SusChem Switzerland is the Swiss entity of the SusChem European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. We bring together the unique diversity of Swiss leading academic institutions and chemical industries in order to discover and implement innovative solutions, with favourable environmental impact for next generations.
- to coordinate activities in Green & Sustainable Chemistry, as well as to provide platforms for experts and stakeholders for the exchange of information and know-how.
- To provide visibility for activities and initiatives with regard to Green & Sustainable Chemistry in Switzerland and support our partner to promote their activities on European level.
- To further educate on G&SC at various levels (students, academia, industrials, non-scientists). We showcase sustainable processing and the benefits of chemicals versus naturals. Explain and establish sustainability indexes.
- To bring to life novel and pre-competitive scientific collaboration models between academia and industry. To the former to drive the science, to the latter to implement it.
- To identify common area of interests and implement cross-sectorial collaborations (e.g. solvents, catalysis or the use of renewable feedstock).
- To act as influencing group to steer interest in academia versus areas of high industrial interest.
- Organize the Swiss SusChem days
- Organize meetings, seminars and workshops
- Award excellence in science with the Green & Sutainable Chemistry Award
- Represent Switzerland on European level with delegates in the European Technology platform and SusChem
- Take the guest editor role for a CHIMIA issues on aregular basis.
- Inform the community via Social Media channels and with the SFC newsletter.
Members of the Extended Board (Company Delegates)
Corinne Baumgartner, Givaudan
Felix Bobbink, Plastogaz
Philippe Corvini, FHNW Muttenz
Urs Brändli, Dottikon
Ermanno Filippi, Casale
Andreas Hafner, BASF
Stefan Hildbrand, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Marc Meienberger, Mettler Toledo
Gabriel Schäfer, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals
Sviatlana Siankevich, Embion
Thomas Staehrfeldt, Omya
Rudolf Stäuble, Schärer Schläpfer AG
Thomas Volkmer, Clariant
Agnes Zoller, SCG Chemicals
Jan Parduhn, WAB-Group
Vol. 73, 09/2019: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Vol. 69, 12/2015: Energy Storage Research in Switzerland – The SCCER Heat & Electricity Storage
Vol. 67, 03/2013: Solar Energy Harvesting
Vol. 61, 12/2007: Transformation & Storage of Solar Energy
Vol. 59, 01-02/2005: World Scale Production in Switzerland
SusChem Switzerland, Industrial Priorities 2023
- solvent purification (membrane)
- mobile/modular waste treatment assets
- recycling technologies (membrane)
- energy efficient separation of complex waste
- direct cycle (from waste to raw materials – by-pass CO2)
- carbon capture where high concentration/purity
- C-N-P waste management
- waste treatment
- waste valorization
- waste network - secondary usage of waste within our ecosystem
- non-precious metal catalysis
- alternatives to metal catalysis
- cross-coupling for biomass
- oxidations - safe air/oxygen oxidations with non-precious/non-metal catalysis
- redox-neutral sequences
- green technologies (electrochemistry, photochemistry)
- solvent-free reactions - mechanochemistry
- chemistry in water
- robust chemistry
- characterization of reactions
- chemicals from CO2
- new reactions with existing feedstock
- generation of raws from toolbox of technologies (pyrolysis, gazification)
- suitable sources of biomass/renewable, recaptured or biodegradable materials
- green solvents / green building blocks (from renewable resources)
- specification of biomass
- database creation
- reactor design
- chemical engineering
- manufacturing efficiency (operando methods...)
- training of young professionals
- continuous education on LCA
- sharing of data across industry
- data standardization
- digital twin for scenario assessment
- Biodegradable materials