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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.

Our Raw Materials Expert

Peter Clark

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Funding Opportunities

Transforming Foundation industries: Investor partner selection

Investors can apply to align their investments with up to £7 million grant funding from Innovate UK to make foundation industries globally competitive. We are seeking investor partners that want to invest in high growth potential SMEs concerned with one or more of the themes of reducing resource and energy consumption.

Opens: 19/10/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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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 18th November 2020.

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09.10.2020

How KTN is Driving Innovation to Meet Net Zero Targets

Take a look at the projects KTN is working on to support and accelerate innovation towards Net Zero.

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