- Decarbonisation, which focuses on reducing carbon dioxide emissions through conversion to fuels, chemicals, construction materials, etc.;
- Green materials, including the development of environmentally friendly products which are biodegradable and circular materials which can be recycled and upcycled;
- Green processes, that reduce carbon footprint and solvent waste, and improve energy efficiency, for example in sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing.
With its core competences in organic and biomolecular chemistry, sustainable polymers, formulation technologies, catalysis, and process R&D, the institute will advance R&D in areas such as low-carbon technologies, carbon life cycle assessment, sustainable materials and green manufacturing processes. ISCE2 is a re-organisation of A*STAR’s former Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences.