Renewable aerogels

Reducing embodied emissions is increasingly crucial as the energy supply becomes more sustainable due to the increased production of renewables. Despite the numerous advantages of high-performance composite aerogels, they face significant challenges in terms of recyclability, environmental impact, and end-of-life solutions. The development of fully recyclable high-performance composite aerogels presents an opportunity to establish a sustainable circular economy for high-value-added applications. Pursuing the implementation of effective recycling processes is crucial to reduce waste, repurpose materials, and minimize their environmental footprint.

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Dr. Shanyu Zhao
Group leader in Functional Aerogel Materials Group

Phone: +41 58 765 4244