Two day Awareness Seminar on Green Chemistry & Engineering, Lonere (22nd - 23rd April 2013)

Awareness Seminar Report
- Documentary & Photo Report

Environmentally Sound Management in Chemical Industries
- Mr. P K Mirase, Asst. Secretary (Technical), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

Theme Presentation - Awareness on Green Chemistry & Engineering
- Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Green Organic Process
- (Dr.) B M Bhanage, Head, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology

Process Optimization and Green Engineering
- Mr. Madhav Sapre, CTO, PI - Process Intensification

Recycle@SourceTM Solution as a technology in the Green Chemistry Toolbox
- Dr. Komal Maheshwari Joshi, Relationship Manager, Newreka Green Synth Tech. Pvt. Ltd.

Green Process - Profit from Zero Liquid Discharge
- Dr. Sanjay Jain, Director, Geist Research Pvt. Ltd.

Bayer Climate Check - An integrated tool to mitigate energy consumption and CO2 emissions
- Mr. Jagdish Solanki, Bayer Technology Services

Green Solvent - Potential Environment Impact (PEI) Assessment of Solvent Recovery System
Using Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR)

- Dr. Sanjiv Bachal, Process Consultant, Equinox Softwares & Services Pvt. Ltd.

ZLD solutions for complex effluents
- Mr. Manish Kharwade, General Manager, Praj Industries Ltd.

ROCHEM responds to the need of the Industry - Innovative Products and Cost effective Solutions!
- Mr. Rajesh Dalvi, Rochem Seperation System India Pvt. Ltd.

Wealth from Waste (WW) Green Technology Initiative
- Prof. (Dr.) V. V. Mahajani (Environment Management)

Integrated Water Management at Nagda Site
- Mr. Devendra Singh Dhami, Sr. Manager - HSEQ, Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd.

Resin Processing
- Mr. Saleem Sirkhot, Senior Manager - Production, PRIVI Organics Pvt. Ltd.

Industrialization of Green Chemistry at Mahad
- Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Activities of Green ChemisTree Foundation
- Ms. Krishna Padia, Executive Director, Green ChemisTree Foundation

IGCW 2013 Symposium

Symposium Day I (6th Dec)


LAZORRIZATION for 3D Management in Chemical Manufacturing
- Mr. Satish Khanna, MD, Founder LAZORR, Ex-Lupin

What inspires me & Excel for Going Green
- Mr. Ashwin Shroff, Chairman & MD, Excel Industries Ltd, INDIA

Innovating towards Sustainability in Chemistry:  It’s a Business Imperative
- Dr. David Constable, Director, American Chemical Society - Green Chemistry Institute, Washington DC, USA

Sustainability and Megatrends – the fuel for innovation in the chemical Industry
- Dr. Martin Vollmer, CTO, Clariant International, Switzerland

Thinking About Sustainability at Godavari Biorefineries

- Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman & MD, Godavari  Biorefineries Ltd.

Physics and Chemistry to integrate Economics and Ecology :Recycling and Reuse of Waste
- Mr. Rajeev Pandia, Company Director and Corporate Adviser at various companies in India, the Middle East, Europe and the USA

Knowledge Paper release on IGC&E Report Release and Overview presentation
- Mr. Charu Kapoor, TATA Strategic Management Group

Symposium, Day II (7th Dec)


Key note address - New Supply Chains based on Renewable Resources and New Technologies
- Dr. James Clark, Director, Green Chemistry Center of Excellence for Industry , University of York, UK

Sustainable and Environmentally Benign Polymers: Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Industry

- Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, CSIR  Bhatnagar Fellow & Former Director National Chemicals’ Laboratory (NCL), India

Sustainability models in the fine and specialty chemicals industry

- Dr. R Rajagopal, CCO, KnowGenix, India

Green, Bio-based Solutions for a Sustainable Economy
- Dr. Roger Sheldon, Delft University & CEO, CLEA Technologies Ltd; & inventor of the E-factor matrices

Wealth from Waste - Biomass Valorization Opportunities in India
- Dr. Christopher Tuck, Business Science Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK

Sustainability - Driving Business and Innovation in Chemical Industry: SABIC Example        
- Dr. Surendra Kulkarni, Research Director & Site Head, Sabic Technology Center, India

Food waste valorization - a brief review

- Dr. Jeff Eaves, Industry Manager, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence for Industry, Univ. of York, UK

Evening plenary talk on The E factor at 21
- Prof. Roger Sheldon, Delft University, Netherlands (Founder of E-factor matrices)

(To be upload shortly)
Dr. John Warner, Co-founder Green Chemistry Principles & CTO, Warner Babcock Green Chemistry Institute, USA

