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21st Edition of International Conference on

Green Chemistry and Technology

Theme: Endorsing the Importance of Sustainable World by Academic and Industrial Forum: Driving Waste towards Zero

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Event Location

Edinburgh, UK

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Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Conference Speaker

Hector M Guevara

NuEnergy Technologies Corp.

Conference Speaker

Michael Doyle


Conference Speaker

Jon D. Stewart

University of Florida

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Babu Joseph

University of South Florida

Conference Speaker

Terry Cooke

China Partnership of Gr.Philadelphia

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Jagannadh Satyavolu

University of Lousiville

Conference Speaker

Roger B Pettman

Cycladex Inc

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Arthur J Ragauskas

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Conference Speaker

William Tumas

MCST Directorate National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Conference Speaker

Hikmat S Hilal

An-Najah National University

Conference Speaker

John Warner

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC

Conference Speaker

Yulin Deng

Georgia Institute of Technology

Tracks & Key Topics

Green Chemistry 2018

About Conference

EuroSciCon invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “21st Edition of International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology’’ during November 12-13, 2018 at Edinburgh, Scotland which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, Workshops and Exhibitions.

Green Chemistry and Technology 2018 is a global overview the Theme: “Endorsing the Importance of Sustainable World by Academic and Industrial Forum: Driving Waste towards Zero” is designed for professionals at all levels and career phases of the Chemical industry, Pharmaceutical industry and Petroleum industry, who want to improve their understanding of what will drive and shape the future of the market. This will include senior executives, sales and marketing personnel, strategic planners, who will be benefit from a broad overview of the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and petroleum industry. The strength of the Conference is that the participants tend to include all phases of the value chain as well as individuals from a wide variety of sector and countries. This experience helps the conference to be an interactive forum and encourages a strong level of dialogue and discussion, thus maximising the benefits of attendance. This conference surely provides better information and insight into the development of the world Chemical industry, which in turn has enabled attendees to make better and more profitable decisions.

Why to attend our Conference

It promotes the positive contributions of Green Chemistry by:

  • Highlighting the material and chemicals beneficial Physical and chemical properties and its positive contributions to society throughout its life cycle
  • Providing society with educational information to help raise awareness and correct misconceptions
  • Liaising with European and national institutions in policy matters to secure decisions based on accurate information
  • Communicating plastics contribution to sustainable development, innovation and quality of life
  • Initiating in depth studies and sharing experiences.

Target Audience for Green Chemistry and Technology 2018

Eminent Scientists/ Research Professors in the field of Green Chemistry, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Toxicology, Polymer and petroleum, Junior/Senior research fellows, Students, Directors of Chemical research companies, Chemical Engineers, Members of Chemistry associations and exhibitors from Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Petroleum and Polymer Industry/Plastic Industries.

About City

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 local government council areas. It is located in Lothian on the Firth of Froth’s southern shore. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a Centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. It is the largest financial Centre in the UK after London. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

Attraction & Landmark

  • John Knox House
  • The Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • Holyrood Park
  • The Royal Botanic Garden
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • The National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Greyfriars Church
  • The Museum of Childhood
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Forth Bridge
  • Edinburgh Zoo

About Sessions

Green Chemistry is a type of chemical research and engineering. It is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green Chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, use, and ultimate disposal. Green chemistry is also known as sustainable chemistry. Green chemistry aims to design and produce cost-competitive chemical products and processes that attain the highest level of the pollution-prevention hierarchy by reducing pollution at its source.  Remediation may include separating hazardous chemicals from other materials, then treating them so they are no longer hazardous or concentrating them for safe disposal. Most remediation activities do not involve green chemistry. Remediation removes hazardous materials from the environment. On the other hand, green chemistry keeps the hazardous materials out of the environment in the first place. Green chemistry is the use of chemistry for pollutant source reduction. Therefore, all aspects of chemical processes that reduce impact on human health and on the environment. Its goal is to improve the quality of life and the competitiveness of industry by encouraging the design of products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances, For example by developing alternative syntheses for important industrial chemicals.

