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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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2nd International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (TMFB)”

On the 16th–18th June 2014, the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (TMFB)” at RWTH Aachen University will organize it’s 2nd International Conference on Biofuel production and combustion. After their International Workshops were turned into an open Conference for the first time in 2013, the Aachen scientists continue to transfer their interdisciplinary research approach to their International Conference which is organized in different sessions that reflect the research structure of the Cluster of Excellence:

 The following topics will be addressed in separate sessions during the conference:

• Biomass Fractionation and Pre-treatmentTailor Made Fuels from Biomass Conference Germany

• Enzymatic and Catalytic Biomass Processing

• Catalytic Synthesis and Conversion of Biomass-based Streams to Platform Molecules and Fuels

• (Bio-)refinery Process Optimization

• Injection, Ignition and Combustion of Biofuels

• Combustion Process and Exhaust Gas After treatment Optimization of Biofuels

Call for Papers: If you would like to contribute to this conference with a presentation of your work in one of the above fields, please send in a one-page summary of your topic – click here for full details on how to submit.  The deadline for submission is the 31st January 2014.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

The conference sessions will complemented by key note lectures from experts of all addressed disciplines:

• Gabriele Centi, Professor of Industrial Chemistry, University of Messina, the Netherlands

• André Faaij, Professor for Energy System Analysis, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

• Tiziano Faravelli, Professor for Chemical Reaction Engineering and Chemical Kinetics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

• Kohsuke Honda, Professor for Biotechnology, Osaka University, Japan

• Luuk van der Wielen, Distinguished Professor for Biobased Economy, Delft University of Technology and President of the Executive Board of BE-Basic Foundation, the Netherlands

• Marcel Wubbolts, CTO, Royal DSM, Urmond, the Netherlands

Visit the conference website for more information.

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Brazil Symposium Series on Analytical and Sustainable Chemistry

We are pleased to announce The Royal Society of Chemistry Brazil Roadshow that will take place in three Brazilian locations this November.

This symposium series consists of three one-day scientific symposia in Campinas, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte, featuring lectures by some of the world’s leading international scientists in analytical science and sustainable chemistry.

The roadshow is free to attend and will bring together academics, students and industrial scientists in a stimulating and friendly environment. Join us to find out more about our journals and wider activities! Click here to register.

4th November: University of Campinas (IQ-UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil

6th November: The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (IQ-UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

8th November: The Federal University of Minas Gerais (DQ-UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Among the outstanding scientists presenting at the roadshow:

Frank Vanhaecke (Chair of the JAAS Editorial Board)

Craig Banks (Analytical Methods Associate Editor)

James Clark (Green Chemistry Advisory Board member)

Janet Scott (Green Chemistry Advisory Board member)

Boris Mizaikoff, (Analyst Associate Editor)

George Huber, (Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board)

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proud to support and publish high-impact research from all over the globe, and a large amount of our content is from authors in Brazil. Below are some examples of the high-quality content published in Green Chemistry, Analyst, Analytical Methods, RSC Advances and JAAS by Brazilian authors, free to access until 22nd November:

Glycerol as a recyclable solvent for copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of diaryl diselenides with aryl boronic acids
Vanessa G. Ricordi, Camilo S. Freitas, Gelson Perin, Eder J. Lenardão, Raquel G. Jacob, Lucielli Savegnago and Diego Alves
Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1030–1034, DOI: 10.1039/C2GC16427B

Reversible polymerization of novel monomers bearing furan and plant oil moieties: a double click exploitation of renewable resources
Carla Vilela, Letizia Cruciani, Armando J. D. Silvestre and Alessandro Gandini
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 2966–2974, DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20053H

Easy dual-mode ambient mass spectrometry with Venturi self-pumping, canned air, disposable parts and voltage-free sonic-spray ionization
Nicolas V. Schwab, Andreia M. Porcari, Mirela B. Coelho, Eduardo M. Schmidt, Jose L. Jara, Jesui V. Visentainer and Marcos N. Eberlin
Analyst, 2012, 137, 2537–2540, DOI: 10.1039/C2AN16312H

Capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection on microfluidic systems—ten years of development
Wendell Karlos Tomazelli Coltro, Renato Sousa Lima, Thiago Pinotti Segato, Emanuel Carrilho, Dosil Pereira de Jesus, Claudimir Lucio do Lago and José Alberto Fracassi da Silva
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 25–33, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05364G

Determination of trace metals in high-salinity petroleum produced formation water by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry following on-line analyte separation/preconcentration
Eliane Padua Oliveira, Lu Yang, Ralph E. Sturgeon, Ricardo Erthal Santelli, Marcos Almeida Bezerra, Scott N. Willie and Ramsés Capilla
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 578-585, DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00108B

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Sustainable Chemicals from Microalgae: Encompassing Biocrude through to Fine Chemicals

The Sustainable Chemicals from Microalgae one day conference will take place on the 19th November 2013 at the Chemistry Centre, Piccadilly, London. The conference will bring together researchers from academia and industry at all levels interested in developing microalgae in industrial biotechnology. This highly interdisciplinary symposium is co-sponsored by the BBSRC  (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), a major funder of biotechnology-related research within the UK.

The programme of this meeting will feature both oral, flash poster and conventional poster presentations. Please follow the links to register to attend – registration fee £35: http://rsc.li/microalgae-2013

The list of speakers includes:

Professor Wim Brilman, Sustainable Process Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Professor Mike Burkart, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA
Professor Chris Dupont, Microbial and Environmental Genomics Group, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, USA
Dr Juan Nogales Enrique, Centre de Investigaciones Biologicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Professor Rene H Wijffels, Bioprocess Engineering, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Mr Steve Skill, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Professor Alison Smith, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Rod Scott, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK
Professor John Love, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Michelle Stanley, The Scottish Association of Marine Science, UK
Dr Saul Purton, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London, UK

For more details about this exciting conference and to register, please visit the website!

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Green Solvents – Mission Completed or Mission Impossible?

The search for alternatives to volatile organic solvents is one of the continuing major themes in Green Chemistry. “Solvents” are explicitly mentioned in principle 5 of the 12 Green Chemistry Principles, but their use impacts of course also directly on issues such as waste prevention, energy efficiency, and safety. The search for alternative materials and concepts to facilitate solution phase processes towards the goals of sustainability forms a natural link between Green Chemistry and Engineering. Since the year 2000, the biennial conference “Green Solvents” brings together researchers from academia and industry, as well as students, to discuss the progress in science and application in this area. As in previous years, the presenters at the 2012 edition of the conference have been invited to contribute a review or original research paper to the journal and you will find the resulting articles bundled in this issue.

The organization of six editions of this meeting together with Peter Wasserscheid and Ken Seddon has been scientifically most rewarding and personally a real pleasure. The concept to organize the program without parallel sessions, arranging it according to the scientific and technical challenges rather than the materials or methods has led to most fruitful interactions and stimulating discussions. One of the most striking developments reflected across the board is that the advanced fluids such as ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, water, or liquid polymers are often not adequately described as “solvents” when used for molecular transformations or separation techniques. They act as additives, stabilizers, matrices, switchable components, catalysts, etc. Unlike with traditional solvents, only very small amounts of the fluids are often required, for example to combine reactivity and separation in catalyst immobilization. Smart systems change their properties upon external stimuli or directly interact with reactive components to steer a reaction. Reaction engineering concepts for flow chemistry open new approaches with these materials and vice versa. So, are we at the stage “Mission Completed”?

