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.

Peter Clark

Our Raw Materials Expert

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Current Raw Materials funding opportunities

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 2: Capital expenditure (CAPEX)

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 06/07/2022

Strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s. This is to ensure the UK has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system fit for meeting…

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iX Challenge: Waste Heat Measurement In Hot Process Flue (Exhaust) Stacks

Opens: 17/06/2022 Closes: 12/08/2022

This challenge seeks to identify technologies to measure and characterise hot waste heat streams without invasive installation/operation and do so with a high degree of confidence in the accuracy of the given measurement.

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Waste utilisation and symbiosis – Defining the foundation industries' sector innovation needs
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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Johnson Matthey have just launched HyCOgen, a catalysed process which converts captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into synthesis gas (syngas).

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HydroGenerally - Episode 5: Hydrogen for Glass production

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HydroGenerally - Episode 5: Hydrogen for Glass production

Find out how the glass industry is driving new hydrogen developments and research, and explore the hydrogen transition opportunities and challenges in this sector, with KTN’s Steffan Eldred and Neelam Mughal, and special guest Rob Ireson from Glass Futures Ltd.

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