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‘Outstanding Contributions’ to Green Chemistry recognised with major European Award

Posted on 15 April 2021

York Academic and Global Green Chemistry Pioneer, Professor James Clark to receive 2021 European Sustainable Chemistry Award (ECSA)

The prestigious award, from the European Chemical Society recognises Professor Clark’s track record in the commercialisation of fundamental green chemistry research alongside his outstanding contributions in the development of green chemistry as a distinct area of chemistry and in the creation of a global green chemistry community.

The ESCA 2021 will be presented to Professor Clark during the 5th European Chemical Society Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, to be held virtually on 26 and 29 September 2021.

Professor Clark is the founder and Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York. He established the leading scientific journal, Green Chemistry, and the world’s largest private membership network, the Green Chemistry Network. He has a strong interest in industrial symbiosis and waste utilization – making chemicals, fuels and materials from chemical, food and other wastes – solving both the problems of increasing waste and diminishing resources.

Professor Clark said: 'I am delighted to receive this important award which I believe reflects the outstanding pure and applied research carried out by the York team past and present.'