We are pleased to announce the 7th Green Chemistry Conference which will be held in Barcelona on November, 12-13, 2007. The Conference is aimed at presenting important results of the international effort for the discovery of environmentally benign chemical products and processes and their industrial application, with special attention to renewable feedstocks and their industrial application.

The uncertain evolution of oil price over the next decade coupled with the increasing availability of large quantities of cheap feedstocks from renewable origin is triggering a wave of interest towards the use of renewable feedstocks for the manufacture of a wide range of chemical substances including solvents, polymers, biolubricants, biofuels, surfactants, dispersants, colorants, explosives, and many chemical intermediates.

Besides this tactical interest, it is clear that, on a strategic ground, attaining the knowledge for efficiently transforming biomass into the existing functional products is of paramount importance. The formidable research challenges implicit in such a strategy are starting to be addressed by a group of researchers by developing the necessary tools needed by the organic chemical industry in its effort to sustain our chemical civilization in the long term. It is also clear that the lifetime for science and technology development for the massive use of renewable sources should be significantly shorter than the time to the worst possible scenario: the exhaustion of fossil resources.

The Conference aims to contribute to increase our present level of chemical, biochemical and engineering knowledge required for this purpose which is still immature or even non existent in certain areas. Equally important is how do we transform research achievements into commercial realities. In this regard, innovation policies linking science with industrial application will be critical for creating a good ground for new and better performing, less toxic commercial products made attainable from biomaterials.

 

Biomass sources
Ligno-cellulosic materials have proved their potential as source of industrial production of commodity, or specialty chemicals or materials, through microbial, chemical or combined methods. But improved procedures and new targets are urgently needed. It is amply acknowledged that yields of processes that use plant materials for commodity chemicals or fuels, such as ethanol, are very poor.

Conversion processes: Thermochemical, Chemical, Biotechnological
Development of biorefineries is hampered by the rudimentary state of the scientific and technologic knowledge required for they to become technically and economically competitive. Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering must meet here new challenges.

Chemicals: Bulk chemicals, Specialties, Pharmaceuticals
Conveniently selected renewable biomass materials are very promising in order to attain easier and more convenient and economical ways to better specialty products. These are certainly structurally closer to substances of plant origin than to oil hydrocarbons, especially when chiral structures are implied.

Materials: Biodegradable plastics
New easily biodegradable or recyclable products are widely demanded, especially for plastics.

Health, Safety and Environmental Issues
Global warming caused by the increased atmospheric CO2 concentration is one of the most serious problems ever met by humanity. Some of the measures which have been considered in order to reduce emissions consist in the sequestration of CO2 from combustion gases. Could the chemical industry become a significant CO2 sink? How could CO2 become an economical source of useful chemicals and materials?

Scientific Committe

Ramón Mestres

President of Red Española de Química Sostenible

Joan Bladé

Grupo Urquima-Uriach. Spain

Avelino Corma.

Instituto de Tecnología Química . Spain

Carles Estévez

IUCT. Spain

Paul Anastas

Centrer for Green Chemistry & Green Engieenring at Yale. USA.

Antonio de la Hoz

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Spain

Jose Antonio Mayoral

Universidad de Zaragoza. Spain

Victor Martínez Merino

Universidad Pública de Navarra. Spain

Rainer Höfer

COGNIS. Spain

Yves Robin

ISOCHEM. France

 

 

The Organising Committee encourages you to present an abstract in English (maximum 3 pages A4) for poster presentation.

All contributed abstracts must be submitted electronically using to the following e-mail address: green-chem@iuct.net

The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 19, 2007.

Monday, November 12

 

09:00 REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN

09:30 WELCOMING ADDRESSES

Josep Castells. Director of IUCT. Spain.

Carles Fradera. Assistant Director. CIDEM. Spain.

Àngel Messeguer. President of Catalan Chemical Society. Spain.

Ramón Mestres . Pressident of Sustainable Chemistry Network of Spain. Spain.

10:15 GLOBAL PLENARY

John Warner. President and Chief Technology Officer Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. USA.
The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry at the Molecular Level.

 

11:00 Coffee Break

 

SESSION I: GREEN CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION

RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCKS FOR COMMERCIAL FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS

 

11:30 Rainer Höfer. COGNIS. Germany.

Biomass-Based Green Chemistry - Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies.

12:15 Jon Kepa Izaguirre. AB Laboratorios. Spain.

Green Chemistry of Preparations:An European Eco-labelled Industrial Innovation.

