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Green Chemist gives Café Scientifique talk

Posted on 19 February 2014

Dr Helen Parker from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence gave a talk to the Stockton-on-Tees Café Scientifique entitled Money can't grow on trees but can metals.

Cafe Scientifique lecture poster

The talk, which attracted an audience of more than 80 people, focused on unusual and unconventional places to extract rare metals.

Dr Douglas Wilson, chair of Stockton Café Scientifique, commented that the Green Chemistry Centre at York University should be excited by the way Helen interacted with the public on a wide range of biological, geological and technical issues in relation to the topic. Helen's lecture was superb, with excellent illustrations, detailing current research and commercial and scientific vistas for recycling rare earths.