The new SusChem SIRA focuses on technology priorities towards 2030, across Advanced Materials, Advanced Processes as well as the implementation and co-development of Enabling Digital Technologies. Horizontal topics are equally addressed, including sustainability assessment innovation, safe-by-design for chemicals and materials, as well as building on education and skills capacity in Europe.
The SIRA is the result of a co-creation process together with stakeholders across the innovation ecosystem. It outlines the strategic Research and Innovation (R&I) priorities, with a strong relevance to sustainable chemistry, linking to Horizon Europe and beyond. The DEMETO project is mentioned twice in the report, thanks to its innovative use of microwaves as part of a process intensification approach for the catalysed alkaline hydrolysis depolymerisation reaction of PET.