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Green Tycoon app released to introduce biorefining principles in green chemistry
July 2020
A recent MChem graduate who conducted his research project with Dr Glenn Hurst has published a free-of-charge game-based mobile application, Green Tycoon.


Launch of new BBI JU funded project CHAMPION

June 2020
Our new multi-partner Horizon 2020 BBI JU funded project CHAMPION aims to replace conventional with novel bio-based polymers.

Vitamin boost for green solvents
May 2020
Naturally-occurring analogues of Vitamin C have been used to form deep eutectic solvents for the first time. These environmentally-friendly solvents may have applications as natural antifreezes or antibacterial agents.

Squeezing more than just orange juice: antimicrobial sustainable cellulose
May 2020
Researchers in Green Chemistry have developed antimicrobial applications for waste citrus peel, potentially enabling the greater use of this resource in a circular economy.


York's green chemists meet for World Earth Day 2020

April 2020
Students and staff from the MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology course met virtually this month to mark Earth Day 2020.


University of York partners with industry in PhD pilot

March 2020
Employees from regional and national industries could study for PhDs under a new £1m pilot scheme to be introduced at the University of York in the area of circular, sustainable manufacturing.

Almost £1 million of funding secured for bioeconomy research
February 2020
A project using waste from pea processing to clean water is one of seven projects which have just received funding from the THYME project to boost the region’s bioeconomy.

Perspectives on the Circular Economy
January 2020
In his recent Perspectives article in Science, 'Rethinking chemistry for a circular economy', Professor James Clark explores the use and re-use of chemical products in the modern age.

American Chemical Society education award
October 2019
Dr Glenn Hurst has been recognised with one of the 2020 American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement awards.

Dr Avtar Matharu appointed editor of new Elsevier green chemistry research journal
September 2019
Dr Avtar Matharu has been appointed editor-in-chief of Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, a new primary research, gold open access journal from Elsevier.

Award to mark academic’s leading contribution to green chemistry research
September 2019
A leading academic from the University of York who was instrumental in establishing the UK’s green chemistry movement 20 years ago has received official recognition for his work in this area.

A better solution for the environment - Chemistry World
August 2019
Recycling and using new, greener solvents can make chemical processes more sustainable.