Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium 2012: Not Costing the Earth – Profit from Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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RSC Speciality Chemicals Symposium 2012: Not Costing the Earth – Profit from Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Introduction: The two day international symposium will highlight recent advances in improving the sustainability and efficiency of processes in the scale up and production of speciality chemicals. Topics to be covered include:- Production of reactants from renewable raw materials

  • Increasing process efficiency
  • Bio-engineering processes
  • Sustainable solvents and cheaper catalysts
  • Reduction of waste and hazards

ATTENDANCE AT THE SYMPOSIUM IS FREE & DELEGATES CAN PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH LECTURES THEY ATTEND.

The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Chemspec Europe and Chemsource Exhibitions organised by Quartz Business Media. The symposium and exhibitions will attract a broad range of visitors from across the fine and speciality chemicals industry.

Lectures are arranged to allow delegates ample time to visit the concurrent Chemspec Europe and Chemsource Exhibitions.

Dates: 13 – 14 June 2012
Location: Gran Via Exhibition Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Who should attend: All chemists and chemical engineers from industry and academia who are interested in recent developments in green and sustainable chemistry and its application in the production of speciality chemicals.
Organising Committee: Professor James Clark, Green Chemistry Center of Excellence, University of York, UK
Dr Bill Hoyle, RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector
Dr Gareth Jenkins, AMRI, formerly VP Strategic Development, Excelsyn, UK
Dr David Karsa, TensioMetrics Ltd
Dr Craig Johnston, Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC), UK
Dr Bruce Lane, RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector
Dr Ruth Lane, RSC Speciality Chemicals Sector
Dr Lucie Pfaltzgraff, Green Chemistry Center of Excellence, University of York, UK
Programme
13 June

10.30

Overview
Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Professor James Clark, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, York University, UK

11.15

Chemicals from Biomass
Biomass Based Refinery at Borregaard: Past. Present and Future
Klaus Neumann, Borregaard, Norway

12.00

The ECO-nomics behind Biobased Chemicals
Gerald van Engelen and Robert Nolles,, Cosun Biobased Products, The Netherlands

12.45

Developing Sustainable Technologies
Damian Kelly, Croda, UK

13.30

The Changing Face of the Planet: The Impact of Bio-based Plastics on Global Land Use Change
Adrian Higson, NNFCC – The Bioeconomy Consultants, UK

14.15

Biocatalysis
Sustainable Production of Advanced Intermediates and API’s Using Bio- and Homogeneous Catalysis
André de Vries, DSM Innovative Synthesis BV, The Netherlands

15.00

Biocatalysis: The Way Out of Resource Dissipation and Environmental Pollution
Pascal Duenkelmann, evocatal GmbH, Germany

15.45

Enablers of the Successful Scale Up of Industrial Biotechnology Processes
Manjusha Thorpe, Cambridge University, UK
14 June

10.30

Scarce Elements
New Business through Resource Efficiency
Mike Pitts, Chemistry Innovation Ltd, Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

11.15

Cradle to Cradle: Designing with Nutrients, Creating Abundance
Ignasi Cubiña, Eco Intelligent Growth, Spain

12.45

New Solvents:
Sustainable Solvents: Products and Process Innovations
Thierry Vidal, Rhodia Recherches et Technologies SAS, France

13.30

Green Applications of Acetal Solvents

Todd Coleman, FutureFuel Chemical Company, USA
Abstracts
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General Information
General Information The symposium will take place in the Royal Society of Chemistry Lecture Theatre in the Chemspec/Chemsource Exhibition Hall at the Gran Via Exhibition Center, Barcelona, SpainDelegates will be able to pick and choose which lectures they attend. There is no registration or registration fee to attend the symposium but as the Lecture Theatre is inside the Exhibition Hall, it is advised to register to attend the Exhibition as this will greatly speed up your entry to the Exhibition Hall on the day.Attendance at the lectures and exhibition is free.To go straight to booking & registration section for the Chemspec/Chemsource Exhibition please click here