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.
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
A NEW CLASS OF CHEMISTRY
Invention and discovery of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) at the University of Leicester
A wide breadth of academic research into multiple applications of DES including; aerospace, pharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals
Meet The Team
19 Years Working With DES
Expert in Industrial Use of DES
Author > 20 Papers + 5 Patents
Professor in Applied Geology
Leads UoL Research Partnership
Author > 50 Papers
20 years in Mining in Senior Finance, Commercial and Board roles. SMU Doctoral candidate in Sustainability
45 Years in Mining & Metals
Non-Exec Chairman Cornish Lithium
Non-Exec Director BHP
40 Years in Corporate Comms
Former Partner Bell Pottinger
Founder N2 Comms
Co-founder, 4th time founder
Ex fund partner (AUM $800m),
Project Manager & Geologist
>30 years in natural resources
Co-founder, 3rd time founder
>$3bn transactions in natural
PhD Mechanical Engineering