Fossil Fuel and Feedstock Replacement Materials
Materials chemists can help to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and feedstocks in a number of ways.
Methods to efficiently extract petroleum from low-quality sources can be developed
Improved catalytic and separation processes can be designed and optimised that enable us to efficiently and sustainably utilise syngas, methane, biological feedstocks and even carbon dioxide as fossil fuel alternatives
Polymers made from new and unique biomass feedstocks may eventually overtake petrochemical-derived plastics in terms of superior properties and functionality
Many of the goals outlined here should be achievable within a relatively short timescale, and will help to improve the world for this generation and the succeeding ones.
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