Large research grant for developing green chemistry
The Swedish financier Mistra is investing SEK 70 million in the four-year research program SafeChem, which aims to create a sustainable chemicals industry and reduce exposure to hazardous substances. The programme is coordinated by IVL and brings together researchers from Stockholm University, Rise, KTH, Danish DTU and industry-wide actors.
– This is a large and significant investment and a first step towards the creation of a research and innovation platform for green chemistry in Sweden and internationally. Mistra's arrangement with a joint program where the research is carried out in collaboration between research institutes, academia and industry gives us great opportunities for both new knowledge and utilization in the companies, says John Munthe, head of research at IVL.