia provides a fantastic opportunity to gather leaders from the research, private, and public sectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with a chemical transformation and a future where our economic and livelihood dependence on chemicals does not come at a much greater cost.

Topics include:

  • New chemical approaches for circularity
    This topic will explore novel chemistry routes (e.g. bio-based/renewable feedstock, sustainable catalysis) for a circular and sustainable chemical sector.


  • Sustainable and circular design for functional chemicals and materials
    Join discussions on the barriers and potential to increase products’ circularity via eco-design while also offering excellent functionality.


  • Waste re-integration and conversion into high-value products with zero hazards
    Join us to investigate chemically viable, environmentally friendly, and economically feasible paths of end-of-life recycling and upcycling.


  • Process integration and system optimization
    We will consider how chemical processes and systems can be innovatively and sustainably connected, integrated, and operated to enable an efficient and cost-effective circular-driven industrial platform


  • Sustainable governance for a circular chemical economy
    Gain an insight of the role of policies, regulations, economic measures, and financial instruments in fostering an innovative, responsible, prosperous circular chemical economy


Further conference details, including a full programme are available here.


Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University

Wales, Park Place, Cathays


CF10 3B



22nd to 24th July 2024

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