PANEL SESSION:

RSC Sustainability Panel Session

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 2

Hosted by Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr Florence GschwendCTO and Co-founder – Lixea

About this Session

Whether it’s creating new technologies, enhancing recycling capabilities, or developing novel waste management solutions, Royal Society of Chemistry members are truly working at the cutting-edge to find the answers for a greener future. Join this panel session to discover the fantastic and innovative work RSC members are doing to make the world a better, safer, and more sustainable place for us all.

Featured Panellists include:

Guest Panellist Bio:

Florence is co-founder and CTO of Lixea. During her PhD at Imperial College’s Chemical Engineering Department, she co-invented the Dendronic process which uses an environmentally friendly solvent called ionic liquids to separate the different components wood and agricultural residues. These components can then be used to produce new chemicals and materials, shifting our reliance away from petroleum. She has received numerous accolades, including the EIT Change Award and the IChemE Young Researcher Award and has raised over EUR4.5m in funding for her company Lixea which is currently commissioning a pilot plant for the Dendronic process in Sweden. She is passionate about using her skills to make a lasting difference to the environment and society.