TTÜ scientists are participating in the green chemistry GREENOMIcS network
TTÜ scientists research green chemistry to save the environment from Baltic Sea to Mediterranean.
The scientists of Tallinn University of Technology are participating in the green chemistry network, which aims to develop approaches to avoid pollution and hazards from chemicals at the source, to promote the ecological use of resources and to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
UNESCO UNITWIN network "GReen CHEmistry ExcelleNce from Baltic Sea to Mediterranean Sea and beyond" (GREENOMIcS) is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano (Italy), other partners are TTÜ, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany), the Aalto University (Finland) and Istanbul University (Turkey), kick-off of the project was in the beginning of May.
One aim of the network is to inform society to the contribution of appropriate Green Chemistry concepts and practices to achieve the essential sustainable development goals (SDGs). For example, responsible consumption and production.
‘We look forward to working with the network partners. A broad spectrum of expertise is present, from cleaner preparation of bulk chemicals to biodegradation assessment’ says Prof. Gathergood at TTÜ. He adds, ‘Training the next generation of chemists to more fully appreciate the environmental impact of their future employment activities, will ultimately lead to a reduction in pollution.’
The members of the network plan to spread research results widely and intensively to draw attention from policy makers and decision-makers as well as the media, the private sector and social institutions. In addition, the training in the field of green chemistry is to be prepared for postgraduate and post-doctoral students, in order to promote the participation of young scientists and, in particular, women scientists in this field. In addition, the mobility of researchers and students is to be provided.
An extension of the program to other partners and institutions is being pursued.
Professor Nicholas Gathergood, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, email@example.com, tel 620 4381