Secure, clean and efficient energy supports the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system in the face of increasingly scarce resources, growing energy needs and climate change. Its objectives include reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint, providing low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply, and alternative fuels and mobile energy sources, and building a single, smart European electricity grid.

Solutions to further boost energy efficiency and adopt alternative energy sources are key for the competitiveness of the chemical sector. And the chemical industry’s new technologies and products can deliver sustainable low carbon energy production, advanced energy storage technologies and improved energy efficiency for the whole of society.

Contributions from sustainable chemistry can significantly boost the supply and use of renewable power, improve energy efficiency in industry, construction and transport securing jobs and growth, while also improving Europe’s security of supply for energy.

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Competitiveness

Competitiveness

In a globalised market industrial competitiveness is essential to drive economic growth and retain and boost employment, especially for...

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

The European Commission’s ambitious Circular Economy Package aims to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a...

Energy Union

Energy Union

Secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy is an essential foundation for a sustainable society and an economy that can provide jobs...

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy

To cope with an increasing global population, depletion of resources, increasing environmental pressures and climate change, Europe needs...

Related Technologies

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...

Materials for Transport

Materials for Transport

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

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...

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...

Materials for Energy Efficiency

Materials for Energy Efficiency

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

Cognitive and Connected Plants

Cognitive and Connected Plants

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

Big Data

Big Data

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

Digital Platforms

Digital Platforms

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

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...

Related Initiatives

PPPs

PPPs

The European Commission has facilitated the establishment of a number of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to accelerate research and...

Grant-it

Grant-it

GRANT-IT is your one-stop access to funding opportunities from the European Commission and select Regional and National governments in the...

Educate to innovate

Educate to innovate

The Educate to Innovate programme is part of SusChem’s strategy to facilitate a continuing, constructive dialogue and create synergies...