Track 1: Green Chemistry and Engineering

Green chemistry emerged from a variety of existing ideas and research efforts (such as atom economy and catalysis) in the context of increasing attention to problems of chemical pollution and resource depletion. The development of green chemistry in Europe and the United States was linked to a shift in environmental problem - solving strategies: a movement from command and control regulation and mandated reduction of industrial emissions at the "end of the pipe," toward the active prevention of pollution through the innovative design of production technologies themselves. It’s important to note that the scope of these of green chemistry and engineering principles go beyond concerns over hazards from chemical toxicity and include energy conservation, waste reduction, and life cycle considerations such as the use of more sustainable or renewable feed stocks and designing for end of life or the final disposition of the product.

Track 2: Green Chemistry Metrics and Sustainable process

Green chemistry metrics serve to quantify the efficiency or environmental performance of chemical processes, and allow changes in performance to be measured. The motivation for using metrics is the expectation that quantifying technical and environmental improvements can make the benefits of new technologies more tangible, perceptible, or understandable. This, in turn, is likely to aid the communication of research and potentially facilitate the wider adoption of green chemistry technologies in industry.

Quantifying the environmental impact of chemical technologies and products, and comparing alternative products and technologies in terms of their “greenness” is a challenging task. In order to characterise various aspects of a complex phenomenon, a number of different indicators are selected into a metric

Green chemistry efficiently utilizes (preferably renewable) raw materials, eliminates waste and avoids the use of toxic and/or hazardous reagents and solvents in the manufacture and application of chemical products.

Track 3: Green Catalysis

Catalysis has come a long way and has served industry well in enabling many reactions to be done which, otherwise, would have been uneconomic or even impossible. Today chemists are faced with new challenges as concerns for the environment and scarcity of resources motivates them to look for greener processes. Biocatalysts are the main green chemistry technology adopted by the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries to manufacture chemicals with higher yield. Heterogeneously catalysed processes using supported metal or molecular catalysts are still an exception

Track 4: Green Solvent: Replacing Organic Solvents

The best solvent is no solvent and if a solvent is needed then Water is considered. Water is non-toxic, non-inflammable, abundantly available and inexpensive. Moreover, owning to its high polar character one can expect novel reactivity and selectivity for organometallic catalysis in water. Furthermore, this provides an opportunity to overcome a serious shortcoming of homogenous catalysts.

Solvents are consumed in large quantities in much chemical synthesis as well as for cleaning and degreasing. Traditional solvents are often toxic or are chlorinated. Green solvents, on the other hand, are generally derived from renewable resources and biodegrade to innocuous, often naturally occurring product.

Glycerol has been recently proposed as a valuable green solvent. Glycerol may combine the advantages of water (low toxicity, low price, large availability, renewability) and ionic liquids (high boiling point, low vapour pressure) and can afford innovative solutions to the substitution of the conventionally used volatile organic solvents.

Track 5: Green Sustainable Agriculture

The goal of Green and Sustainable Agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Every person involved in the food system—growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, consumers, and waste managers—can play a role in ensuring a Green and Sustainable Agricultural system.

Green Chemistry and sustainable agriculture are inherently intertwined; farmers need green chemists to make safe agricultural chemical inputs. Green Chemists need farmers practicing sustainable agriculture to provide truly “green” bio-based raw materials to process into new products.

Track 6: Green Environmental Toxicology

Toxicity of chemicals in the environment resulting from interactions with biotic or abiotic components of the environment is major sources of toxicity in the modern world.

Bioaccumulation occurs when an organism absorbs a substance at a rate faster than that at which the substance is lost by catabolism and excretion. The longer of biological half-life is a toxic substance, the greater risk of chronic poisoning, even if environmental levels of the toxin are not very high. A critical pillar of Drug discovery and Development phase safety assessment is to identify toxicities associated with a chemical series. There are number of approaches that can be used to support chemical risk assessment.  Ideally, predictive tools identify hazards to be avoided; for example, it may be possible to identify a compound property or structural features that are associated with adverse effects.

