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.

Dr. Shanyu Zhao
Group leader in Functional Aerogel Materials Group

Phone: +41 58 765 4244