Actually – I don’t really think so: striving for sustainability is an iterative process and if we are doing well, we can always do better! Immobilizing a catalyst today, we are already satisfied if it retains largely its activity and selectivity from solution; very often, we find that the supporting matrix interacts with the catalyst leading to a reduced performance. There is no reason why the interaction should not lead to an activation or increase in selectivity! In fact, there are a – still slowly – increasing number of observations that support this idea. Is it possible to switch not only between solubility properties, but also between reactivities? How can heat exchange be controlled in reactive systems without using solvents? Can we use fluids that stabilize nanoparticles for the control of their reactivity just as we use ligands to control single site catalysts? If we find such seemingly elegant solutions, will they really improve the sustainability of industrial process chains upon implementation? We are far from giving satisfactory answers to these and many more very fundamental questions!

Solution phase synthesis is dominating the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry, and resource and energy efficient production is increasingly making a difference in the business models of these sectors. Material synthesis and processing is also highly depending on the liquid phase. Utilization of biomass requires solution phase processes even in the very early stages of the supply chain, in large scale bio-refineries just as well as for decentralized operations. Chemical transformations lie also at the intersection of the energetic and chemical supply chain. In all these crucial areas of application, novel concepts and materials for solution phase processes can make a difference!

Therefore, I am already today looking forward to the next edition of the “Green Solvents” conference: it will be held in Dresden, Germany, from October 19–22 2014 (for details, see: http://www.dechema.de/gsfs2014). If you enjoy reading the articles in this issue, if you share the enthusiasm for the exciting scientific challenges in this area, or if you see potential connections to your own research, you don’t want to miss this event!

Professor Walter Leitner – Chair of the Green Chemistry Editorial Board

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Green and Sustainable Surface and Materials Chemistry Conference

The Green and Sustainable Surface and Materials Chemistry conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on the 23rd October 2013. The meeting will attract a large audience of surface and materials scientists, chemists and engineers, as well as experts in a wide range of green and sustainable materials. There will be presentations from academia and industry covering the following topics:

- Renewable energy
- New technologies for water purification
- Marine biofouling
- Chemicals from renewable sources
- Green corrosion protection
- Green formulation

**The deadline for poster abstract submission has now been extended to 30th September**

To find out more about this exciting conference and to register, please visit the website.

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Industrial Green Chemistry World

 


Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW) 
IGCW is an industrial initiative for bringing together the chemical industry to collectively expand its awareness on environmentally benign manufacturing practices and technologies. IGCW aims to go beyond the theoretical understanding of ‘green’ chemistry & engineering, and attempt to bring forth technical know-how of green chemistry applications from laboratories to industry. The focus of IGCW is to recognize emerging global trends in the direction of prioritizing sustainability and environmental safety with a commitment towards triple bottom-line benefits of Profit, Society and Sustainable planet.

This December, the GCF along with the other committed partners and supporters will be hosting the 3rd IGCW-2013 Convention & Ecosystem, with additional dimensions to incorporate the increasing need of awareness on specific technologies and its applications from the sustainability viewpoint.

The key Industrial sectors impacted though the IGCW-2013 Convention are:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agro-chemicals
  • Dyes & pigments
  • Fine & specialty chemicals

IGCW-2013, as a platform will facilitate various opportunities for both the green chemistry based solution seekers (i.e the Industry audience) as well as the green chemistry based solution providers (i.e: the Technology leader companies, Start-up and Technocrats, Academia, Research Institutes and Govt. bodies), by providing a tangible platform to get them connected for collaborative partnerships.

Day 1 of IGCW-2013 Convention is for Chairman, Board of Directors, Founders, Presidents, CEOs and other Senior decision makers. 

Day 2 is for the R&D and Technology Personnel such as Presidents & VPs, CTOs, CSOs, R&D Managers, Inventors, Innovators, Consultants, Technocrats 

Day 3 is for the Operations and Production Personnel- Directors, Presidents, VPs. Plant Managers, EHS Managers

IGCW-2013 will provide networking opportunities to interact with global experts, industrial experts, thought leaders, key decision makers, senior officials from government & regulatory bodies and renowned scientists.

Click here to register and participate! You can engage through our social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. For enquiries: krishna.dave@newreka.co.in 

  

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