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Green Manufacturing for the 21st Century Chemical Industry: Case studies, methodologies and tools symposium

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 10.00AM to 17:00

Speaker(s): Various speakers

A free one-day symposium on greener and more sustainable chemical manufacturing co-organised by CHEM21, the Chemical Industries Association and the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.

Increasing demand for chemicals worldwide, depleting resources, stricter legislation and the rising cost of waste disposal are placing increasing pressure on the chemical and related industries. For any organisation to survive in the current climate, the issue of sustainability must be fundamental to the way it operates. This free workshop provides an exciting opportunity to gain advice and scientific expertise, explore a broad range of cutting-edge case studies on green chemical manufacturing and learn about the methodologies and tools available to facilitate practical solutions. The workshop is open to all with an interest in the future of sustainable manufacturing. The programme for the day includes:

  • Industrial case studies from Croda, Thomas Swan, GSK (tbc) and Biome
  • Insight into Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050
  • Drivers for change including the Business Case for Green and REACH
  • Guidance on the transition to green manufacturing and circular economy
  • Guidance on greener solvent selection and substitution
  • Platform molecules and clean synthesis
  • Online learning resources and associated tools including metrics and solvent selection
  • Opportunities for knowledge transfer, discussion and networking


  • Mike Lancaster, Chemical Industries Association
  • Dr Simon Grant, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd
  • Becky Wood, Croda International plc
  • Paul Mines, Biome Technologies plc
  • Dr John Hayler, GlaxoSmithKline plc (tbc)
  • Jo Lloyd, ERM
  • Prof. Peter Ball, University of York
  • Dr Rob McElroy, University of York
  • Dr James Sherwood, University of York
  • Dr Tom Farmer, University of York
  • Louise Summerton, University of York
  • Rick Taylor, University of York

Register your place for free by Wednesday 17th May 2017 at

CHEM21 has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Under-taking 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)


Telephone: +44(0)1904 324546