R4R — Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency
Global chemicals and manufacturing industries are at the core of our modern industrial society, developing and producing the key chemicals, materials, medicines and products that allow us achieve ever better standards of living. A large part of these precious products are created by chemists using energy and a range of simple materials which come from nature, i.e. minerals, water, air, natural gas and petroleum.
The current mainstream wave of societal concerns and innovation policies offer real opportunities to rejuvenate and transform chemical and process industries into eco-efficient high-technologies solution providers.
- Switching to bio-based feedstock
- Improving efficiency of processes
- Recycle wasted materials
- Looking at industry with an integrated approach ensuring synergies between sectors
About the project
Launched in November 2012 under the funded Research and Innovation Programme from the European Commission for a three years period, Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency (R4R) is the project that will overcome the European fragmentation of ambitious and innovative regions. Through its methodology, R4R could lead the path to promising and positive impacts on resource efficiency.
Last but not least, R4R will create the platform for international collaboration on resource efficiency with clusters in third countries to improve and accelerate innovation and promote European eco-innovative technologies globally.