Symposium, Day III (8th Dec)


Challenges of industrialization and implementation of green chemistry & engineering technologies
- Dr. David Constable, Director- American Chemical Society- Green Chemistry Institute, Washington DC, USA

Implementation Challenges for Innovative Technologies
- Dr. Sanjay Jain, Director, Geist Research Pvt. Ltd., India 

Barriers in the Implementation & Industrialization of Green Chemistry & engineering technologies (To upload shortly)
- Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Continuous Processing in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Opportunities and Barriers for Green Engineering
- Dr. S Vijaykumar, VP, Process Engineering Head, IPDO Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. India

Green Initiatives at UPL
- Mr. Ashish Dagade, GM- Environment , United Phosphorus Ltd.               

Go Green Strategies and Their Applications to Polymers and Additives
- Dr. Rangaprasad, Director, SIES School of Packaging & Packaging Technology Center, India

IGCW-2013, One-day Conference for Pharmaceuticals Industry (6th Dec) :


Keynote Address : Green Chemistry Innovation and Opportunity in the Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemical Industries
- Dr. David Constable, Director, ACS-Green Chemistry Institute & Member

Impact of collaborative efforts
- Mr. Satish Khanna, Founder LAZORR and ex-Lupin, India

Scalable Green Practices
- Dr. Rakeshwar Bandichhor, Director API-R&D, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India

(To be upload shortly)
Dr. Paul Anastas, Director, Centre of Green Chemistry at Yale, Former Asstt. Administrator, US-EPA, USA

Seeking Green Chemistry viaProcess Research
- Dr. Narendra Ambhaikar, Director and Head –R&D, Piramal Enterproses Limited, India

Route and Process Design to Drug Substance Manufacture – A Sustainable Approach to Reduce Carbon Foot Print

- Dr. Manjunatha S G, Principal Scientist – Pharmaceutical Development, AstraZeneca India Pvt. Ltd., India

IGCW 2013 180o Seminar

Green Process & Measurements (6th Dec)

Chitin – re-discovering a 200 year old molecule- How application of ancient principles help the evolution of an industry
- Mr. Christopher  Bluemel, Founder, I-CHESS, India

Marketing challenges for ‘technology startups with innovative solutions’.
- Ms. Sandra D’Sa, Marketing Head at Geist Research Pvt. Ltd., India

From gram to kilo, scaling up of novel green chemistry technologies

- Dr. Mark Gronnow, Head of Process Chemistry, Bio-renewables Development Centre, University of York, UK

Recycle@SourceTM – A new tool in the tool box of Green Chemistry & Engineering
- Mr. Rajesh Moholkar, Technology Transfer Manager, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Environmental Efficiency of Chemical Processes
- Dr. Anuj Mittal, VP - R&D, PI Industries Ltd., India

Green Solvents (7th Dec)

Introduction & Overview
- Dr. David Constable, Director, American Chemical Society- Green Chemistry Insitute, USA

Potential Environmental Impact (PEI) Assessment of Solvent Recovery System Using Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR)
- Dr. Sanjiv Bachal, Process Consultant, Equinox Software & Services Pvt. Ltd., India

A New Ether Process Solvent: Cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME) for Green Chemistry and Process Innovation
- Mr. Shunji Sakamoto, Manager, Specialty Chemicals Division, Zeon Corporation, Japan

CASTOR –BASED GREEN SOLVENTS
- Mr. Varun Udeshi, Vice-president, Jayant Agrochemicals Pvt. Ltd.

Green Catalysts (7th Dec)

Introduction & Overview
- Prof. Bhishma Patel, Dept. of Chemistry, Indian Instiute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam

Nature Inspired Green Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis (To be upload shortly)
- Dr. G Sekar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Sustainable Metal Catalysts
- Dr. Komal Maheshwari, Head R&D, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Green Catalytic Oxidations
- Dr. Roger Sheldon, Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, & CLEA Technologies B.V., Delft, Netherlands

Enzymes for Biocatalysis
- Dr. Bhalchandra Vaidya, Advanced Enzymes Pvt. Ltd., India

Biocatalysis- An Effective Tool for a Cost Efficient, Sustainable & Green Manufacturing
- Mr. Dinesh Nair, Novozymes, India

Green Engineering (8th Dec)

"Green Engineering using Commercial Flow Reaction & Process Intensification Platforms"
- Vijay Kriplani, CTO, Process Intensification, India

An Integrated Tool to Mitigate Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions

- Mr. Jagdish Solanki, Manager-Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Management, Bayer Technology Services, India

Green Engineering for a Thriving Business / case studies

- Mr. Walter Linhart, Head of Engineering, Micro Innova, Austria

Green Engineering Case-studies
- Mr. Vineet Shroff, Director, Standard Engineers', India

