COP26 EXPLAINER: How a circular economy in the chemical industry can help reach global carbon targets
The ambition of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy is to transform the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry into a fossil-independent circular industry by developing sector-wide solutions for the efficient recycling and recovery of chemical resources, such as olefins.
Professor Jin Xuan, Director of the Centre explains “We need to fully recycle and reuse all the waste and emitted carbon dioxide and use it to make fresh chemicals; I believe only by doing this will the chemical industry survive in this great transition towards net zero.
Our vision is to use a whole system approach to deliver innovative solutions that can be scaled up and create a circular economy for the UK’s chemical industry.”
The full press release is available to view Here.