Circa launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute in the UK 

September 22, 2022 |

In Norway, biochemical firm Circa Group said it has launched the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute at the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) in the UK, with the aim of advancing and promoting the development and commercialization of renewable chemistry.

The Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute is a new industrial innovation hub, with the task of supporting customer and market applications for renewable chemicals, including Circa’s portfolio of bio-based products based on platform chemical levoglucosenone (LGO).

Tony Duncan, CEO of Circa Group, said: “Being able to provide customers with knowledge and expertise on the use of Cyrene in real world applications and processes, along with the development of new products and solvents has always been important for Circa. And leveraging the knowledge on Cyrene built up at the GCCE in recent years makes a lot of sense. The Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute will be an important partner supporting the take-up of innovative products in the bio-based circular economy.”

 “The Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute will carry out cutting edge research on commercially relevant platform molecules and their production to further the development of more sustainable chemicals and products,” said James Clark, Professor of Industrial and Applied Chemistry and Founder of the GCCE.

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