RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

The pressures of a bigger population, economic growth and climate change are placing incredible stress on finite, non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels and minerals. The objective of constant growth will lead to exponentially increased consumption of these resources if nothing is changed. Chemistry can play a critical role in providing the tools for maximizing the sustainable use of renewable resources in production, as well as in enabling sustainable recovery, reuse and recycling in the consumption cycles.

The scope of the Resource Efficiency theme at the World Chemical Summit is the ways in which the chemical industry can provide solutions and should develop to help to:

Maximize the sustainable
use of renewable resources

Increase the lifetime and sustainability
of materials and products

Create the circular economy
and foster industrial symbiosis

Inspirational Talk

"What chemistry can and should do to improve the use of scarce resources"

MARTIN STUCHTEY

Founder and Managing Partner - SYSTEMIQ

Dr. Martin R. Stuchtey is founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ Ltd, a company that develops new markets and assets in the sustainability space. Before founding SYSTEMIQ Martin has worked for the McKinsey & Co for twenty years. There he served clients in a range of sectors, from transportation to energy and infrastructure. In 2006, Martin co-founded McKinsey's Sustainability Practice, working with numerous corporate, government and social sector clients on the challenges of climate change, water scarcity, ocean degradation and resource depletion at large. Much of his work was dedicated to circular industrial systems. He initiated – together with Ellen MacArthur – the Circular Economy Initiative at the World Economic Forum.

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

  • 5 OCT
  • 11.40 - 12.00
  • World Chemical Summit Auditorium PAVILLION 2

At the World Chemical Summit, a panel of industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders will ask what chemistry can do to help to alleviate resource depletion, how to do more with less and the incentives that encourage and the obstacles that hinder more efficient use of resources. The panel will look at the circular economy model and discuss the solutions it offers, its limitations and the role of the chemical industry in the circular economy. To what extent chemistry and the chemical industry can help develop the necessary technologies for generating high quality secondary raw materials in the amounts required or the opportunities offered by biomass and the limitations and alternatives will also be discussed. More specific topics such as the role of the chemical industry such as the chemical valorisation of CO2 or the scarcity of rare earth elements and lithium may also be part of the convesration.

  • Debate

    Panel members

    • 12.00 - 13.20
    • World Chemical Summit Auditorium
      PAVILLION 2
  • FRANÇOIS MONNET
    FRANÇOIS MONNET

    Advanced Technologies Director - SOLVAY

  • TATIANA BUDTOVA
    TATIANA BUDTOVA

    Professor - MINES PARTISTECH

  • CLAUS CRONE FUGLSANG
    CLAUS CRONE FUGLSANG

    SVP, Research and Technology - NOVOZYMES

  • LUISA PRISTA
    LUISA PRISTA

    Head of Unit - CHEMICALS DG GROWTH, European Commission

Moderador

CANDIDATE TBC
Charge - Companie TBC

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