International Symposium on Green Chemistry Awards.
The International Symposium on Green Chemistry was held from 3 to 7 May 2015 at the AUCTION space of La Rochelle (France). This second edition has achieved remarkable international success with over 760 participants from 45 countries.
Besides the presentation of plenary lectures (10) and keynotes (18) industrial and academic participants, 250 oral presentations and 400 posters were also presented.
During ISGC 2015, the organizing committee with the expertise of the scientific committee will proceed to ISGC awards:
• A “Green Chemistry Award” provided by the International Committee of ISGC.
• A “Young Researcher Award” (< 35 years) provided by the Global network of Green Chemistry Centres headed by Prof. James Clark.
• “Poster Awards” provided by the RSC Green Chemistry journal.
Additionally, the organizing committee has also proposed holding two more industrial new sessions that were also appreciated by the participants:
One organized by the Company L’Oreal,
“Renewable Materials and Eco-processes for sustainable innovation”
The other also delivered by representatives from different sectors of Industry,
“The role of green chemistry in sustainable development strategies of Industry”
Various international networks involved in the field of green chemistry were also present and involved in ISGC-2015 among which we can mention the Global Network of Green Chemistry Centers (G2C2), the NESSE network (young researchers involved in the field of green chemistry ), the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) and the European Network COST FP1306 involved in the enhancement of co-products from the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass.
All information on the symposium is available on the website www.isgc2015.com.
For the first time, officials ISGC 2015 proposed to allocate a “Grand Prix of the Green Chemistry” dedicated to a significant scientific advance and remarkable / scientific and technological barrier in the field of green chemistry applied to materials renewable and recycled raw. All approaches and concepts (see the symposium themes but the list was not exhaustive) were concerned.
In reality, given the interest and the origin of many application files, two grand prizes were awarded, one in the direction of the industry and the other for works from the academic world.
1- One of the great price “GREEN CHEMISTRY ISGC 2015″, supported by a partnership between the Poitou-Charentes Region and Green Chemistry Institute, has been awarded :
Guerret Olivier, Vice President founder of the M2i Corporation.
Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique (1994), Olivier Guerret prepared a PhD in the Guy Bertrand team at LCC University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (1997). He was then in charge of research and development services in the Atofina Company, Coatex and Arkema before creating the company in 2013 M2i.
2- The other great price “GREEN CHEMISTRY ISGC 2015″ was awarded to
A Bert SALTS Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
In partnership with the Poitou-Charentes region and the CNRS, the ISGC-2015 prize was awarded to Prof. Bert Sels from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium for its work in the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
The awards were presented by Ms. Nathalie GARNIER representative Jean-Francois MACAIRE President of the Poitou-Charentes Region and John Warner, chairman of the Green Chemistry Institute ‘Warner Babcock‘ LLC. Wilmington USA and co-author of the 12 principles of green chemistry in the presence of Joel and Francois Barrault JEROME co-organizers of the Symposium ISGC 2015.
Joël BARRAULT and François JEROME Chairmen of ISGC2015.