The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York 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 Group is made up of over 70 academic, research, technical and administrative support staff, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers along with visiting scientists from industry and overseas universities.
In the next phase of development, the Green Chemistry Centre will be re-housed in a new building on the Chemistry Department site. The new Centre will include larger, state-of-the-art laboratories and a new bespoke Industrial Engagement Facility with a capacity of over 100 personnel.
Our particular areas of research excellence can be broadly grouped into the following four main areas:
We started building our innovative new Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in July 2012.
This innovative masters course, established in 2001, is the first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence strongly believes in the importance of raising awareness of green chemistry in school children and the general public.
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.
Formed in 2012 as a spin-out, Starbon Technologies is the GCCE’s first commercialisation company focusing on Starbon® technology, which converts waste polysaccharide into high value mesoporous materials.
Opened in 2011, the expanded scale up facility at the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) will serve as a concept biorefinery.
The Green Chemistry Centre is the hub for a number of important networks that bring together academics, industrialists and other interested individuals and groups from around the world.