Category Archives: Sustainable

A green chemist’s interest in responsible research and innovation

In the past few months, I have been involved in a project on responsible research and innovation (RRI). What is RRI? Well, it’s concerned with the “nature and trajectory of new technologies and fields of enquiry” and asks at a fundamental … Continue reading

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Sustainable chemistry thriving at the University of Nottingham

This post is a copy of a press release I wrote for a recent event on green and sustainable chemistry held at The University of Nottingham in April 2014.  Researchers from across the University of Nottingham came together to talk … Continue reading

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EcoChem Diary

Day 0: Settting up This week I’m at the EcoChem trade show and conference on green & sustainable chemistry, being held in Basel, Switzerland. The University of Nottingham are sending a team of us out there to showcase our research … Continue reading

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Where next for Green Chemistry?

I recently attended the 6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry. This post is intended as a summary of some of the key messages and information coming out of the conference. As there were a large number of presentations … Continue reading

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What Sustainability Means to a Chemist

A group of Ph.D. students at the University of Nottingham have recently set up a forum for early career researchers studying sustainability (in any of its forms or guises). The Sustainability Research Network, as it has been called, had its … Continue reading

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Canals, Trams and Recycling Old Ideas for a Sustainable Future

I was intrigued to read today about Aecom’s big idea to build a 24m wide canal from Northumberland, via the Lake District, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to the South-East. A big idea to solve a big problem, namely the imbalance … Continue reading

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