Sustainable chemistry

Chalmers Industrial Technology works with sustainable chemistry to promote efficient use of resources and to reduce pollution, hazardous substances, energy consumption and waste.

Development of sustainable chemical production

Sustainable chemistry, or green chemistry, is a broad term used for the design and development of chemical processes and products with the goal of minimizing negative environmental impact while maximizing societal and economic benefits. Several of us at Chalmers Industriteknik have a background as chemists or chemical engineers and work in projects on sustainable chemistry together with industry. This means that the aim is to promote an efficient use of resources and to reduce pollution, hazardous substances, energy consumption and waste. At the same time, this leads to direct financial benefits and increased competitiveness for the companies we work with.

In previous projects we have worked with the paint industry, companies that develop products with PVC and plasticizers, companies that develop ceramics for various applications and the food industry.

Meet the experts

Philip Gillgard

Project Manager, PhD

Carin Eklöf-Österberg

Project Leader, PhD

Bakgrund porträtt
Hanna Ulmefors

Project Manager, PhD

Kent Rundgren

Innovation Manager Ecosystem SME, PhD

Examples from real life
Project

Greenart

In the GREENART project, the focus is on new solutions, based on green and sustainable materials and methods, and on the development of advanced tools, to preserve and restore our …

Project

Ipinium

How can we phase out PFAS substances from our everyday lives and at the same time develop circular products?…

Project

SIOO Wood

How can we protect wood against attack by mould, fungus and insects in a sustainable way?…