Circa Group AS and Merck announced the finalisation of an agreement for the supply of Cyrene?, Circa?s sustainable, bio-derived industrial solvent. Cyrene? is a bio-based solvent that demonstrates circularity, sustainability, and safety at every stage of its life cycle.

From fossil-free non-food feedstock to its recyclability and end-of-life disposal, it is a safer and more sustainable alternative to traditional toxic petroleum-based solvents, such as dimethylformamide (DMF). The DMF market is expected to reach $545.4 million by 2030, growing at an average CAGR of 4.8% between 2024 and 2030. However, there is growing demand for alternatives given government regulations and concerns about human health and the environment.

Cyrene?, which is recognized as Sustainability Product of the Year by Business Intelligence Group?s Sustainability Awards and a Top Product by the Environment + Energy Leader Awards, is a promising option for various applications.