Track 7: Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industries

Green chemistry is being employed to develop revolutionary drug delivery methods that are more effective and less toxic and could benefit millions of patients. Phosphoramidite based on solid-phase synthesis of antisense oligonucleotides has been modified to accommodate principles of green chemistry by eliminating the use and generation of toxic materials and allowing reuse of valuable materials such as amides, solid-support and protecting groups, thus improving the atom economy and cost-efficiency.

Supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) works similarly with other problematic chemicals without hazardous effects with advantages of water. Hydrogenation, epoxidation, radical reactions, Palladium-mediated C-C bond formation, ring closing metathesis, biotransformation, polymerization and many others reactions can be performed with sCO2 as a reaction medium.

Track 8: Green Nanotechnology

Green Nanotechnology can help prevent future environmental problems while addressing those of the present and past. Meanwhile, researchers are also developing ingenious ways to monitor pollution, such as Nano sensors that can biochemically detect contamination and pathogens, in real time and over large areas. Semiconducting nano crystals, could soon power a display technology that packs both the efficiency and long life of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and the durability of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Apart from the obvious areas of using nanomaterial in the areas of solar cells, biofuels and fuel cells, green nanotechnology applications might involve a clean production process, such as synthesizing nanoparticles with sunlight or the recycling of industrial waste products into nanomaterial, such as turning diesel soot into carbon nanotubes. A Nano flake is a semiconductor nanostructure that may point the way for the next generation of solar-cell energy production.

Track 9: Nanotechnology in Medical Science

The aim of the Nanotechnology in the medical sciences is to develop new materials and methods to detect and treat diseases in a targeted, precise, effective and lasting way, with the goal of making medical practice safer and less intrusive, the most significant impact of nano medicine is expected to be realized in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Nanoparticles enable physicians to target drugs at the source of the disease, which increases efficiency and minimizes side effects. Gold nanoparticles tagged with short segments of DNA can be used for detection of genetic sequence in a sample.

Nanotechnology may be used as part of tissue engineering to help reproduce or repair or reshape damaged tissue using suitable nanomaterial-based scaffolds and growth factors. Tissue engineering may replace conventional treatments like organ transplants or artificial implants. Nano sensors developed for military use in recognizing airborne rogue agents and chemical weapons to detect drugs and other substances in exhaled breath.

Track 10: Green Biodegradable Polymers: A Rebirth of Plastic

Biopolymers (also called renewable polymers) are produced from biomass for use in the packaging industry. Biomass comes from crops such as sugar beet, potatoes or wheat, when used to produce biopolymers, these are classified as non-food crops. Some biopolymers are biodegradable: they are broken down into CO2 and water by microorganisms. Some of these biodegradable biopolymers are compostable: they can be put into an industrial composting process.

Biodegradable polymers have an innumerable use in the biomedical field, particularly in the fields of tissue engineering and drug delivery. The great benefit of a biodegradable drug delivery system is the ability of the drug carrier to target the release of its payload to a specific site in the body and then degrade into nontoxic materials that are then eliminated from the body via natural metabolic pathways. Biodegradable polymers are often used to reduce the volume of waste in packaging materials. There is also significant effort to replace materials derived from petrochemicals with those that can be made from biodegradable components. One of the most commonly used polymers for packaging purposes is polylactic acid, PLA.

PHAs are biodegradable plastics; they are used as an energy and carbon storage compound within certain bacterial cells. The industries are looking forward to replace the Plastics, which are non-Biodegradable with PHAs.

Track 11: Polymer Supported Catalyst

Polystyrene-Aluminium Chloride: It is used to prepare Ethers from alcohols. Polystyrene AlCl3 is a useful catalyst for synthetic reactions which require both a dehydrating agent and a Lewis acid. Thus acetyl is obtained in good yield by the reaction of aldehyde, alcohol and polymeric AlCl3 in an organic inert solvent. Polymeric super acid catalysts: These polymeric super acid catalysts are obtained by aluminium chloride to Sulfonate Polystyrene.

Track 12: Green Technology: Towards Sustainability

Use of solid state NMR spectroscopy as a tool to learn more about green chemical processes and to understand structures of complex and versatile materials obtained within the Centre for Green Chemical Sciences. The use of fermentation technology and microorganisms to convert bio-derived substrates into high-value added products, e.g. using fruit by-products as feed stocks for the production of valuable chemicals.

