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3rd International Symposium on Green Chemistry

The 3rd International Symposium on Green Chemistry will be taking place from May 3–7, 2015 in La Rochelle, France.

ISGC-2015 will bring together all those who are involved with research in green chemistry: academic scientists, R&D researchers, key opinion leaders, and young researchers. A unique scientific program is planned with speakers from international academic institutions, companies in chemical, biotechnological, cosmetical and pharmaceutical sectors, start-ups and engineering.

The symposium will offer 200 oral communications (flash & oral communications) and several poster sessions. During ISGC-2015 the organizing committee with the expertise of the scientific committee will present green chemistry awards: an ISGC “Green Chemistry” award, a Young Researcher award (<40years) and poster awards.

Each topic will be introduced by a plenary lecture delivered by an eminent scientist of the field. Several plenary speakers have already been confirmed including:

ISGC 2015 invites all interested researchers to apply to the call for communication, so visit the website for further information and to get involved now!

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2nd International Symposium on C–H Activation

Congratulations to Daniel Zell and Tatiana Besset, who were awarded Royal Society of Chemistry poster prizes at the 2nd International Symposium on C–H Activation.

Green Chemistry was pleased to sponsor the symposium, which took place from June 30th – July 3rd, 2014 in Rennes, France with the aim of presenting to academic and industry researchers the recent researches and developments of C-H bond activation/functionalization.

The symposium was attended by Chao-Jun Li, Editorial Board member of Green Chemistry who presented the poster prize to Daniel Zell, University of Göttingen, Germany for his poster entitled “Meta-selective C−H bond alkylation by ruthenium catalysis”.

Tatiana Besset, University of Rouen, France was also awarded a poster prize for her poster with the title “Direct introduction of fluorinated groups on alkenes and alkynes”.

For more details about the meeting, visit the symposium website.

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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at NSC2014

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at NSC2014 (16th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis). Green Chemistry and Catalysis Science & Technology were pleased to sponsor a poster prize each at the symposium, which were awarded as follows:

Green Chemistry poster prize
awarded to Aron Dombovari, University of Oulu
for “Photocatalytic processing of algae

Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize
awarded to Jacob O. Abildstrøm, Technical University of Denmark
for “Investigation of Mesoporous TS-1 for the Catalytic Formation of N-oxides

The prize winners received a certificate and a book from Royal Society of Chemistry Books.

You can read more about the Poster Award and find out about the Nordic Symposium on the UiO website.

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5th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry

The 5th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry will be taking place August 17–21 2014, in Durban, South Africa.

The main objective of the conference is to emphasize the importance of green chemistry for sustainable development, and to promote novel research and collaborations, by bringing together experts and interested parties from all over the world and from diverse bodies – from the academia to the industry and to governments.

The conference will be a multidisciplinary event considering all the major areas of green chemistry, including green synthesis processes, catalysis, environmentally benign solvents, energy storage, biofuels, green chemistry education, policies, and many other interesting topics. Interfaces with other sciences and other research areas will be actively encouraged. Special attention will also be given to the roles of green chemistry in fast-growing economies and to the promotion of green chemistry in the African continent.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Peter Mahaffy, King’s University College, Canada
  • Claudio Mota, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bruno Pollet, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Pietro Tundo, Ca’Foscari University, Italy
  • Tao Zhang, Institute of Chemical Physics, China

The conference will also feature a special keynote talk and medal presentation to our 2014 Green Chemistry Award winner, Professor Mike North from the University of York.

The conference is being supported by the RSC’s Pan Africa Chemistry Network, which aims to help African countries to integrate into regional, national and internation scientific networks. The PACN has awarded a number of bursaries for African scientists to attend this conference. It is also sponsoring a number of plenary speakers.

The deadline for registration is June 30 2014.

