PODCAST: Capturing growth from sustainability tops EPCA agenda

Author: Will Beacham

2020/10/12

BARCELONA (ICIS)--How to capture growth from sustainability amid rapid changes in end use markets and the energy mix topped the agenda at this year’s virtual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting.

  • Industry must change rapidly to meet need for low carbon, sustainable Europe
  • With oil refineries closing, less naphtha availability may drive recycling
  • Coronavirus has accelerated existing paradigm shifts
  • BASF’s troubles reflect industry situation in Europe
  • Polyethylene (PE) demand could fall rapidly if furlough schemes cut

Listen to this podcast with Caroline Ciuciu CEO, EPCA; John Richardson, ICIS senior consultant, Asia; Paul Hodges, chairman New Normal Consulting and ICIS Insight editor, Nigel Davis.

Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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Interview by Will Beacham