ADVANCED MATERIALS IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Date event: 
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Starting from: 
10:00 until 13:00
Location
Permanent Representation of Slovenia to EU, Rue du Commerce 44
Event Type
External Event
Description

The Slovenian Business and Research Association and the National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia have the pleasure to invite you to the conference "Advanced Materials in Circular Economy".

Concept and objective:
Advance materials - constituting from materials for energy storage and conversion, biomaterials and biomimetic materials, are showing extraordinary properties in case they are structured and developed at nanolevel. They are widening their paths into real life applications. On the other hand, circular economy is also becoming a reality in the treatment of products after their end use. That is why it is of extreme importance that the close look and investigation is devoted to re-entering the life cycle, reuse, recycle of advanced materials. Only in this case the precious resources will not be wasted.
 
There is a strong demand for new advanced materials with highly improved or even completely redesigned properties and functionalities such as high energy storage capacity, efficient energy conversion, self healing, self assembly materials that form complex 3D nanostructures. In order to achieve resource efficiency and resource sufficiency there is a need to tackle resources that are difficult to convert ( e.g. carbon dioxide), sources that are impure (e.g. biomass), challenging to harvest ( e.g. solar and low grade thermal energy).
 
SBRA strongly believe that Europe needs its position in the world by linking design and production of advanced materials with their path in the circular economy.  The objective of the event is therefore to highlight the importance of the advanced materials research and innovation in Europe, especially on the nano level and transfer the knowledge to industry and product development.
 
Programme:
10.00 Welcome speech – SBRA, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia
10.15 Key note speech – overview of nanomaterials and it’s importance for circular economy
10.45 Research of advanced nano materials for circular economy – importance for industry, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia
11.30 Advanced nano materials for industrial leadership, Gorenje Group
11.50 Advanced materials & technologies for a circular economy,  VITO institute
12.10 Nanomaterials in circular economy – importance for cities, Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)
12.30 European policy and initiatives on advanced materials, European Commission
 
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