OUR STORY

Descycle was founded in 2018 with the sole mission of commercialising a revolutionary new class of chemistry, developed by the University of Leicester, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES).

 

DES have a very broad scope of potential applications across multiple industries and Descycle is focused on developing processes that will; have the highest environmental impact, that address the UN’s sustainable development goals, & have sufficient economic development scaling potential to generate over U$1 billion revenue per annum.

OUR MISSION

Reducing The Impact of Metals Production

"We founded Descycle when we saw the gigantic impact DES could have on the metals industry.

Not only can we replace toxic chemicals, such as cyanide, but we by-pass the use of smelters, which will translate to metals with a far smaller carbon footprint.

The Descycle Process developed for e-waste has the potential to a be zero carbon process, and is remarkably capital light. Attributes that will be game changing for the recycling industry"

Dr Rob Harris - Chief Technology Officer

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Our Roadmap

2003

A NEW CLASS OF CHEMISTRY

Invention and discovery of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) at the University of Leicester

2004-2014

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH

A wide breadth of academic research into multiple applications of DES including; aerospace, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals

Meet The Team

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19 Years Working With DES

Expert in Industrial Use of DES

Author > 20 Papers + 5 Patents

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Fred White

Chief Commercial Officer

Geologist &

Investment Professional

>$500m Deployed, >$100m Raised

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20 Years Mineral Process Engineer & Project Management

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Professor in Applied Geology

Leads UoL Research Partnership

Author > 50 Papers

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20 years in Mining in Senior Finance, Commercial and Board roles. SMU Doctoral candidate in Sustainability

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45 Years in Mining & Metals

Non-Exec Chairman Cornish Lithium

Non-Exec Director BHP

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40 Years in Corporate Comms

Former Partner Bell Pottinger

Founder N2 Comms

Our Directors

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Co-founder, 4th time founder
Ex fund partner (AUM $800m),
Project Manager & Geologist
>30 years in natural resources

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Co-founder, 3rd time founder
>$3bn transactions in natural
resources banking
PhD Mechanical Engineering

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Co-founder

40+ Years in C-Suite Mining Recruitment & Advisory

Our Partners

Commercial
Development

Research &
Developement

Patent
Attorneys