News

ReSolve at BMC 2018

IMG_0798
ReSolve coordinator, Dr. Thomas Farmer, was invited to give a talk about his work in a session entitled ‘Environmental Solutions’ at the 11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany. Dr. Farmer’s talk was focussed on the tools and techniques for bio-based solvent substitution as demonstrated by project ReSolve. His talk looked in greater detail at two leading candidates (2,2,5,5-tetramethyloxolane and Cyrene) currently under further investigation and scale-up. The talk finished with a description of how the solvent selection techniques are developed for the above two candidates are being further extended to seek other alternatives for the future.