13:00 Marian Mours.Director of SUSCHEM. Belgium.

SusChem: The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry.

 

13:15 Mª Eugenia Anta, SUSCHEM-ES Coordinator. Spain.

SusChem-ES: An example of a National Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry.

 

13:30   Lunch

SESSION II: GREEN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

CO2 UTILIZATION AND RENEWABLES-BASED CHEMISTRY

15:00    Michele Aresta. University of Bari. Italy.

Stepping Towards Sustainability Innovative Synthetic Methodologies for the Replacement of Phosgene in the Chemical Industry: Comparison of CO and CO2 -based Strategies.

 

15:45    Jean-Christophe Plaquevent. Université Paul Sabatier. France.

Ionic Liquids/Aminoacid Chemistry Relationships.

 

16:30    Pierre Gallezot. Institut des Researches sur la Catalyse. CNRS. France.

Process Options for the Conversion of Renewables to Bioproducts.

 

17:15   Mª Rosa Infante . IIQAB-CSIC. Spain.

Cationic surfactants from lysine: synthesis and biological properties.

 

18:00   SESSION CLOSING

Tuesday, November 13

 

SESSION III: GREEN CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION

GREENING FORMULATIONS

10:00    Franco Fattorini. KIIAN. Italy.

Inks formulation and Processes: Issues for a Sustainable Development.

 

10:45   Carles Estévez. IUCT. Spain.

Design of Safer Functional Products from Renewable Feedstocks.

 

 

11:30   Coffee Break

 

SESSION IV: GREEN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

GREEN ENGINEERING FOR THE CONVERSION OF RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCKS

12:00   Alexei Lapkin. University of Bath. UK.

Process Intensification through Compact Integrated Reactors: an Outlook for Renewables.

 

12:45    Jordi Llorca. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Spain.

Hydrogen Production from bioethanol over structured reactors.

 

 

13:30   Lunch

SESSION V: TOXICOLOGY PREDICTION FOR SAFER CHEMICALS

15:00   Jorge Gálvez. University of Valencia. Spain.

Prediction of blood: air partition coefficients using molecular topological descriptors.

 

15:45   PANEL DISCUSSION: SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATION BIOFUELS

Juan José Cerezuela. President SUSCHEM-ES. Spain.

Ferran Carreras. BioSeda. Spain.

Eduardo Vidal. ENERGEA. Austria.

 

 

 

17:30   CONFERENCE CLOSING

VENUE AND DATES

Auditori del Parc Científic de Barcelona

Address:
Parc Científic de Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac, 4-6
08028 BARCELONA

 

ACCOMMODATION

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. See the link below for searching hotels in Barcelona.

www.barcelonahotels.es

Alternatively you may wish to stay at Residència d’Investigadors, a university residence that provides lodging for professors and researchers during their stay in Barcelona.

www.residencia-investigadors.es
investigadors@resa.es

 

REGISTRATION & FEES

You will find the on-line registration form clicking here. Please, fill out the registration form and send it to green-chem@iuct.net.

REGISTRATION FEES:*

Before October, 12th

After October, 12th

Regular

395 Euro

475 Euro

RedQS Members

275 Euro

330 Euro

Students

225 Euro

270 Euro

* Conference fee includes: conference materials, coffee-break and lunch.

CONTACT ADDRESS

IUCT. The Green Chemistry Institute of Spain
E-mail: green-chem@iuct.net
www.iuct.net / www.iuct.com
Phone: +34 93 579 34 32 Fax: +34 93 570 57 45

Álvarez de Castro, 63  08100.  Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona) Spain.

Academic Researchers

John Warner. The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. United States.
Alexei Lapkin. University of Bath. United Kingdom.
Michele Aresta. University of Bari. Italy.
Jean-Cristophe Plaquevent. Université Paul Sabatier. France.
Pierre Gallezot. Institut des Researches sur la Catalyse. CNRS. France.
Mª Rosa Infante. IIQAB-CSIC. Spain.
Jorge Gálvez. Universitat de València. Spain.
Alain Adjemian. European Commission.

 

Industrial Researchers


COGNIS. Representative. Germany. TO CONFIRM
ENERGEA. Representative. Switzerland.
BIOLAB. Representative. Italy. TO CONFIRM
IUCT. Representative. Spain.
ISOCHEM. Representative. France. TO CONFIRM

 

 

 

Welcome to the conference

Conference Topics

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Program & Abstracts

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General Information

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Registration

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On-line Get-together

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