Track 13: Green Energy

Green chemistry also plays a key role in alternative energy science, and the production of new ways to make solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries for storing energy.

According to a recent analysis, solar photovoltaic technology is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” The use of solar photovoltaic has been growing at an average of 43% per year since 2000.  In recent years, clean energy experts have been very excited about the emergence of two new chemistry-driven solar technologies, perovskite solar cells and quantum dots.

Track 14: Green Chemistry and Green House

The natural greenhouse effect is caused by greenhouse gases which occur naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. The main natural greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and water (H2O). These gases absorb and re-radiate the sun’s heat, helping to warm the planet and providing a temperature range that is suitable for life as we know it. Without these natural greenhouse gases, the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere would be approximately 34 degrees Celsius lower than it is today. Can also help reduce GHG emissions by creating ‘low carbon’ manufactured materials. This could be achieved by reducing the amount of energy needed to make different products.

Track 15: Green Chemistry in Industries

Synthesis of iron catalysts that will be enable for hydrogen peroxide to use in water purification, bleaching operations and selective oxidation chemistry. Development of smart catalytic surfaces for water purification. Development of highly efficient palladium catalysts for C-C and C-N cross coupling reactions.

Track 16: Recycle Waste Content

Chemical synthesis are using as biodegradable materials (bioplastics, biopolymers) and synthesis using biomass-derived building blocks, High atom economy synthesis, Solvent elimination and sustainability assessment of solvents, Utilization of techniques and technologies that minimise energy and maximise reaction efficiency.

Track 17: Future Trends in Green Chemistry

Oxidation reagent and catalysis: Many of the oxidation reagents and catalysts have been comprised of toxic substances such as heavy metals. Since these substances were often used in extremely large volumes required to convert millions of pounds of petrochemicals, there was a significant legacy of these metals being released to the environment and having substantial negative effect on human health and environment. It can be changed by the use of benign substances.

Super molecular Chemistry: Research is currently on going in the area of super molecular chemistry to develop reactions which can proceed in the solid state without the use of solvents. Biometric multifunctional reagents: while synthetic catalysis and reagents for the most part have centred on carrying out one discrete transformation. The manipulations may include activation, conformational adjustments, and one or several actual transformations and derivation.

Combinatorial green chemistry: It is the chemistry of being able to make large numbers of chemical compounds rapidly on a small scale using reaction matrices. The example is lead that has a large no of derivatives.

Energy focus: The environmental effect of energy usage are profound but have not been as visible and as direct as some of the hazards that have not been posed by materials used in manufacture, use and disposal of chemicals. The benefit of catalysis is dramatic in photochemistry. There is a need to design substances and materials that are effective, efficient and inexpensive at the capture, storage and transportation.

Proliferation Of solvent less reaction: One of the 'solvent alternatives' that is being: it is one of the solvent alternatives that are being developed in green chemistry is that of solvent less reaction system. The carrying of manufacturing process in solvent-less condition utilizes some non-traditional conditions. This helps in development of product isolation, separation and purification that will be solvent-less as well in order to maximize the benefits.

Track 18: Applications of Green Chemistry and LCA

To save the environment through sustainable chemistry is to make use of renewable food stocks. Chemical derivatives must be avoided as far as possible in any type of application as they often prove to be harmful. Large amounts of acidic acid are used each year for the production of nylon, polyurethanes. The glucose can be converted into acidic acid by an enzyme discovered in genetically modified bacteria. The use of supercritical fluids (SCFs) in chemical processes is becoming more and more prevalent. Carbon dioxide as a supercritical fluid is most frequently used as medium for reactions. It is inflammable, easily available and cheap. The discovery of supercritical carbon dioxide opened a way to new processes in textile and metal industries and for dry cleaning of cloth.

The goal of LCA is to compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to products and services by quantifying all inputs and outputs of material flows and assessing how these material flows affect the environment. LCA is mostly used to support business strategy (18%) and R&D (18%), as input to product or process design (15%), in education (13%) and for labelling or product declarations (11%).

