PODCAST: Chemical industry transformation underway, better funding required – EPCA CEO

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–Europe’s chemical industry is already investing for a low carbon future, but will require new sources of public and private finance to scale up for success, according to Caroline Ciuciu, CEO of The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA).

  • Chemical industry transformation is already underway
  • Electrification will require huge amounts of renewable energy
  • Accessing finance to scale up is a huge challenge
  • Public funds, regulatory framework must encourage innovation
  • China’s Common Prosperity strategy will drive low carbon investment
  • Middle East exports to China could be threatened if carbon rules toughened
  • Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) vital for future industry success
  • EPCA had more than 800 registered delegates

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews Caroline Ciuciu, CEO of The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), ICIS Insight Editor Nigel Davis, and ICIS Senior Consultant Asia John Richardson.

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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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