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Lecture: "Waste as a Future Feedstock using Green Chemistry"

Activity by David G Evans   |   added on Apr 15, 2011   |   China Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Royal Society of Chemistry Beijing Local Section; Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Professor James Clark, Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in the University of York UK, will show how we can solve the twin problems of diminishing natural resources and increasing amounts of waste products to make a new generation of greener chemical products

 

Waste as a Future Feedstock using Green Chemistry

 

Professor James Clark

 

Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence for Industry University of York, UK

 

 

Multifunction Conference Room, Yifu Meeting Centre

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

 

Tuesday 3rd May 2011

4.00 p.m.

 

The future sustainable society will heavily depend on the supply of green and sustainable chemicals to make the many consumer goods and essential articles that we use today. The chemicals will have to be made from renewable or recycled resources (since many traditional resources are running out) using clean manufacturing methods. It is also essential that we better manage the waste streams at the end-of-life of the articles of society and in particular stop thinking of "waste" but change our thinking to that where we treat these streams as sources of valuable chemicals and materials. In this talk I will use examples of research and industrial projects to show how we can solve the twin problems of resource and waste and make a new generation of greener chemical products

 

James Clark has an international reputation for his work in green chemistry and is a founding director of the Green Chemistry Network. He was also the founding Scientific Editor for the world's leading journal in the field, Green Chemistry published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is also an author of numerous books on the subject. He now holds the Chair of Industrial & Applied Chemistry at University of York and heads the Clean Technology Centre which integrates green chemistry research, industrial collaboration and educational developments and issues relevant to the public understanding of science. His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis and supported reagents and the exploitation of renewable resources.

 


Topic: sustainable and green chemistry Audience: students, professors, general public, industrial chemists, teachers, secondary school students
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