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Workshop on Cellulose, Regenerated Cellulose & Cellulose Derivatives

Cellulose Workshop 2021 300x150Cellulose Workshop, 16-17 November at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

The Cellulose Workshop has over the years developed into an international forum of professionals interested in recent cellulose development. Last year, 110 participants representing universities, institutes and companies from Austria, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA had registered and at any given time around 70 participants took part in the workshop. The keynote presentations were very interesting and attracted several questions from the international audience.

The next physical two-day Cellulose Workshop has been moved to 2021 and will be held at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, 16-17 November 2021. We intend to arrange a physical conference, but depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the world, this might be changed.

A conference programme and more information will follow soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Conference on the Impact of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

Call for papers - 28th International Conference Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

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When: Postponed until late September 2021

Where: Åre, Sweden

This conference, 28th in the series, will highlight solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers using current power technologies such as fluidised bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration, as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultra-super-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems and gasifiers. These challenges involve fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, aerosol formation, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity, as well as sensors and control strategies.

The conference emphasises end-results and application of fundamental information to minimise fuel quality impacts on power
production and the environment. The conference will focus on traditional fuels, particularly traded coals, low-grade and low-rank coals and opportunity fuels such as biomass, tires, black liquor, MSW, waste sludge and pet coke. Fundamental studies, pilot-scale investigations, full-scale evaluations and computer simulation papers are encouraged.

Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited toBio4energy cmyk

• Coal and opportunity fuels such as waste and biomass
• Fuel characterisation, preparation and upgrading
• Co-combustion
• Ash characterisation
• Slagging
• Deposit build-up, consolidation and shedding
• Fly ash and aerosol formation
• Corrosion at high temperatures
• Influence of ash on process performance: Operational and emission problems
• Diagnostics, sensors and controls

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9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry

iupac 2020 web banner for logos 01 1The 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry is organised by the Association of Greek Chemists (AGC), in collaboration with the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD) and the Hellenic Green Chemistry Network. It has been endorsed by IUPAC and several other organisations and associations related to Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

When: Postponed until 2022

Where: Athens, Greece

The main aim of the IUPAC International Conference series on Green Chemistry (ICGC) is to bring together all relevant stakeholders from academia, research, industry, NGOs, policy makers and society, to exchange and disseminate knowledge and ideas that promote the concept of green chemistry, sustainable development and circular economy. This year’s conference is the ninth of the ICGC series, the first having been organised in Germany (2006), followed by Russia (2008), Canada (2010), Brazil (2012), South Africa (2014), Italy (2016), Russia (2017) and Thailand (2018).

The ICGC-9 will cover the following general topics

  • Green Chemistry in Academia, Research and Industry
  • Green Chemistry in Education and Society
  • Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Bioeconomy and Circular Economy

The scientific programme will deal with global trends and developments in the field of green and sustainable chemistry, as well as with research and technology aspects of high importance to specific parts of the world. For example, the topic of biomass valorisation will be discussed both with regard to agricultural, as well as forestry wastes, to be of interest to relevant countries and regions. The use of non-toxic solvents, the development of low/no waste industrial chemical processes, the use of bio-based or degradable plastics, as well as the increase of societal and political awareness on green chemistry practices, will comprise of topics with a broader audience. The contribution of Green Chemistry to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations will also be  highlighted. Within this context, both new fundamental chemistry approaches, as well as dedicated industry-oriented processes will be discussed, in the different areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.

The conference programme will comprise of Plenary, Keynote, Oral and Poster presentations, and will include workshops, e.g. on bio-based polymers and plastics recycling, presentation of awards and prizes, as well as attractive social events.

Highlights of the conference will be communicated by IUPAC via its news magazine Chemistry International, and the proceedings will be published in a Special Issue of IUPAC’s official journal, Pure and Applied Chemistry. Special issues of high-impact journals in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry will also be produced, with selected papers of the conference, following standard peer-review procedures.