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.
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
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.