Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence


new green chemistry building

Our innovative new building officially opened on 5 September 2014

Researcher working in Lab

Research is carried out across 4 Technology Platforms

The GCCE is an international flagship for the promotion of sustainable chemistry

- Professor Mark Mascal, UC Davis 

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) is a world-leading academic facility for pioneering pure and applied green and sustainable chemical research through its technology platforms on microwave chemistry, alternative solvents, clean synthesis and bio-based mesoporous materials. Our facilities allow us to work from grams to kilograms with a strong emphasis on waste valorisation and clean technologies. The GCCE also provides high quality education and training programmes and develops strategic partnerships with global corporations and world-leading universities.


  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • an instrumentation room
  • a reactor room
  • A bespoke Industrial Engagement Facility, part-funded by the ERDF, with a capacity of over 100 personnel.  
GCCE Building


The group works at the frontiers of green chemistry research in areas including:

Researcher working with test tubes.


Student working on a computer

PhD Vacancies


We work closely with industry to deliver competitive tailor-made green solutions that are more profitable and less wasteful.

Tell a story about green chemistry: York GCCE

Making a sustainable biorefinery from waste



Green Chemistry for Societal Needs: Healthcare, Pollution and Circular Economies

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Bhabha Fund, the British Council, the University of York and the University of Delhi will be holding a workshop in Delhi.

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