Molecules as a Service – From Linear to Circular

The transformation to a more sustainable, circular economy requires a variety of changes to traditional thinking about technology, business models and ecosystem dynamics. Becoming circular is impossible without embracing all of these changes. Yet, itr is possible even for individuals to start and accelerate impactful change. Triple Helix will demonstrate the Molecules as a Service approach as a model for fundamental change and will discuss real life cases such as SurePUre, the polyurethanes recycling/upcycling pilot plant near Antwerp.

A presentation by Steven Peleman, CEO, Triple Helix – Molecules as a Service.


Question 1: What drives you?
Impactful entrepreneurship for a more sustainable economy, planet and society. If that is too vague, I exploit my expertise but one question in mind: “would my daughter be proud…?”

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Because we believe to have found a model and approach that can help many industrial clusters (and markets) to more rapidly evolve. In addition, we provide proof for the power of the individual to realize sustainable breakthroughs and we are bound to facilitate new collaborations.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Apart from the often cited digital lever for change, alongside technology to overcome challenges, we feel a new logic will be detrimental. This logic builds upon systems thinking, complexity theory, open innovation, game theory and what we call the zero plus economy.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
They are all enablers, but it is up to human passion, intellect and entrepreneurial drive to make things happen.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Short-term logic driven by irresponsible selfishness towards future generations. Greenwashing is part of that logic.

About Triple Helix – Molecules as a Service
The first international conglomerate 100% dedicated to the continuous creation of systemic circular solutions at an industrial scale.

Steven Peleman is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Circular Chemistry Conference.

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