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Green Solvents Firm Hires Former Nova Executive

9:52 AM MST | January 13, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Switchable Solutions, a green solvents firm, has hired Eric Kelusky, a former Nova Chemicals technology executive, the company says. The firm says it expects to complete pre-pilot testing of a solvent technology useful for bitumen extraction in oil sands and plastic waste recycling this year. The technology, based on a switchable hydrophilicity solvent, is more efficient and environmentally sound that current processes, Switchable says. It was developed by Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and GreenCentre Canada (Kingston, ON).   Tests of the bitumen...

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