For more information and to register, please visit the website: www.saci.co.za/greenchem2014

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“Sustainability in Chemistry” – September 28-30, 2014, Erlangen, Germany

In their biannual meeting, the division “Sustainable Chemistry” within the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will discuss all topics related to sustainable and green chemistry, methodology, synthesis and processes. In the upcoming meeting autumn 2014, the scientific focus will lie on:

  • Sustainable Synthesis Including Catalysis and Biotechnology
  • Green solvents
  • Renewable Feedstocks
  • Sustainable Macromolecular Chemistry
  • “Assessment and politics”, Green chemistry education

 The submission of both poster and oral contributions via the conference website is now open

 https://www.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/suschem2014/

 Invited lectures

  • Shu Kobayashi, Tokyo, J
  • Ulf Hanefeld, Delft, NL, “From sp2 to sp3 utilising enzymes”
  • Konrad Hungerbühler, ETH Zürich, Ch, “Sustainability Indicators in Chemistry”
  • Cor Koning, Eindhoven, NL, “New developments in sustainable and renewable coating materials”
  • Bert Sels, Leuven, BE, “A lignocellulosic biorefinery concept in Leuven: a chemist’s view”
  • Matthias Beller, Rostock, D,  “Chemistry goes Green: Technologies for the Development of a Sustainable Society “
  • Michael Dreja, Henkel AG & Co KGaA, Düsseldorf, D, “Sustainable detergents – where are we on our way towards 2030?”
  • Harald Gröger, Bielefeld, D, “Combination of the two “worlds” chemo- and biocatalysis towards one-pot processes in water”
  • Burkhard König, Regensburg, D, “Chemical photocatalysis using visible light”
  • Andreas Künkel, Biopolymers , BASF, D, “Symbiosis of Chemistry and Biology: BASF’s Biodegradable and Renewable Polymers”
  • Uwe Lahl, Darmstadt, D, “Indirect Land Use Change ( iLUC)”
  • Alexander Vyhnal, STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG, D, “WOPEX – A sustainable materials innovation by STAEDTLER”
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10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries

The 10th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries is taking place on June 4-6, 2014 in Valladoid, Spain. A range of delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.

The conference further aims to provide an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.

The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures and oral presentations by international experts, a poster session and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are also offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium. Around 400 international participants are expected from over 30 countries.

A great line-up of speakers has been confirmed, with the following as just a small selection:

  • Prof. Richard Wool, University of Delaware, USA
  • Prof. Karen Wilson, European Bioenergy Research Institute
  • Prof. Eric Beckmann, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Prof. Yusuf Christi, Massey University, New Zealand

There’s still time to sign up with pre-registration closing on June 1, 2014.

Visit the website for more information and to register: www.rrbconference.com/rrb-10-welcome

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2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference – Innovating for Success in the Great Lakes

The 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference – Innovating for Success in the Great Lakes Region – is taking place on April 1-2, 2014 in Cleveland, OH and there’s still time to register. This two-day conference will bring together businesses, researchers, state environmental agencies and NGOs to hear about how Green Chemistry and sustainable chemistry initiatives in the Great Lakes are driving innovations all along the supply chain. Keynote speakers include some of the most prominent names in the field of Green Chemistry. Our morning keynote  John Warner is the co-author of the landmark publication Green Chemistry, Theory and Practice, and is currently the president and chief technology officer at Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. He will talk about “Mechanisms from Nature in Materials Design”. Julie Zimmerman, our luncheon keynote, is the Associate Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University, will speak about “Green Engineering:  Fundamentals, Sustainability, and Design”, and our final keynote on Tuesday morning will be Dennis McGavis, Global Director of EHS Sustainability at Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. Dennis will be presenting on “Two big challenges for green chemistry innovation – from an industry perspective”.

Great Lakes Chemistry Conference

The conference will also include several dynamic panels and breakout sessions with opportunities to hear from companies on the cutting edge of innovation in the region, as well as from academic institutions such as the University of Toledo who has just opened their new School of Green Chemistry and Engineering. Panels will address the Imperative for Green Chemistry in the Great Lakes, How Policy Drives Green Chemistry Innovation,: The Business Perspective, Green Chemistry Innovations in Business, and Getting Started on Alternatives Assessments, followed by breakout sessions where participants will have the opportunity to engage in more in-depth discussion on issues raised with the panel sessions.

