Green Chemistry at York, Microwaves, Catalysis and Materials

Presented by Dr. Duncan Macquarrie, Reader at the University of York, U.K.

Dr. Duncan Macquarrie, University of York, U.K.
Dr. Duncan Macquarrie, University of York, U.K.

The Green Chemistry Centre at York covers several areas of Green Chemistry including CO2 valorisation, clean synthesis, biomass-derived materials, microwave chemistry and unavoidable food waste valorisation. There is an increasing drive to increase sustainability across the board, and the shift from fossil to renewable is a major theme within chemistry, as is the move from linear to circular economies.

This talk will give an overview of the GCCE's efforts in this area, but with focus on the use of microwaves, catalysis and the development and use of materials based on biomass residues for the development of more sustainable routes to chemical products and the recovery and reuse of key resources