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Leaders in the research, promotion, development and implementation of green and sustainable solutions, the York Green Chemistry Centre offers a proven track record and established reputation in successful industrial R&D.
The Green Chemistry Centre combines the experience of academics and support staff whose activities are founded on an excellent range of analytical instrumentation and modern reactor technologies. The interest areas of the green chemistry group cover a broad spectrum of subjects and involve both fundamental and applied research.
The Centre’s particular areas of research excellence can be broadly grouped into the following four main areas:
Natural Solvents - providing environmentally sustainable and economically attractive alternatives to conventional organic solvents in a wide range of applications including the extraction of valuable waxes.
The Centre works closely with industry to deliver competitive tailor-made solutions that are more profitable, less wasteful, less damaging to the environment and more socially acceptable. Customers come from many sectors and range from small manufacturing enterprises through to large corporations at local to international level.
Services include consultancy and contract research focusing on process efficiencies and environmental performance improvement. Through its extensive network of contacts, the Centre also has experience of enabling and organising supply chain consortia.
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.
MUSC (Manufacturing Using Sustainable Chemistry) is a new joint venture between the UK’s largest chemical industry trade association (CIA) and the Centre with the goal of creating new supply chain partnerships for the production of green and sustainable products.
The Centre offers a Masters Course in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology – Europe's first course in the field run in collaboration with the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The Centre's Continuing Professional Development programme comprises contact-based master classes and e-learning short courses aimed at both technical and non-technical audiences in academia, industry, government and NGOs.
Find out more
The York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence website provides additional information about:
- the centre's research areas
- members of staff