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.
IAR – The French Bioeconomy Cluster (Coordinator)
IAR is the French Bioeconomy cluster. It brings together over 450 stakeholders from farmer cooperatives, research organisations, venture capital firms to start-ups, SMEs and large industries. IAR focuses on all dimensions of the bioeconomy: from feedstock production to its valorisation into food, feed, bio-based chemicals and bio-based materials as well as energy applications.
Merck is a global science and technology company focused on Life Science, Healthcare and Performance Materials. Merck is the leading global company in the supply of chemcials to the research community and is committed to the transition to a more environmentally friendly economy by progressively replacing conventional solvent with green solvent in its internal process. Merck is already in partnership with Circa, for the exclusive Cyrene™ distribution to the research community.
Will & Co
Will & Co is a sales and marketing organisation specialised in the chemical industry since 1924 with expertise in chemicals distribution. For more than 90 years, they have been responsible for international, marketing, logistics and distribution of raw materials, chemicals and food ingredients.
Its customer network is composed of more than 400 clients of which a substantial number are potential Cyrene™ end-users.
Talga Advanced Materials
Talga Advanced Materials is the test processing and distribution arm of Talga Group. Talga focuses on bringing innovative battery anode and graphene additive solutions to customers spanning multiple sectors including energy storage, composites and coatings.
Coal Products Limited
CPL is a diversified company operating in the carbon sector predominately the manufacture and distribute solid fuels and the distribution and regeneration of activated carbon.
University of York
University of York is a leading university in research. Its Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) leads research in the area of green and sustainable chemistry. In addition, the GCCE has been a long-term Circa partner, notably in the development of Cyrene™. The GCCE has been involved in numerous collaborative projects, including European projects, such as the BBI JU ReSolve project, and will offer its valuable experience to support the ReSolute project.
Huntsman Advanced Materials
Huntsman has been a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for nearly 50 years, its main markets covering composites, adhesives, speciality polymers and formulations. Huntsman values sustainability and environmentally friendly products as well as being engaged in innovation, including owning more than 5,000 patents.
AgroParisTech Innovation is the association developing and promoting research and innovation activities on behalf of AgroParisTech, the leading French higher education and research institution specialised in agriculture sciences, food sciences, environmental engineering and forestry. The Industrial Agro-Biotechnologies research unit (URD ABI), involved in the project, aims to valorize biomass through the combination of white biotechnologies, green chemistry and process engineering.
PNO is a consultancy firm with a strong experience in collaborative projects and European programmes. Being partner to multiple European projects has conferred PNO a strong background in Dissemination and Exploitation actions and planning. PNO has already been a partner in a significant BBI JU Flagship projects (BIOSKOH; AGRICHEMWAY; FARMYNG; AFTER-BIOCHEM; SCALE).
PFA Brussels is a scientific consultancy that provides technical and policy support on chemicals. PFA works with chemical manufacturers and importers, downstream users and related manufacturing industries, as well as regulatory authorities and government organisations.
Rambøll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across a wide variety of industries. Across the world, Rambøll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase to create sustainable cities and societies.
In the frame of ReSolute, Rambøll will assess the environmental, economic and social performance using a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) approach, comparing Cyrene™ to conventional and state-of-the-art alternatives for the selected applications (i.e. dipolar aprotic solvents).