Presentations of Green Chemistry & Engineering Workshop at ChemSpec Europe 2013

Green, Bio-based Solutions for a Sustainable Economy
- Dr. Roger Sheldon, CEO, CLEA Technologies B.V. & Founder of E-factor concept, Netherlands

How Sustainability evaluation is able to support strategic decision-making
- Dr. Peter Saling, Head Eco-efficiency Analysis, BASF, Germany

Cellulosic ethanol: Scale-up and commercialization
- Dpl. Ing. Paolo Corvo, Business Development Manager Biofuels Europe, Clariant, Germany

Solvent Recovery Strategies for the Sustainable Design of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients
- Prof. Mariano Savelski, Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, USA

"Challenges & barriers in the implementation of green chemistry & engineering in the chemical industry"
- Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Guenther - Dept of Evironmental Management, Faculty of Economics, TU Dresen, Germany

Bio-renewables : a sustainable source of chemicals and materials
- Prof. James H Clark, Director, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and Bio-renewables Development Centre, University of York, UK

"Green" Custom Manufacturing - The importance of the development of greener processes in a competitive market environment
- Dr. Boris E. Bosch, Head of Project Management, Manufacturing Strategy, Saltigo GmbH, Germany

Design of environmentally benign processes at DSM
- Dr. Peter Poechlauer, Principal Scientist, ChemTech Center, DSM, Netherlands

Recycle@SourceTM, a platform technology in the green chemistry toolbox
 - Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Contribution of Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether (CPME) to Green Chemistry.
- Shunji Sakamoto, Manager, Speciality Chemicals Division, Zeon Corporation, Japan

Report of Green Chemistry & Engineering Workshop at Munich

Presentations of Green Chemistry & Engineering Event at Hyderabad on 05th Feb 2013

  1. Inauguration by Green ChemisTree Foundation
  2. Industrial green chemistry, challenges and opportunities by Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  3. Relevance of green chemistry practices in the pharma industry by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
  4. Impact of Process Research / Route Scouting towards the Environment during API life cycle by Piramal Enterprises
  5. Case Studies Presentations by:
    1. Aurbindo Pharma Ltd.
    2. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratoies Ltd.
    3. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
    4. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
  6. Green process technologies by Ecologic Technologies Ltd.
  7. Recycle at source technologies by Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Green engineering : micro-reactors & continuous flow technologies by Bayer Technologies Services
  9. ‘Green’ Catalysts by Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd.
  10. Solvent recovery solutions by Equinox Services Pvt. Ltd.
  11. Process intensification / Zero liquid discharge by Praj Industries Ltd.
  12. Summarize & Conclude by Green ChemisTree Foundation

Comments & Feedback
  • While I was only there for one day, I could tell that it was extremely successful. Congratulations on putting together a wonderful event.

    - Dr. John C Warner,
    Co-Founder 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, CTO-Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry
  • You all have made a huge commitment to implementing green chemistry and engineering in India and all your hard work and sacrifice is beginning to be rewarded, I think. Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do. It's truly inspiring!

    - Dr. David Constable,
    Director, ACS-Green Chemistry Institute
  • The IGCW Conferences have established a unique niche in bringing together key stakeholders of Green Chemistry in India and providing them a platform to share experiences and best practices. I am sure in the years to come they will vastly strength the awareness of Green Chemistry and become a catalyst for change for the Chemical Industry of India. My very good wishes for continued success.

    - Dr. Swaminatthan Sivaram,
    Bhatnagar Fellow & Former Director, NCL, Pune
  • We thank you giving us an opportunity to participate/speak and further to get us associated with the IGCW Convention. It was a beautifully organized workshop, which gave us a chance to blend with various industries & Academia! "

    - Mr. Chandrakanth K Sethia,
    Sales Manager, Corning India Ltd.
  • It was indeed a fruitful exhibiting at the Symposium which gave an insight of the Industry working for the Green Environment. We had quite good interactions with few fellow industrialist to see how we can contribute to the same.Thanks for your support and Congratulation to you and your team for the successful event.

    - Mr. Rahul Kirkinde,
    Business Head- API Healthcare, Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd.
  • I appreciate all your efforts in India in the areas of Green Chemistry/Technologies. It was a very nice experience for me to attain IGCW-2015 and to receive the Award in SME category. The conference was very well organized.

    - Dr. Prakash Somani,
    Founder, Applied Sciences Innovation Pvt. Ltd.
  • It was a good show put up by you and your team. The event was satisfying in terms of industry presence and our content of discussions/presentations. Look forward to the next programme. Do share the details when ready.

