Just over a year ago I met the Punch Powertrain Solar team for the first time. The location was an empty workshop at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where the Punch team would build their entry for the World Solar Challenge 2015.
Sustainable chemistry - Objectives for 2025
Solvay reinforces its commitment to sustainable chemistry with 5 priority targets!
Food Ingredients Europe 2015 (December 1-3)
Meet us there and discover our solutions in vanillin and functional vanilla flavors
This year it has been my pleasure to act as co-secretary of the jury for the biannual Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize with my colleague Paul Baekelmans.
As modern technology becomes ever more complex, we expect our batteries to keep pace with our increasing need for mobile energy. We want batteries that are environmentally friendly, provide more power from a smaller package, charge faster, and last longer. Developing innovative materials for batteries which will meet these challenges is the job of my team here at Solvay.
I have just returned from the guar fields in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan (India), where Solvay is leading the Sustainable Guar Initiative in partnership with L’Oreal, the founding member.
2015 is a very special year for the Solvay group in South Korea as we celebrate 40 years since the company was established in this country.
This year I was honored to receive the CNRS medal, a special moment that has caused me to reflect on how much my early experience has influenced my career.
Working for Solvay, I get to undertake a lot of technically challenging projects which improve energy performance and reduce CO2 emissions.