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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

Industry of Future Programme: Industrial Sites

The Industry of Future Programme (IFP) aims to increase the range of options available to industry to enable them to decarbonise at a faster rate.

Opens: 07/09/2021 Closes: 14/10/2021

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Circular economy for SMEs: innovating with the NICER programme

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches.

Opens: 11/10/2021 Closes: 08/12/2021

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Recorded: 14th October

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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22.09.2021

Launch of Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, will open on 27 September 2021. Industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for up to £60m in grant funding.

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