Enhancing your Business with Green Chemistry was a one day meeting held at Kings Manor, York and was organised by SCI’s Yorkshire & the Humber Group and the Green Chemistry Network in conjunction with SCI's Science & Enterprise Group.
The event was followed by the Yorkshire & the Humber Group Awards Dinner, also at Kings Manor, York.
The event presented the work of regional universities, especially York, and included examples of current work in the field of green chemistry and an overview of recent developments. Incorporating a poster competition showcasing current work and featuring case studies from regional businesses showing how they have benefited from the application of green chemistry principles, and information about training opportunities in the field in the region, there were ample networking opportunities for regional businesses and researchers.
Introduction - Recent developments in green chemistry
Prof. James Clark, University of York
The development of the Biorefinery and the SUSTOIL project
Prof. Ray Marriott, University of York
Commercial benefit of green chemistry at a large business
Dr Yvonne Armitage, CIBA UK, Bradford (part of BASF)
Commercial benefit of green chemistry at an SME
Dr Patrick McGowan, Dyecat Ltd, Leeds
Oral presentations of 2 posters included in the competition:
1) Adding value to food co-products
2) Greener Catalysts for Biodiesel Production
Rob Brown, University of Huddersfield
Case studies on topics relevant to regional business:
Dr Kris Milkowski, University of York
2) Switchable adhesives for carpet tiles
Dr Peter Shuttleworth, University of York