By 2050 our industry will have embraced a circular economy and be using different feedstocks, technologies and energy sources to produce chemicals. The KTN Chemistry team can help you navigate these changes and identify innovation that will ensure your business, research or service remains sustainable.
Our current focus in this area
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals industry with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
KTN recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on laboratory-based R&D, as well as computational techniques for modelling the behaviour of atoms, molecules and colloids across multiple length and time scales.
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals community with industrial collaborators, research-base expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.
As the world moves towards a greener future, we are changing the demand profile on certain raw materials. At the same, world population rises, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for energy and products which puts gradual pressure on raw materials (and their supply chains), contributing to the generation of more and more waste.
SBRI challenge: Safe and Ethical Disposal of Nitrous Oxide and Entonox Medical Gases
Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 14/12/2022
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and other Health Boards across Wales are looking for innovators to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions that for the safe disposal of nitrous oxide, in partially filled cylinders and/or post-consumption.
BBSRC-STFC facility access funding for bioscience partnerships
Opens: 28/11/2022 Closes: 06/01/2023
Businesses looking to solve industrially-relevant research and innovation challenges are invited to form bioscience partnerships, using the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s skills, expertise, capabilities and world class facilities.
Sustainable bio-based materials and manufacture: feasibility study
Opens: 07/12/2022 Closes: 01/02/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK.
Related Events and Recordings
Industrial Applications of Biomass: The Biorefinery Concept – creating high value product streams from biomass
10.00 - 12.00 | Online
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Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2022
09.00 - 17.00 | Hybrid
SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2 Competition Briefing Event
13.00 - 14.30 | Online
Global Alliance Africa at Innovate UK KTN partners with Rand Water to find Circular Economy solution to water treatment residue challenge
In August 2022, Innovate UK KTN met with Rand Water to identify challenge areas for the launch of a joint Global Alliance Innovation Exchange (iX) challenge.
HydroGenerally - Episode 6: Waste to Hydrogen
Listen to this discussion on why converting waste to hydrogen is so important, and explore the hydrogen transition opportunities and challenges in this sector, with Innovate UK KTN’s Steffan Eldred and Debra Jones, who are joined by special guest Rob Dent from Linde and BOC UK & Ireland.