‘Innovation in bio-based chemicals’ - In cooperation with BioVale

Time & Location

Thursday: 13.00 to 14.30, Stage 3


Dr Fergal ByrneCEO - Addible Ltd

About this Session

BioVale’s ‘Innovation in bio-based chemicals’ flash talk session, hosted by Anna Zhenova, CEO Green Rose Chemistry, will showcase innovative research, entrepreneurs and SMEs offering a range of sustainable, low carbon, novel and drop-in bio-based products, processes, and services.

Speakers and organisations taking part in the flash talk session include:

  • Session host: Anna Zhenova, CEO – Green Rose Chemistry
  • Dr Fergal Byrne, Co-Founder – Addible
  • Maria Garcia, CEO – Bindethics
  • Natalia Stawniak, CEO Nuspec Oil
  • Susan Brench, CEO – Starbons
  • Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner – CEO Lixea
  • Dr. Andrew West – Chief Chemist, Bio-Sep
  • Gareth Little, HVB Enterprise Felllow
  • Dr. Joyce Bennett, HVB Enterprise Fellow / Business Manager of MORF
  • Dr Harriet Berry, HVB Enterprise Fellow and CEO – Natural Compound Solutions (NATCOM)

  • Presentation: ‘Addible’s “Solution” to Complex Waste Streams’

Speaker: Dr Fergal Byrne, CEO Addible Ltd (https://www.addible.co.uk/)

Bio: Safe sustainable solvents are becoming increasing important due to the high risk they can pose in a commercial setting. Fergal has designed, synthesized and scaled entirely new bio-based solvents to replace traditional ones, in particular replacements for toluene. He also designs green solvent formulations for plastic recycling, purification of materials, and extraction of valuable compounds.


Addible uses sustainable solvents for complex material recycling. A complex material is one that contains several components such as different types of plastic, foil or paper tightly bound together. Plastic additives may also be present to add further complexity. Effective recycling of such materials is an enormous challenge.

Addible’s patent-pending process separates each component of complex waste streams, acknowledging that each waste stream is different and must be treated as such. Furthermore, plastic additives are removed, allowing a virgin-quality polymer to be obtained. The result is a clean stream of recycled material that can be re-processed many times over.