Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 (GCNZ17), New Zealand’s first Green Chemistry conference, was successfully held at the Science Centre, The University of Auckland on the 8th and 9th of December. GCNZ17 was organised by the Centre for Green Chemical Science with the support from the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Development Fund. The conference organising committee was co-chaired by Associate Professor Jonathan Sperry and Ivan.
The conference was attended by over 130 delegates from 13 different countries. We had 26 talks and 4 keynote lectures covering all aspects of Green Chemistry, ranging from clean chemical synthesis and pollution prevention to next generation batteries and new biorefinery concepts. In addition to the lectures, we also had 35 poster presentations.
The poster prizes are sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry journals ‘Sustainable Energy & Fuels’ and ‘Green Chemistry’. They were judged by Professor Amy Prieto (Colorado State University), who is a member of the advisory board of Sustainable Energy & Fuels, and Professor Philip Jessop (Queen’s University, Canada), who is the chair of the editorial board of Green Chemistry.
Congratulations to the winners of the poster prizes:
RSC Sustainable Energy & Fuels Poster Prize
Stephen Lo (The University of Auckland) – with A/Prof. David Barker and Dr Bruno Fedrizzi
Poster #22 – Derivatisation of Flavonoids Extracted from Food Waste
RSC Green Chemistry Poster Prize
Ram P. Bhusal (The University of Auckland) – with A/Prof. Jonathan Sperry
Poster #4 – A Sustainable Approach for the Synthesis of Valued Added Nitrogen-Heterocycles