Draft Programme

nova Session: “Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges” – An overview on a dynamic and growing field of technologies


10 February 2021, 10:00 – 14:00 h (CET), online.

Hosts: Michael Carus, Lars Krause (nova-Institute)


The following agenda/proceedings are planned fo far:

  • Lars Krause, nova-Institut (DE): Overview and classification about available chemical recycling technologies.
  • Julia Vogel, Umweltbundesamt (UBA) (DE): Chemical recycling as part of the circular economy?
  • Matti Nieminen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI): Thermochemical recycling technologies and their potential role in a circular economy
  • Shanar Tabrizi, Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) (BE): View on chemical recycling and how to legislate
  • Paulo Da Silva Lemos, European Commission (EU): Circular Economy and the role of Chemical Recycling

In a separate discussion round we would like to discuss the following topics with the participants:

  • How can chemical recycling be embedded in a circular economy?
  • How can the different technologies be evaluated?
  • On which standards, if any, can such assessments be carried out?
  • How does an EU strategy develop from this?


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