Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

new green chemistry building

Our innovative new building officially opened on 5 September 2014

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Research is carried out under across 4 Technology Platforms

‌The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) is a world leading research centre, led by Professor James Clark, which aims to promote the development and implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and related technologies into new products and processes. The GCCE provides high quality education and training programmes and develops strategic research partnerships with global corporations and world-leading universities.‌

Our New Building

Completed in February 2014, our new Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence houses:

  • Larger, state-of-the-art laboratories
  • 20 fumehoods
  • an instrumentation room
  • a reactor room
  • A new bespoke Industrial Engagement Facility, part-funded by the ERDF, with a capacity of over 100 personnel.  
new building


The GCCE is the hub for a number of important networks that bring together academics, industrialists and groups from around the world.he Humber.‌


MSc in Green Chemistry & Sustainable Industrial Technology

  • The first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

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PhD Vacancies




Green Chemistry Research Group

Alternative Solvents Button

Alternative Solvents


Renewable Materials

Renewable Materials


Clean Synthesis

Clean Synthesis


Microwave Chemistry

Microwave Chemistry



The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence works closely with industry to deliver competitive tailor-made solutions that are more profitable, less wasteful and less damaging to the environment.

 Winner of 2013 Green Gown Awards



RSC Renewable chemicals from waste – securing the molecular value from waste streams

As we face increasing levels of waste produced by a growing global population with decreasing natural resources we need to change our thinking about waste.


York-Poitiers Symposium on Green Chemistry

Join us for a FREE one day symposium on green chemistry research at York and Poitiers.

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