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Circa Group AS has developed the world’s first and only continuous thermochemical process to convertwaste, non-food biomass into advanced bio-based chemicals, including the platform molecule levoglucosenone (LGO) and the novel solvent Cyrene™. Circa’s proprietary FuracellTM process has been proven over ten years, across five pilot plants, and its large prototype plant FC5 is operational in Tasmania, Australia. Using certified, renewable cellulose waste from papermaking and forestry operations, FC5, produces significant quantities of LGO and Cyrene™ for researchers and customers around the world.

Leading the ReSolute project consortium, Circa Sustainable Chemicals BV is based in Belgium and 100% owned by Circa Group AS. ReSolute will be supported by Circa personnel in the UK, Australia and Norway – as well as staff directly employed at the ReSolute site in France.

Role in the project:

Circa is ReSolute’s General Coordinator and will lead the consortium in the industrial scale-up of Cyrene™ production and sales in Europe. 


Dr. Sarah Hickingbottom