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Bio-design of Sustainable Composite Materials

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York Science Park

Innovation Way

Heslington, York

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The Composites Leadership Forum 2016 UK strategy identified opportunity to grow the current composite product market from £2.3bn to £12bn by 2030. Action is required to produce a Composite industry that is sustainable into the future. Increasing the market penetration of composites will reduce environmental impact through light-weighting and durability, but there is a need to develop cost-effective bio-based materials to further reduce the environmental impact and de-couple prices from oil. This workshop will identify the technology needs and gap perspective and inform where the UK has specific leading position forming a series of recommendations.

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10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome Rachael Rowlands-Jones, KTN

10:40 Overview of Sustainable Composites Steven Brown, Composites UK

11:00 Chemistry needs for Sustainable Composite Materials Sohail Hajatdoost, Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry

11:20 Bio-based routes to sustainable monomers Dr Tom Farmer, University of York

11:40 Introduction to Breakout Sessions Rachael Rowlands-Jones, KTN

11:45 Session 1

12:30 Lunch & Networking

13:30 Session 2

14:00 Group Feedback

14:30 Next Steps

15:00 Close

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