This is the goal of the third Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference which will be held from 13 to 16 May in Berlin.
The manufacture of chemicals is not only a major worldwide industry it has also been a major polluter of the environment either directly (e.g. waste from chemical processes escaping into the atmosphere or water) or indirectly (e.g. chemical fertilizers seeping into the water system). But the most important pollutants from chemical industries in developed countries are the products of chemical industries themselves.
As a reaction to this, a new branch of chemistry has developed and gained momentum; green and sustainable chemistry aims to educate those involved in the production and use of chemicals to preserve resources and improve the environment whilst offering the functionalities needed.
The Green & Sustainable Conference will go into the challenges that this transition entails. It brings together international researchers from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to communicate and share the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of green and sustainable chemistry.
Among the speakers are Michael Graetzel from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA.
Readers of Agro&Chemistry can register with a 10% discount. For more information, programme and registration details, see the agenda.