Technologies

Innovation mission

SusChem was created with a mission to revitalise and inspire European chemistry and industrial biotechnology research, development and innovation in a sustainable way to respond to pressing societal challenges.

Solutions

The chemical sector’s key enabling technologies provide the critical building blocks for the solutions needed to achieve a sustainable low carbon circular economy. They impact all value chains including energy, construction, mobility and electronics. They can be categorised into three inter connected areas: Advanced Materials; Digital; and Process.

Advanced materials
Materials for Energy Production and Storage

Materials for Energy Production and Storage

Sustainable chemistry research and innovation actions are needed to strengthen Europe’s position in low carbon energy production...

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Materials for Transport

Materials for Transport

Sustainable chemistry is key to more sustainable transport systems and personal mobility...

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Materials for Health and Well-being

Materials for Health and Well-being

An affordable and accessible healthcare system is key to a sustainable and cohesive society...

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Materials for Consumer goods

Materials for Consumer goods

Increasing the sustainability of consumer goods requires developments in materials that support recycling and reuse and that focus on...

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Materials for Energy Efficiency

Materials for Energy Efficiency

Sustainable chemistry is essential to improving energy efficiency in all types of buildings: new and old...

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Process
Feedstock

Feedstock

To ensure a sustainable future the European chemical industry must reduce its dependency on, largely imported, petroleum and gas feedstock...

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Catalysis

Catalysis

Catalysis is, perhaps, the single most important and pervasive interdisciplinary technology in the chemical industry and certainly one of...

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Process Control

Process Control

Process control and supervision of operations, from regulatory control to manufacturing planning and optimisation, has a major impact on...

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Process Intensification

Process Intensification

Process intensification presents a set of radically innovative new principles in process and equipment design that can bring significant...

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Downstream Processing

Downstream Processing

New and existing sustainable processes in the circular economy need to be able to cope with an increasing share of renewable, often...

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Digital
Cognitive and Connected Plants

Cognitive and Connected Plants

Advanced process control is key to achieving more sustainable chemical production processes.

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Big Data

Big Data

Future industries, and the chemical sector in particular, will be awash with data...

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Digital Platforms

Digital Platforms

Companies that were early adopters of digital have already successfully mastered platform strategies, the opportunity is now opening up to...

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Digital Skills

Digital Skills

Driving the growth of new flexible skills and an educated workforce able to learn fast and use digital technology as the central source for...

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