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Raw Materials

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.

Raw Materials

We believe the chemical and industrial biotechnology community can play a key role in enabling the transition to a Net Zero in the UK, whilst also providing technology solutions to enable a more Circular Economy. Two key areas we have been working in recently are:

    • Enabling the UK chemical supply chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries
    • Developing a Capability Map for develop the key process technologies required to convert alternative feedstocks into chemical products.

Our team has deep sector expertise that can support you in solving challenges related to Raw Materials and Waste Valorisation. We are working with organisations across the UK to accelerate the transition to Net Zero, supporting innovators develop chemical and industrial biotech solutions, that can help enable a more circular economy.

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Peter Clark

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Funding Opportunities

ISCF Transforming Foundation Industry: Small scale R&D, two strands

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. Projects must address the resource productivity or energy performance opportunities of the sector and its supply chains.

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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Eureka Eurostars 3: call 1

UK registered SME’s can apply for a share of up to £2.5million to develop collaborative research in partnership with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars member countries.

Opens: 02/09/2021 Closes: 04/11/2021

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Waste utilisation and symbiosis – Defining the foundation industries' sector innovation needs

KTN is running a short series of Transforming Foundation Industries Technical Challenge webinars to address which technologies will help the foundation industries to become more competitive while reducing their environmental impact.

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News

04.08.2020

Chemicals funding round-up

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the chemical sector. Last updated August 2021.

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22.03.2021

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund - Technology Marketplace

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 1: Spring 2021 competition is open to applications until 14th July; businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have an opportunity to bid for up to £40m in grant funding.

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