Featured Session

RSC SME Showcase - supporting UK deep tech chemistry, for people and the planet - featuring presentations from Stoli Chem and Barton Blakeley

Time & Location

Wednesday: 16.00 to 16.30, Stage: 1

Session Host

Session Host: Andrew WaterworthIndustry Engagement Manager at Royal Society of Chemistry

About this feature session

The Royal Society of Chemistry supports innovative chemical sciences companies to align with its strategy of making the world a better place. Hear from two of these companies, Stoli Chem and Barton Blakeley, who will talk about manufacturing flow efficiencies driving the sustainability agenda and how shifting CO2 from problem to solution by creating everyday materials from this greenhouse gas can equip all of us with the ability to accelerate towards net zero.

Featured Presentations:

Sustainability in chemical manufacturing processes need not be a technological revolution.

Stoli Chem – Dr. Nikolay Cherasov

Burning CO2; Rocket Power for Climate Change.

Barton Blakeley – CEO Christopher Barton

Host Bio:

Involved in multiple chemical science industry sectors his entire life, Andrew has driven innovation forward and seen the challenges from every lens, R&D, manufacturing to commercial. He is passionate about making a difference and supporting innovative SMEs along their growth journey from idea to impact.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Nikolay Cherasov

Dr. Nikolay Cherasov

Founder and Managing Director -Stoli Chem

Presentation Title:

Sustainability in chemical manufacturing processes need not be a technological revolution.

About this presentation:

Lots of research goes into alternative energy sources and storage, new bio-based materials, and chemical feedstocks. Yet, a significant boost to sustainability credentials could be achieved without major disruption of chemistry supply chain or introducing major operational risks.

Continuous manufacturing significantly reduces energy consumption and production costs when compared to batch processing.

This talk addresses development of innovative multipurpose reactors, support received from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and how you could start your journey to continuous processing & scale-up.

Nikolay Cherasov – Speaker Bio:

Having spent a decade in academia researching and developing process chemistry and with over 50 research publications to his name Nikolay decided to establish Stoli Chem in 2016. With support from the Royal Society of Chemistry the end goal of this company is to develop innovative products that will halve the process manufacture costs of chemicals, improve energy efficiencies, and thus significantly improve the environmental impact of essential chemicals used in the industry supply chain.

Christopher Barton

Christopher Barton

CEO - Barton Blakeley

Presentation Title:

Burning CO2; Rocket Power for Climate Change.

About this presentation:

CO2 emissions are the old enemy of climate change. One of our biggest societal challenges to reducing emissions is economically managing them without reinventing systems or creating barriers throughout all industries that make modern living possible.

I will discuss our plans to bring about new technology which produces materials from CO2 that can then be used in the manufacture of tires, silicones, paints, pharmaceuticals, optics, electronics & fuels into major production, turning industry into a carbon capture ecosystem and how the Royal Society of Chemistry has supported this deep tech through its journey.

Christopher Barton – Speaker Bio:

Christopher, the CEO of Barton Blakeley Technologies is originally from the Aerospace industry so is well versed in dealing with international negotiations and new product development. This is where he started to wonder if commercial and environmental goals could be strategically aligned. He launched his applied sciences R&D company 6 years ago to look at capturing emissions, like CO2 and utilising them back into the chemical value stream thus driving forward the race to net zero.