Pre-Conference Day | 30 September 2019

ReSolve Stakeholder Workshop

This workshop is jointly organised by  & .


12:00-13:00         Lunch and registration

13:00-14:00         Session 1: Safer solvent substitution

13:00 Integrated assessment of safety and sustainability
Dr Petra Hogervorst, Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment

13:30 Commercial introduction of novel green solvents to the global scientific community
Dr Jane Murray, Merck KgaA

14:00-14:15         Coffee break

14:15-16:00         Session 2: ReSolve project results so far

14:15 Introduction and highlights
Prof James Clark, University of York

14:30 An integrated testing strategy to evaluate toxilogical safety issues of candidate solvents
Dr Barbara van Vugt-Lussenburg, BioDetection Systems

15:00 Safer and high performing bio-based alternatives to NMP
Dr Fabien Deswarte, Circa Sustainable Chemicals Ltd
– TEE and LCA of the most promising NMP and Toluene alternatives
Dr Ángel Puente, nova-Institut GmbH (combined talk with Dr Deswarte and Dr Byrne)

15:30 Safer and high performing bio-based alternatives to Toluene
Dr Fergal Byrne, University of York

16:00-17:00         Session 3: Feedback and discussion session

                              Challenges of solvent substitution and bringing new solvents to market

17:00-17:30         Wrap-up

18:00                    EFIB 2019 Welcome Reception, Panoramic Hall, THE SQUARE

                              All workshop attendees are invited to the EFIB 2019 Welcome Reception


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