Professional Development Track: Green Chemistry Crash Course and Industry Case Study

Sunday, May 28, 2017
10:00-14:00
MTCC, Room 104A

Green Chemistry Crash Course (10:00-11:30)

Presented by Laura Reyes (GreenCentre Canada)

A crash course focusing on the fundamentals of green chemistry, recommended for those who are new to green chemistry or need a refresher on the basics. Topics include: the 12 principles of green chemistry, green chemistry metrics, solvent and regent selection strategies, energy reduction, and waste management. Everyone is welcome!

Lunch Break (11:30-12:30)

Case Study (12:30-14:00)

Presented by Dr. Tim Clark (GreenCentre Canada)

Starting with a brief lecture on the industrial and commercial deployment of more sustainable technologies, Dr. Tim Clark will show how green chemistry can be put into action on an R&D scale and why it is more than just a philosophy. Case studies on technologies that GreenCentre Canada (GCC) is currently working on, or have worked on in the past, will be presented. Participants will be broken into small groups to discuss the questions and challenges presented in the case study (i.e. de-risking technologies on both the technical and commercial side of industry).