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S4 - Sustainable Solvent Selection Service


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The Sustainable Solvent Selection Service, or ‘S4’, was developed by the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) to offer advice and scientific expertise regarding solvents and solvent use.

Under European regulations (REACH) and other global legislation, the use of certain solvents in formulations, cleaning applications, and chemical manufacturing is being restricted. As the use of certain hazardous solvents becomes untenable, there is an urgent need to replace them with safer alternatives.

S4 is a combination of computational modelling and design, supported by laboratory testing in order to develop new bespoke solvents according to the specific application required. 'S4' uses a combination of specialized software packages and our own research driven knowledge in biomass valorization to develop benign renewable solvents specific to o‌ur clients.