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Having nature on your side: How to merge business with green chemistry.

Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 - 19:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
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Youth section KVCV and Solvay Kring
http://www.kvcv.be/index.php/en/
Evening Lecture

In this lecture, Ecover’s journey will be addressed. Starting off at a small farm in Belgium and at the moment world leading company in ecological cleaning and laundry products. The presentation will take you through the hurdles and successes regarding business aspects as well as technological challenges. Speaker for the evening will be Elke Theeuwes.

Elke Theeuwes graduated form the University of Leuven in 2007, as Bio-engineer. She started working as a researcher at the University College Karel de Grote Antwerp. There she worked on projects on pure plant oil to be used in car engines and single cell oils. Since 2011 she works at the R&D department of Ecover, first as a researcher and later on as a project co-ordinator raw material development.

The lecture will be organized by the Youth section of KVCV (Royal Flemish Chemical Society) and Solvay Kring. The lecture will be held in English and attendance will be free of charge for members of KVCV and Solvay Kring, fee for other participants is 4€. A small reception will be held afterwards.