Solvents Day 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 9.30AM to 17:00

Speaker: Various

Why Attend

  • Learn which widely used solvents will be restricted / banned in the near future and the alternatives that the GCCE can help to find.
  • Find out which alternative solvents are sustainable and economically attractive compared with conventional organic solvents.
  • Guidance on how we can help your business with greener solvents from our experts in solvents research.
  • Listen to talks from companies that can supply alternative solvents and those who are currently benefitting from using them, such as Circa.
  • Opportunities for knowledge transfer, discussion and networking.
  • Taster session on CPD Course “Solvent Selection and Substitution”
  • Demonstration of CHEM21 online solvent selection tool and associated learning resources.

Who should Attend?

This symposium would be of interest to academics and industrialists working in all areas where solvents are used including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, cleaning, formulations, inks and pigments, extractions and analysis.


  • Tony Duncan, Circa
  • Dr Harold Vandenburg, SCI Green Innovations Ltd
  • Professor Steven Abbott, Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd
  • Professor Mike North, University of York
  • Professor Andy Abbott, University of Leicester
  • Professor Peter License, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Janet Scott, University of Bath
  • Louise Summerton, University of York
  • Stefan Lawrenson, University of York
  • Fergal Byrne, University of York

Register your place for free by Monday 13th March at

CHEM21 is Europe’s largest public-private partnership dedicated to the development of manufacturing sustainable pharmaceuticals and brings together six pharmaceutical companies (GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Janssen, Orion, Pfizer and Sanofi), 13 Universities and four small to medium enterprises from across Europe ( CHEM21 has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n°115360, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in kind contribution.

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Location: Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE), University of York

Admission: Free


Telephone: +44(0)1904 324477