Track 19: Market Analysis and GC3

According to BCC Research, the global market for industrial enzymes is expected to grow from nearly $5.0 billion in 2016 to $6.3 billion in 2021, demonstrating a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%. As a segment, food industrial enzymes should approach $1.5 billion and $1.9 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, growing at a five-year CAGR of 4.7%.  Animal feed industrial enzymes, as a segment, are forecast to total $1.2 billion and nearly $1.6 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 5.2%. This market segment is expected to rise due to higher investments in renewable sources of energy and increased demand for animal feed products.

Market Analysis

The global market for green chemistry, which includes bio based chemicals, renewable feed stocks, green polymers and less-toxic chemical formulations, is projected to grow from $11 billion in 2015 to nearly $100 billion by 2020.

According to Pike Research, the North American market for green chemistry is projected to grow from $3 billion to over $20 billion during the same period. Renewable chemicals are derived from bio-based feed stocks using environmentally friendly production technologies has been gone global. BCC Research estimates in its new report the global chemical industry will grow to over $1.5 trillion per year when bio-based and renewable products replace existing products and provide new revenue sources to companies and regional economies.

Renewable chemicals or bio-based chemicals are obtained from renewable sources such as biomass, organic waste products, microorganisms, agricultural waste and agricultural feed stocks are used to produce other chemicals. They are used in various applications across different industries such as in pharmaceuticals, housing, transportation, textiles, environment, hygiene, and food processing. The manufacture of lubricants and surfactants, resins, consumer goods, and plastics for environmental purpose use renewable chemicals.

The global market for renewable chemicals is expected to grow from $51.7 billion in 2015 to $85.6 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% for the period of 2015-2020. Raw materials for renewable chemicals production, which ranked second at a 40.6% market share in 2014, is expected to fall to 35.5% during the forecast period (2015-2020) due to the uptake of alternative feedstock used in the production process.

The enzyme industry has experienced significant growth during the last decade due to the global, growing demand for cleaner and greener technology to preserve the environment.

According to BCC Research, the global market for industrial enzymes is expected to grow from nearly $5.0 billion in 2016 to $6.3 billion in 2021, demonstrating a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%. As a segment, food industrial enzymes should approach $1.5 billion and $1.9 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, growing at a five-year CAGR of 4.7%.  Animal feed industrial enzymes, as a segment, are forecast to total $1.2 billion and nearly $1.6 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 5.2%. This market segment is expected to rise due to higher investments in renewable sources of energy and increased demand for animal feed products.

Growing consumer awareness towards renewable chemicals and increasing environmental concerns are driving their growth in the market. In addition, regulators in the U.S., U.K. and E.U. have formulated rules concerning the manufacture and disposal of petrochemicals, which have helped to boost the renewable chemicals consumption during the past few years as companies seek compliance.

Energy supply chain issues are an important market driver. Fossil fuel-based resources are finite in stock and face continuing and increased demand. Almost 80% of available raw materials and energy sources are consumed by close to 20% of the developed world's population. China and India, both of which have populations of over 1 billion people, are exhibiting rapid economic growth, which is boosting demand for energy and chemicals production.

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University of Graz | University of Innsbruck | Montanuniversität Leoben | Johannes Kepler University | Green Chemistry ConferencesGhent University | Ruaer Boskovia Institute | University of Split | Green Chemistry ConferencesUniversity of Zagreb | Charles University | Palacký University | University of Pardubice | Green Chemistry MeetingsUniversity of Copenhagen | Aalto University | University of Grenoble | Institute for Research in Organic Fine Chemistry | National Graduate School of Engineering Chemistry | Lille University | University of Lyon | Chimie paris tech | Laboratory Analytical Sciences | Sustainable Chemistry ConferencesUniversity of PoitiersUniversity of Pau and Adour Country | University of Reims Champagne | University of Strasbourg | University in Aachen | University of Bayreuth | Chemistry ConferencesTechnical University of Berlin | Free University of Berlin | EuroSciConRuhr University Bochum | University of Bonn | University of Alicante | Environmental Chemistry ConferencesUniversity of Barcelona | EuroSciCon ConferencesUniversity of the Basque Country | University of Cádiz | University of Extremadura | EuroSciCon ConferencesUnivers


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