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Annual GPCA Forum special episode: Committed to sustainability and circularity

Episode 31
16 min / Published

Adriano Alfani, CEO, Versalis, speaks to Sara Soleja, GPCA Youth Council Sub-Committee Chair, and Project Engineer, Saudi Aramco, on the sidelines of the 17th Annual GPCA Forum as part of a special episode of the GPCA Podcast. 

Reflecting on the challenges of 2023, Alfani admits the past 12 months were not the most favorable for chemical and petrochemical producers globally, but he remains positive, highlighting some of Versalis’ key achievements, including a recent acquisition and realizing its objectives on advancing sustainability and circularity. 

He discusses:

  • Key highlights and challenges for the chemical industry and Versalis in 2023
  • His expectations for 2024, the challenges facing chemical producers in the next 12 months and how they should address them
  • How can the industry scale up for the clean energy transition? 
  • What can companies do individually and collectively to enable the transition and be a part of it?
  • Is the industry on track to meet ambitious net-zero targets for 2050? 
  • The roadblocks and challenges along the way
  • Opportunities presented by the energy transition to chemical and petrochemical producers and how chemical players can capitalize on them
  • The role of legislation and infrastructure building to ensure clean energy transition is accelerated

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