    - Mr. Girish Thorat, ,
    General Manager – India, ROCHEM Separation Systems
  • Huge congrats for organizing such a great green chemistry conference. I enjoyed every bit of it. Those two days provided me real feedback about Indian industries approach towards green chemistry. My 180 degree seminar was highly appreciated by the audience and several industries are now in touch with me for some serious collaboration. It was great event and you should have it every year. You should also invite more active academicians in the field. Once again I like to congratulate both of you for the success of this event.

    - Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar, FRSC,
    Nano-Catalysis Laboratory (NanoCat), Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
  • Congratulations on organizing another successful and impactful IGCW 2015. It was my pleasure to participate and learn from this convention. "

    - Dr. Vilas Dahanukar,
    Chief Scientist, IPDO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
  • I want to say you and the rest of your fantastic team a very big thank you for organizing the conference which was a great learning and networking platform – we were happy to be able to contribute! And we look forward to continuing the collaboration in the future. All the best – and look forward to touching base again in 2016.

    - Mr. Michael Foldager,
    Senior Manager, Global Marketing & European Sales, Novozymes AS
  • I would also like to thank you again for giving me the opportunity to join and present at IGCW 2015 in Mumbai. It was a brilliant event, with fascinating content and high-profile participants. I made some good contacts there for my new company and I am optimistic for the next steps.

    - Dr. Wolfgang Eger,
    Director, Kijani Asia
  • The IGCW Conferences have established a unique niche in bringing together key stakeholders of Green Chemistry in India and providing them a platform to share experiences and best practices. I am sure in the years to come they will vastly strength the awareness of Green Chemistry and become a catalyst for change for the Chemical industry of India. My very good wishes for continued success.

    - Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram,
    Bhatnagar Fellow & Former Director, NCL, Pune
  • IGCW is a confluence of knowledge, research and solutions; a meeting of some of the great minds in Green Chemistry. It is a class apart and the passion, commitment and dedication to the cause that culminated in the two day IGCW-2015 shone forth from the IGCW team. I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of this great event. Team IGCW, may your passion be contagious ! Keep up the great work !

    - Ms. Sandra D’Sa,
    GM- Marketing, Geist Research Pvt. Ltd.
Past IGCW 2015 Speakers
  • Keynote Speaker
    Dr. John Warner
    Co-Founder, 12 Principles of Green Chemistry President, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors
    The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, USA
  • Dr. Ajit Sapre
    Group President R&T,
    Reliance Industries Ltd., India
  • Mr. Anil Jain
    CEO, API division,
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India
  • Dr. Anil Kumar
    Principal Scientist & Head,
    TATA Chemicals Ltd., India
  • Dr. Charlotte Wiles
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Chemtrix BV, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Deepak Parikh
    CMD,
    Clariant Chemicals India Ltd., India
  • Dr. David J. Constable
    Director,
    ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI), USA
  • Dr. Denis Prat
    Head of Process Safety & Environment, Chemistry & Biotechnology
    SANOFI, France
  • Mr. Hans Ole Klingenberg
    Commercial Director,
    Novozymes A/S, Denmark
  • Dr. Joachim F Krueger
    Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer,
    Clariant Chemicals, Switzerland
  • Dr. Maria Dalko
    Director of Chemistry Department,
    L'Oréal Research & Innovation, France
  • Mr. Mayank Singhal
    Guest-of-honour, CMD,
    PI Industries' Ltd., India
  • Dr. Murali Sastry
    CEO,
    IITB-Monash Research Academy, India
  • Mr. Nitesh Mehta
    IGCW Convenor & Founder Director,
    Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Mr. Pasin A. Dave
    President,
    TBF Environmental Technology Inc., Canada
  • Dr. Rajagopal
    COO,
    KnowGenix, India
  • Dr. Rajan Venkatesh
    Vice-President - Chemical & Performance Products - South Asia,
    BASF, India
  • Mr. Ravi Kapoor
    Managing Director,
    Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Dr. Rajappa Vaidyanathan
    Director and Head-Process Research and Development,
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, India
  • Dr. S. Hariharan
    CEO and Joint Managing Director,
    Solaris Chemtech Industries Limited, India
  • Mr. Samir Somaiya
    Chariman & Managing Director,
    Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., India
  • Dr. Sébastien Duprat de Paule
    Ph.D., R&D Director,
    CHIMEX - L'OREAL, France
  • Dr. Shisher Kumra
    Executive Director,
    Sustainability Support Service (Europe) AB, Sweden
  • Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram
    CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow,
    National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), India
  • Dr. Vilas H Dhanukar
    Chief Scientist - Process R&D, Integrated Product Development Organization,
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India
  • Dr. Walther Hofherr
    Executive Director,
    Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), Basel

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