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The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, and a dynamic, research-intensive university. Working collaboratively in partnership with institutions across the world, UoY conducts groundbreaking research and develops new technologies that tackle some of the most pressing global challenges. The intellectual rigour and global perspective of the University’s research informs its excellent teaching and learning environment.

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) within the Department of Chemistry, University of York, is a world-leading academic facility for pioneering pure and applied green and sustainable chemical research through its technology platforms on microwave chemistry, alternative solvents, clean synthesis and bio-based mesoporous materials. It is dedicated to improving and developing innovative processes and products for the chemical, energy, food, pharmaceutical and related industries through the application of green chemistry. The GCCE also provides high-quality education and training programmes and develops strategic partnerships with global corporations and world-leading universities.

Role in the project

The University of York is in charge of developing the activities of screening new solvents, development of a new sustainability score for production processes and developing training materials.

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