Queens spinout company, Green Lizard Technologies, scooped a top spot and £10,000 in the Royal Society of Chemistry's flagship industry event, Chemistry Means Business.
The company was selected by a panel of expert judges after pitching their idea in the "Food & Drink" category in front of a live audience, at Chemistry Means Business on 13 June 2017.
The team are developing a novel, vitamin-based technology for the purification of vegetable oils. The technology reduces various impurities and eliminates carcinogenic compounds such as 3-MCPD. The vitamin can be regenerated and reused in further oil purification and contributes to significant reductions in process intensity and provides safety and security for consumers.