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Industrial Case Studies

Biorenewables Development Centre

Starbon Technologies


Circa Group - Bio Based Solvents

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) works closely with industry to deliver competitive tailor-made solutions that are more profitable, less wasteful, less damaging to the environment and more socially acceptable. Customers come from many sectors and range from small manufacturing enterprises through to large corporations at local to international level. The Centre is dedicated to improving and developing innovative processes and products for the chemical, energy, food, pharmaceutical and related industries through the application of green chemistry.

Our Industrial Engagement Facility (IEF) includes a hot desk area, laboratory space and access to specialist instrumentation dedicated to visiting industrial partners geared to their specific applied research interests. In addition, an industrial engagement space, a large multi-function, seminar/lecture room and meeting room facilitating one-to-one discussions, small seminars as well as larger events.


RenewChem is a non competitive club run by the GCCE, comprising industrial partners looking to further sustainable manufacturing and the circular economy. RenewChem includes the first fully integrated Centre for Graduate Training (CGT) in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing. We aim to re-educate current workforces and develop a new generation of entrepreneurial, business-minded sustainable chemists.

Microwave Commercialisation Club (MCC)

The Microwave Commercialisation Club (MCC) is a multidisciplinary team including experts in chemical engineering, microwave technology, biomass chemistry and process management. The MCC is funded by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account – with the overall aim of supporting the transition of microwave technology into industry.