20 September 2021

Reaching Net Zero: The Role of Advanced Materials

Catch up on the IOM3 Sustainable Future Week webinars. This is webinar 6 of 10.

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As part of its Sustainable Future theme to help build momentum ahead of COP26, IOM3 hosted a week of virtual events across 6-10 September. This week showcased the vital role of professionals in materials, minerals and mining in the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient society.

The third day of the series explored the role of materials in mitigating climate change. The day concentrated on the different materials types and what companies are doing to reduce the carbon footprints of what are vitally important products to the economy.

This webinar focused on the materials and processing industries and how they can/will play a crucial role in decarbonisation and the route to net zero. This includes the role of materials and how they are made, processed and used and how critical these industries are as vital parts of the overall strategy towards a net zero future. 

Hear from a range of industrial, academic and policy experts as they explore the role of manufacturing and materials in reaching Net Zero. This session looks in more detail at:

  • complementary low carbon technologies related to the manufacture and use of materials
  • an understanding of the role of materials in unlocking these low carbon technologies
  • an opportunity to discuss with industry and research leaders the challenges in bringing these new technologies to market

You'll hear from

  • Materials 4.0 
    Professor David Knowles
  • The Role of Advanced Materials in the Decarbonisation of Air Transport
    Neil Glover, Rolls-Royce