Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Renewable Feedstocks:
A Fantasy or Reality?


Date: Wednesday 8 April 2015

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Location: University of Bath, Building 3 West North 2.1 

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) brings together expert speakers from industry and academia together with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest research into Renewable Feedstocks.

The symposium will provide an outstanding programme covering areas such as biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering. This will be complimented by a poster session. There will be questions after each talk and guests will be exposed to new areas of research which will encourage a lively discussion.

External Speakers

Professor David Cole-Hamilton, Emeritus Professor, University of St. Andrews

Professor Johannes de Vries, Head of the Department of Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock, Germany

Professor Duncan Wass, Professor of Catalysis, University of Bristol

Dr Duncan Browne, Lecturer in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Cardiff University

Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram, Chancellor's Research Fellow, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University

Dr Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi, Managing Director, Biotech Consultants Ltd


Registration has now closed.


Time Title Speaker
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Introduction Professor Matthew Davidson
10.40 A green synthesis of paracetamol from renewable limonene Dr Marc Hutchby, University of Bath
10.55 Process intensification of paracetamol green synthesis Dr Massi Vezzoli, University of Bath
11.10 Designing Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles For Biomass Valorisation Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram, Cardiff University
11.40 High added value chemicals from waste bio-oils Professor David Cole-Hamilton, St Andrews University
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Breaking Beets: Optimisation of steam pre-treatment for the fractionation of Sugar Beet Pulp Dr Charlotte Bennett, University of Bath
13.45 Making municipal waste come up smelling of roses - future chemical production using synthetic biology Dr Matthew Styles, University of Bath
14.00 Using Enabling Technologies to Shade Synthesis Green Dr Duncan Browne, Cardiff University
14.30 EUnergy Cane: an alternative biomass feedstock for Europe Dr Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi, Biotech Consultants Ltd.
15.20 Coffee
15.50 Selective, green epoxidation methods of terpene feedstocks William Cunningham, CSCT PhD student, University of Bath
16.05 Cyclic Carbonate Monomers from Carbon Dioxide and Sugars Georgina Gregory, CSCT PhD student, University of Bath
16.20 New catalysts for the conversion of ethanol to advanced biofuels Professor Duncan Wass, University of Bristol
16.50 Conversion of renewable resources: New catalytic challenges Professor Johannes de Vries, University of Rostock/ Groningen
17.40 onwards Wine reception and posters

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