Can the UK achieve more by accelerating innovation in catalysis?


Michael BurnettProcess Manufacturing - Knowledge Transfer Network

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.20 to 10.40, Stage 4

About this session

With catalysis being an important part of the chemical sector, new innovations have the ability to drive step changes in capabilities, efficiencies and sustainability. Innovation in catalysis can impact the production of sustainable chemicals, agrichemicals, energy, fuels, pharmaceuticals, smart materials, composites, sustainable polymers and water treatment. These innovations will be key to helping deliver on UK’s industrial goals of sustainability and increased productivity within the chemical manufacturing industries. This session will share the outputs of the work conducted by Innovate UK and KTN in accessing the opportunities for the UK in accelerating catalysis innovation.

Speaker Bio

Michael holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering and has gained experience conducting industrial research in fluid mixing processes and has spent over 10yrs working in a continuous process production environment. He has a proven track record in new product commercialisation, the scheduling and management of maintenance shutdowns, troubleshooting and using his technical knowledge to achieve reliable plant operations. At Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) his role is to drive the uptake of new smart chemical processes and to stimulate the development and deployment of technologies that enable significant improvement in resource efficiency for chemical processes.