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Green Chemistry
Industrial Successes and Challenges
July 27 - August 1, 2014
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Application Deadline
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 29, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Related Meeting Information
The Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Green Chemistry Gordon Research Seminar. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Green Chemistry GRS web page for more information.

The Chairs of this meeting believe that Green Chemistry is not truly green unless it is applied on an industrial scale - a scale which is capable of significantly influencing the global environment. The feature that distinguishes this GRC from its predecessors is the featuring of recent green processes implemented on an industrial scale, the emphasis on academic-industrial collaboration, and the discussion of the green chemical challenges for the future. The sessions are chaired and selected by recognized global leaders in the oil and gas industry, biomass processing, the polymer industry, comestibles, the pharmaceutical industry, green energy, and education and communication. The opening keynotes will discuss the greening of organic synthesis and the consumer industry, and the final session will focus on Global Green Challenges for the future. This will be the first GRC on Green Chemistry to be held outside of the USA and Europe, and the global nature of the field will be emphasized. We would particularly encourage students and early-stage researchers (both in industry and academia) to attend. Academic-Industrial dialogue is central to solving the challenges ahead, so we look forward to a healthy mix of attendees.

ITC Funding Notice: Gordon Research Conferences has received funding from Hong Kong's Innovation Technology Commission (ITC) to help support meetings taking place in Hong Kong. GRC recognizes that for many attendees the costs of traveling to Hong Kong may be greater than that of other GRCs. With the generous support of ITC, full fellowships are now available for some participants (registration and travel costs). Please submit your application as soon as possible in order to be considered for this funding.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmGreen Chemistry - Setting the Scene
Discussion Leader: Roger Sheldon (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmSteve Ley (Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK)
"On Being Green - Can Flow Chemistry Help?"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmIstván Horváth (City University of Hong Kong, P.R. China)
"Green or Sustainable or Both?"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOil and Gas Industry
Discussion Leader: Martin Atkins (QUILL Research Centre, The Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
9:00 am - 9:35 amMichael Jones (Fortune Oil)
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amRoss Gilmour (PETRONAS, Malaysia)
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amXianhe Bao (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, P.R. China)
"Direct Non-Oxidative Activation of Methane and Efficient Conversion of Natural Gas"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmZhang Tao (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, P.R. China)
"Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose into Ethylene Glycol: Challenge and Prospective"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiomass Processing
Discussion Leader: Peter C. Pawlicki (DuPont, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmRoger Sheldon (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmBala Subramaniam (CEBC, Univeristy of Kansas, USA)
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmThomas Foust (National Bioenergy Center, USA)
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmKa-Yiu San (Rice University, USA)
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPolymer Industry
Discussion Leader: Qun Sun (INVISTA, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amCarlos Afonso (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amAkira Isogai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"TEMPO - Oxidized Cellulose Nanofibers: Science and Applications"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amAmar Mohanty (University of Guelph, Canada)
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmAmy Landis (Arizona State University, USA)
"Advancing Tools and Methods for Sustainability Assessment of Polymers"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmComestibles
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Holmgren (Lanzatech, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmDunming Zhu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China)
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmLars Neilsen (University of Queensland, Australia)
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmJean-Baptiste Barbaroux (Global Bioenergies, HK)
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmLi Li (Evonik Industries AG, P. R. China)
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPharma
Discussion Leader: David Constable (Green Chemistry Institute, ACS, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJanet Scott (University of Bath, UK)
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amChao-Jun Li (McGill University, Canada)
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amNicholas Turner (University of Manchester, UK)
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmJoseph Fortunak (Howard University, USA)
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEducation and Communication
Discussion Leader: Mary Kirchhoff (ACS, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmReinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:20 pmChristine O'Connell (Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, USA)
"Putting Yourself into Science: The Importance of Communication and Connection in Green Chemistry"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGreen Energy
Discussion Leader: Peter Wasserscheid (University of Erlangen, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:35 amAndreas Jess (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amOliver Kappe (University of Graz, Austria)
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amJulien Bachmann (University of Erlangen, Germany)
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmSuojiang Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China)
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmGlobal Green Challenges
Discussion Leader: Suojiang Zhang (Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, P. R. China)
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmGuohua Chen (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, P. R. China)
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 4:50 pmAh-Hyung (Alissa) Park (Columbia University, USA)
4:50 pm - 5:00 pmDiscussion
5:00 pm - 5:20 pmHaoran Li (Zhejiang University, P. R. China)
"Environmentally Benign Aerobic Oxidation of Isophorones: From Academia to Industry"
5:20 pm - 5:30 pmDiscussion
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmWei Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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