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Special issue on ‘Bio-based Safer Solvents’

ReSolve is running a special issue on ‘Bio-based and safer solvents’ hosted by Molecules (MDPI, Open Access). This Special Issue will bring together researchers from different disciplines with the purpose of providing and demonstrating the use of safe and sustainable solvents for the benefit of industry and society. Contributions are welcome from chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, policy, and the environmental sciences. We welcome submissions of original research and reviews that address some aspect of the Special Issue’s theme. Click here to submit your entries. Submission deadline is 31 May 2019.

ReSolve at BMC 2018

IMG_0798ReSolve 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.