FEATURE SESSION/Q&A

“Circular economy - balancing conventional chemistry and the switch to bioresources”

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 2

Speaker

Dr. Catherine MortDr Catherine Julia Mort, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Industrial Biotechnology (InnovateUK KTN)

About this presentation

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.”

Contributing speakers/panellists

  • 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)

landscape, all of which are transforming the UK’s chemical industry into a fossil-independent, NetZero and more sustainable circular economy.

Session host and individual speakers & sub-themes coming soon

Speaker Bio:

Catherine Julia Mort joined IUK KTN 5 years ago as the knowledge transfer manager for Industrial Biotechnology. With a background in green chemistry and scale up of bio processes she has managed the tech transfer of IB technologies to demo scale (CPI) and coordinated large EU projects around the commercialisation of IB research (KETBIO, Horizon 2020). Catherine’s current activities are based around the role of IB within the drive to Net Zero, with particular focus on the utilisation of biomass to support the future chemical manufacturing supply chain.