Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium 2008: The Sustainability Challenge

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The Sustainability Challenge

Title:

Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium 2008: The Sustainability Challenge

Introduction:

The 2008 Royal Society of Chemistry Speciality Chemicals Symposium will highlight the approaches being taken by the industry in response to environmental concerns and long-term sustainability. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Chemspec Europe and Chemsource Exhibitions organised by dmg world media to be held in Munich, Germany on 18th and 19th June 2008 which will attract a broad range of visitors from across the fine and speciality chemicals industry.

The Main themes are:-
* Speciality Chemicals from Renewable Raw Materials (RRMs)
* Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
* Reducing Environmental Impact

Conference ID:

RSC003

Dates:

18 – 19 June 2008

Location:

M.O.C., Munich, Germany

Exhibition:

The Chemspec and Chemsource exhibitions are open as follows:-

Wednesday 18 June 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 19 June 9.30am – 4.00pm

Programme

June 18

Session 1

Renewable Raw Materials in the Speciality Chemicals Industry

Chairman: Dr Gareth Jenkins, Excelsyn, UK & RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector

10.00am

How to Identify and Evaluate Sustainable Materials for the Chemical Industry
Peter Saling, BASF, Germany

11.00am

Opportunities for the Production of Fine and Specialty Chemicals from Renewable Raw Materials
Pierre Gallezot, CNRS, France

12.00am

Surfactants Based on Renewable Resources for Personal Care and Home Care
Dr Ansgar Behler, Cognis, Germany

Session 2

Reducing the Impact of Solvents

Chairman: Dr Bruce Lane, RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector

1.00pm

A Comprehensive Framework for the Environmental Assessment of Solvents
Professor Konrad Hungerbühler, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2.00pm

Ionic Liquids and their Potential Role in Speciality Chemicals
Dr Neil Winterton, Liverpool University, UK

3.00pm

Continuous Crystallisation Technology
Professor Xiong-Wei Ni, NiTech Solutions Ltd, UK

June 19

Session 3

Sustainable Manufacturing

Chairman: Dr Gareth Jenkins, Excelsyn, UK & RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector

10.00am

Sustainable Manufacturing – Profit from the Future
Dr Malcolm P Wilkinson, Chair IChemE Sustainability Subject Group, UK

10.45am

Green Chemistry at Pfizer
Dr James Long, Pfizer, UK

11.30am

Lessons Learned Through Measuring Green Chemistry Performance – The Pharmaceutical Experience
Dr Richard Henderson, GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Session 4

Sustainable Manufacturing (continued)
Chairman: Dr Bruce Lane, RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector

12.15pm

Recycling Precious Metals Using Functionalised Silica Scavengers and Catalysts
Dr David Astles, PhosphonicS Ltd, UK

1.00pm

Evolving Enzymes for Highly Efficient Chemical Processes
Pascal Duenkelmann, Julich Chiral Solutions GmbH, Germany

1.45pm

Detoxifying Waste Water through Immobilized Laccase Based Bioremediation
Dr Rob Onderwater, Wetlands Engineering SPRL, Belgium

2.30pm

Developing a Toolbox for Application of Novel In-situ Product Removal Methods in Fermentative Processes
Dr Jean-Marie Bassett, TNO Science & Industry, The Netherlands

Abstracts
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