Towards a sustainable industrial chemistry model in Europe

Laboratorio de química sostenible de TECNALIA


18 May 2021




9:30 am - 1:30 pm



The European chemical industry is facing a new revolution. New concepts such as sustainability and circularity are indispensable in order to overcome current limitations: product and process life cycle linearity, resource constraints, greenhouse gases and pollution, and the need for decarbonization, among others.

For this, biomass and biological feedstocks are projected to play a very important role in the upcoming future since they will be transformed into bio-based chemicals, new products and energy, replacing their fossil-based versions.


  • Successful initiatives about the development of biobased industries across Europe will be presented.
  • New opportunities to transform the production models according to the new economic and societal needs will be identified.
  • Opportunities related to the manufacture of high value-added raw materials from renewable sources or by-products will be presented, by developing fully recycled and recyclable packaging materials, by developing bio-based materials for vehicle manufacturing, and by breaking down barriers to boost the commercialisation of bio-based products.

Further information

  • The language for this webinar will be the English


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