On April 1, the first night of the conference, the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network, one of the conference sponsors, will host a dinner at the Mallorca Restaurant in Cleveland in honor of John Warner, to which all conference registrants are invited to make reservations.

More information and registration for the conference can be found at www.glrppr.org/conference/registration

Two additional events will also be available as part of the conference. On March 31, the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable will hold a half day meeting. Separate registration is required and more information is available from at Laura Barnes at l-barnes@illinois.edu. Immediately following the conference, on Thursday, April 3, there will be a one-day GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals Training. This is a training on the hazard assessment tool,  GreenScreen™  for Safer Chemicals, developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. Separate registration is required, and more information is available by contacting greenscreen@cleanproduction.org

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The Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” – registration now open for 2nd conference

After a successful first edition of the International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” in 2013, we will hold the 2nd International Conference from June 16th to 18th, 2014 in the Eurogress, Aachen, Germany. As in 2013, contributions and presentations from researchers inside and outside of TMFB will be presented in combination with keynote lectures by recognized experts from both academia and industry. The conference will take place as follows:

2nd TMFB International Conference
of the Cluster of Excellence
“Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass”
June16th-18th, 2014
Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen, Germany

The Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” invites you to participate in this conference. For the detailed time schedule, please see the attached preliminary conference agenda. The missing titles of the keynote lectures will be updated soon, the latest versions of the conference program will be uploaded to our webpage.

You can register for the conference until Saturday, May 30th, 2014.

On the registration page you will also find a link to the Aachen Tourist Service which you may use to book your hotel room for the conference. The contingent that can be accessed via that link will be available until 02.05.2014.

For further information please visit http://www.fuelcenter.rwth-aachen.de/index.php?id=297&L=2.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Aachen.

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NSC2014 – 16th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis

NSC2014 – 16th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis
From fundamentals to industrial application

 June 15th–17th 2014, Oslo, Norway

Registration is now open for the 16th Nordic Sympo­sium on Catalysis, a biannual conference organised by the Nordic Catalysis Society. The symposium constitutes a unique meeting ground for researchers within all aspects of catalysis in the Nordic countries.

The topic of the 2014 conference is ‘From fundamentals to industrial application’. Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Prof. Johannes Lercher, Technische Universität München.
  • Prof. Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock.
  • Dr. Martina Peters, Department Head – Chemical Catalysis, Bayer Technology Services

Four Nordic Keynote Lectures will also be given by younger researchers representing Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. These will include:

  • Prof. Vincent G.H. Eijsink , Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Dr. Esa Toukoniitty, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Christian Hulteberg, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University

The deadline for registration is May 16th 2014.

Visit the website for full details and to register: www.nsc2014.org

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AMI to hold 3rd international conference on sustainable production of plastics and elastomers

For the future generations the world needs to move towards a renewable supply structure including materials and AMI is bringing together a group of concerned professionals and expert scientists at Green Polymer Chemistry 2014, which takes place from 18th to 20th March 2014 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany.

Green Polymer Chemistry 2014 provides an ideal forum for today’s market, as the polymer industry looks at alternatives to petrochemical sources to ensure a viable long-term future. The conference will stimulate a debate on feedstock for polymers, green polymers, performance plastics and monomer sourcing.

Green Polymer Chemistry 2014 offers an excellent networking and sourcing opportunity for brand owners, environment and sustainability managers, business development and innovation professionals, chemical engineers, plastics manufacturers, agriculture specialists, biorefinery experts, biochemists, researchers, and suppliers to the industry to debate sustainable, economic solutions for polymer synthesis.

Attending, Exhibiting and Sponsoring
For details on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact Kat Langner.
E: kl@amiplastics.com T: +44 (0) 117 924 9442

Green Polymer Chemistry 2014
18–20th March 2014, Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany
Website:
http://amiplastics.com/events/Event.aspx?code=C564&sec=3717
Brochure: http://amiplastics.com/Events/Resources/Programme/Green%20Polymer%20Chemistry%202014%20Brochure.pdf

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