Symposia

2011 Symposium

The 8th Symposium, 'Food Waste Valorisation: Cashing in on Waste', explored recent adances in the field, including new technologies for food waste valorisation. The speakers and presentations from the day are below:

Dr Jeff Hardy
Andrew Gadd, Business Support Manager, NISP
Dr John Williams, Head of Materials for Energy and Industry, The National Non-Food Crop Centre
Dr Nicola Campbell, Environment Policy Manager, National Farmers’ Union
Prof Maria Rosa Infante, CID-CSIC, Barcelona - Presentation Pt 1; Pt 2; Pt 3
Lucie Pfaltzgraff, Green Chemistry Centre, University of York
Prof Rob Edwards, Chief Scientist, The Food and Environment Research Agency
Dr Joe Ross, Business Development Manager, Innovation Centre, University of York
Prof James Clark, Director of the Green Chemistry Centre, University of York

2009 Symposium

The 6th symposium, ‘Energy Efficiency for Green Consumer Products’, explored recent advances in the field, including case studies on successful methods developed by industry and challenges in practice.

Roy Miller, B&Q
Claire Farrar - BASF
Jeff Hardy - UKERC
Gerrard Fisher - WRAP
Chris Smith - Proctor & Gamble
Karl Ryder - Leicester University
Jennie Dodson - Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
Robert Brocklesby & Lorenzo Herrero-Davila - Brocklesby Ltd

2008 Symposium

A one day symposium 'Greener Products', was held on the 2 July 2008 at The Kings Manor in York, UK. The talks from the Symposium are available below:

James Clark, GCN
Keith Sugden, Reckitt Benckiser plc
Henk Vooijs, Novamont
Patrick McGowan, DyeCat Ltd
Jerker Ligthart, ChemSec
Mary Kate Boggiano, Armstrong Floor Products

2007 Symposium

A one day symposium 'Measuring Green: Green performance indicators across the chemical product lifecycle', was held on the 28th June 2007 at The Kings Manor in York, UK. This one-day event explored key criteria for measuring the green credentials of chemical products at all stages in their lifecycle, including case studies on successful methods developed by industry and challenges in practice. The talks from the Symposium are available below:

James Clark, GCN
Adisa Azapagic, Manchester
Lauren Heine, GreenBlue
Peter Jones, Biffa
Peter Malaise, Ecover
Peter Saling, BASF
Richard Henderson, GSK
Roy Miller, B&Q plc

2006 Symposium

A one-day symposium was held on 28 February 2006 at the SCI, London, UK. The theme of the symposium was surfactants. A brief summary and the talks from the symposium are given below:

3rd GC&C Symposium Summary Report
James Clark, GCN Introduction
Stephen Johnson, Boots
Bob Crawford, Unilever
Peter Woodhead, Seldon Research Ltd
John Solbe, HERA
Warren Smith, NNFCC
David Middleton, BCSD-UK
Rich Liroff, WWF-US
James Clark, GCN Closing Remarks

2005 Workshop

A one-day workshop was held on 8 December 2005 at the RSC, Burlington House, London, UK. The aim of the workshop was to explore opportunities and challenges for surfactants in the creation of greener consumer products. A workshop report and a list of opportunities and challenges are given below:

Greener Products workshop report
Opportunities and Challenges for Surfactants

2004 Workshop

A one-day workshop was run on 1 November 2004 at the SCI, London, UK. The programme for the day and most of the presentations given at the workshop are given below:

Introduction - James Clark
Farming and Green Chemistry - Neil Kift
Responding to the Green Challenge - Mike Lancaster
Applying Life Cycle Thinking in Unilever - Peter Shonfield
Market Place Drivers for Green Chemistry - Mike Barry
Greening the Supply Chain- Protecting Consumers and Retailers through REACH - Michael Warhurst
Biodegradable Plastics - Charlotte Williams
Solvents - The Message is in the Medium - Alan Curzons
Carbon Dioxide and the Consumer - Chris Rayner
A New Bio-resin System - Paul Fowler
Thor - A Speciality Chemical Business - Ken Seal
Natural Dyes - Opportunities for a Greener Textile and Colouration Industry - Richard Blackburn
Closing Remarks - James Clark

2003 Workshop

A one-day workshop sponsored by Marks and Spencer and the Green Chemistry Network was run on 28 April 2003 at the SCI, London, UK. The programme for the day and most of the presentations given at the workshop are given below:

Introduction - James Clark
Engaging with Retailers - Mary Taylor
Chemicals in the Environment - Shifting the Burden of Proof - Steve Killeen
Sustainable Development Through Innovation - Tony Scott
Green Chemistry Challenges - James Clark
Green Chemistry Technologies and Solutions - Paul Smith
Green Fields to Green Chemistry - Ray Marriott
Sustainable Solvent Systems - Andrew Abbott
Integration of Clean Technology into the Business Process - David Jackson
Green Chemistry Opportunities - James Clark