• Home
  • News
  • Outreach
  • SusChem-Spain 2020 General Assembly: Innovation in Chemistry for the Sustainable Development Goals


SusChem-Spain 2020 General Assembly: Innovation in Chemistry for the Sustainable Development Goals

SusChem is the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. It is a forum that brings together industry, academia, policy makers and the wider society. On two virtual sessions on 5 and 7 October 2020 the SusChem-Spain General Assembly took place. M. Rosa Palacín was invited in a roundtable about "Chemistry and Energy", in which she talked about new battery technolgies linked with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

Oct 15, 2020

The SusChem-Spain 2020 General Assembly included experts from different fields that highlighted the strategic involvement of R&D in the chemical sector in building a sustainable future as a provider of innovative solutions and more sustainable technologies along the value chain.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of people around the world. In 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted 17 Goals as part of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, which sets out a plan to achieve the Goals within 15 years, with the necessary involvement of governments, the private sector, and civil society.

The 2020 Assembly of SusChem-Spain focused on showing how chemistry contributes to sustainable development, providing innovative solutions that will be crucial to the greatest challenges of our time. Some of the goals are clearly connecte with chemistry (i.e. number 7: affordable and clean energy), while other seem more apart. However, all the goals are linked together, and chemistry will be one of the main issues to tackle. 

M. Rosa Palacín participated in the round table about Chemistry and Energy. When asked about the main challenges to attain the SDG, Emilio Nieto, from Centro Nacional del Hsaid that the main challenge was the "economies of scale", José Manuel Méndez, from Toyota, affirmed that the main challenge to overcome was the use of renewable energies in industries and production sectors; Beatriz Ruiz from Capital Energy, pointed out that the regulatory framework was a big challenge, and M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB Researcher, said that research in new materials should have a fundamental role in order to achieve the SDG in sustainability and cost. 

Read here the press release of the SusChem-Spain General Assembly.

Download here the documents of the General Assembly, including the presentations from the speakers. You can find here the slides from M. Rosa Palacín

Asamblea SusChem Espana 2020

Hits: 1010

Also at ICMAB

  • Christmas 2021 at ICMAB: let's celebrate it together on 17 December!

    10 December 2021 434 hit(s) Outreach
    Join us to celebrate Christmas together, in a nice event in honor of Susagna Ricart, Jaume Veciana and Enric Canadell. The celebration will be on Friday, 17 December, in the morning, starting from 10:30 am.Take a look at the programme we have prepared! Christmas programme in English   Programa de Nadal en català
  • The 2021 ICMAB Summer Party celebrates the Institute’s 35 years!

    23 July 2021 815 hit(s) ICMAB Events
    After last year’s party being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, we were stoked to be able to finally celebrate again! The 2021 ICMAB Party was celebrated after more than a year without live events due to the collective efforts to stop the spread of COVID. The party was not without changes, as it was celebrated entirely at ICMAB’s terrace to avoid concentrations of people inside. We celebrated on 16 July 2021 with many events, including the first CRYSTALMATCH contest, the awards ceremony for the FOTICMAB contest, the BEFORE&NOW photo activity, a tie dye workshop by Sara Ruiz, Nerea González and Lídia Ballell, a sketching workshop by Alejandro Santos, and the final of the Tennis Table tournament!
  • Closing Nanoinventum 2021: awards and interview with one of the teachers

    09 July 2021 946 hit(s) Outreach
    ICMAB Nanoexperts joined with schools to celebrate the closing event of this year’s Nanoinventum project
  • ICMAB Celebrates its 35th anniversary!

    05 July 2021 991 hit(s) Outreach
    The Institute was one of the four Materials Science CSIC Research Centers founded in 1986. This year is the 35th anniversary of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona! It was put together in 1986 through the union of different research groups from different local institutions, all coming together in a singular building which was, on its own, a collaboration between the CSIC and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, who conceded some of its territory so the ICMAB could be built near the Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM)).

INSTITUT DE CIÈNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA, Copyright © 2020 ICMAB-CSIC | Privacy Policy | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.