FEATURE SESSION / Q&A - “Circular economy - balancing conventional chemistry and the switch to bioresources”
Time & Location
Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 2
Amy PeaceInnovation Lead for Circular Economy - Innovate UK.
About this Session
A discussion and panel session covering aspects of the UK research and innovation developments in new enabling technologies, whole system approaches, alternative feedstocks including CO2 and the UK biomass landscape, all of which are transforming the UK’s chemical industry into a fossil-independent, NetZero and more sustainable circular economy.”
- Sarah Davidson, Group Sustainability Coordinator for Global Research and Technology at Croda
- Dr Jonathan Wagner, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Programme Lead for National Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy (CircularChem)
- Dr Catherine Julia Mort, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Industrial Biotechnology (InnovateUK KTN)
Amy Peace is the Innovation Lead for Circular Economy at Innovate UK. With a background in Chemical Engineering, she has coordinated sustainability projects and programmes in industry (ICI, INEOS, Britest), industrial clusters (Chemicals Northwest) and pan-EU cross-sector initiatives (Horizon2020 SPIRE). Amy’s current work portfolio includes UKRI investments in interdisciplinary circular economy centres and the development of future programmes to aid the transition of manufacturing and materials sectors to get to Net Zero, highlighting the importance of embedded carbon in supply chains.