Key features and key objective of ISGC-2
The aim of ISGC-2 is to open up the area of exploration of this conference and to bring together academic and industrial researchers, who are leaders in the field of green chemistry, and to highlight the recent innovative reactions, products and processes developed in the scope of increasingly sustainable and safe green chemistry. The 2013 symposium will be distinguished by, amongst others, the presence of renowned researchers such as P. Anastas and J. Warner, the founders of the 12 principles of green chemistry and many leading industrial groups in the sector. These will provide expertise on the economic issues related specifically to the rational use of “renewable” carbon in the context of sustainable development.
A key objective of ISGC-2 is to provide an environment that facilitates widespread interdisciplinary communication. To this end, it should offer to public and private scientists a platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development. The participants shall share their visions about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable processes for a greener world.
A key objective of this international symposium is to provide an environment that facilitates widespread interdisciplinary communication. To this end, ISGC-2 should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development.
We hope you will enjoy this unique moment to share your vision about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable processes for a greener world. We look forward seeing you at this occasion in this beautiful part of France.
François Jerome and Joël Barrault, Chairmen of ISGC-2
Conference topics and selected speakers
The conference concentrates on six topics, namely “Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass”, “Conversion of vegetable oils, derivatives and by-products”, “Valorisation of by-products (including CO2), waste and recycling”, “Eco-efficient processes”, “Catalytic materials specifically dedicated to innovative processes incorporating bio-based materials” and “Environmental impact of all actions implemented”. These topics shall be mirrored and flashlighted by overview presentations of renowned speakers among which are: Paul Anastas, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, Francesca Aulenta, BASF, John Warner, Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Wilmington, MA, USA, B. Weckhuysen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
The city of La Rochelle has for many years placed sustainable development at the heart of its policies and has implemented many positive actions in the areas of health promotion, solidarity, social action, biodiversity, water … but also in the area of town planning, construction and energy. The priority of La Rochelle is to reduce the carbon footprint by acting daily in different areas, which is expressed by many actions from the management of municipal buildings to town planning by way of public facilities, transport and travel.
The Encan site is located close to the historic center, near the old harbour, called now the “bassin des grands yachts”. It was built on the old fish market, place of memory of Rochelaise fishing. The Encan center, now called “La Rochelle Congrès” has adopted an environmentally friendly and responsible approach, supported by the ADEME, for its various events.