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Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

An international flagship for the promotion of sustainable chemistry.

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.

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Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
greenchemistry@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322567
Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom.
@GreenChemYork
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The GCCE continues to lead the world in green and sustainable chemistry through its high quality research, innovative educational programmes and  global networking. Our core strategy to seek application value for our inventions has recently led to new spin-out companies led by our own young researchers and collaborative programmes with industry  that have led to new processes and products. These products include commercial bio-based solvents designed to replace existing large volume toxic chemicals.

Professor James Clark, Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

Established

We have over 20 years' experience in the area of green chemistry

Sustainable development goals (SDGs)

We tackle global grand challenges within the context of the UN's 17 SDGs

Research and innovation focus areas

We're developing new applications and providing practical solutions for existing industrial processes by improving their environmental performance and efficiency through the application of catalysis, alternative solvents, and novel reactor technologies. 

Our research covers a wide range of subjects and has a particular focus on the following five key areas.

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Our industry partnerships

The GCCE works closely with industry to deliver competitive tailor-made solutions that are more profitable, less wasteful, less damaging to the environment and more socially acceptable.

Our customers come from many sectors and range from small manufacturing enterprises through to large corporations at local to international level.

We are dedicated to improving and developing innovative processes and products for the chemical, energy, food, pharmaceutical and related industries through the application of green chemistry.

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Education and training

Our flagship MSc course in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology is the first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This prestigious course attracts students from all over the world, and also has a high level of industrial involvement in teaching and in research training, bringing in external experts in law, chemical engineering, energy and business.

The GCCE is instrumental in providing high quality training and educational material across higher education and industry, with internal and external continuous personal development programmes including online courses and workshops.

We deliver excellence in education and training within an infrastructure that produces top quality and employable MSc and PhD graduates in green and sustainable chemistry.

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Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
greenchemistry@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322567
Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom.
@GreenChemYork
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