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Europe wants to be climate-neutral, and for that it is important to fully engage in circularity. Recent developments in markets and policies point to a clear transformation and long-term change in the value chain and raw materials. Chemical Recycling (CR) is gaining momentum.
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Discover the fast-growing sector and how chemical recycling is helping the transition to a circular economy. Hear all about it at the Chemical Recycling Summit (CRS) on 22 November 2022 at Moerdijk This event is co-sponsored by Shell, Port of Moerdijk and Circular Biobased Delta Foundation. Chemical Recycling is one of the focus themes of Circular Biobased Delta and the summit builds on more than 5 inspiring events around this theme in the past period.

Preliminary programme

The programme includes speakers from companies: Shell, Port of Moerdijk, Unilever, Inovyn. Clusters: Smart Delta Resources, Green Chemistry New Economy, Chemelot Circular Hub, Chemport Europe. And government: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat and the Environment Agency. The main topics of the summit are value chain creation, political framework, vision of the regional clusters, business pitches and networking. 100 leading experts are expected from big business, government, research and SMEs; all working on the future of Chemical Recycling and making the chemical industry sustainable. The uniqueness of the Summit is that we will not only discuss the value chain, technology and innovation, but also sit down with governments and implementing bodies. After all, regulations can be decisive in commercial success.

The goal: coalitions

Major chemical companies will face a feedstock transition in the coming years: from petroleum as a feedstock to waste plastics and organic residues or bio-resources. Each of these trajectories involves enormous complexity. No company can do that alone. It requires new coalitions between chemical companies, waste processors, governments, knowledge institutes and technology start-ups. With the Chemical Recycling Network, the Circular Biobased Delta supports entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities offered by this new branch of industry. The partnerships that are now being formed may well become decisive for future success. “A start-up that manages to connect with a brand owner like Unilever or a chemical giant like Shell now can scale its technology globally,” says Freek van Eijk, vice president of Circular Biobased Delta.

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