4th Industrial Green Chemistry World Convention & Ecosystem (IGCW-2015) on 4th - 5th December 2015

Sympo, Awards, Seminar, PCB & Exhibition Report
- Documentary & Photo Report

Symposium Day I (4th Dec)

Keynote Talk : Innovation to Commercialization
- Dr. John C Warner, Founder & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry, USA & Co-founder, 12 Principle of Green Chemistry

Innovation towards Sustainability in the Global Chemistry Enterprise

- Dr. David Constable, Director, ACS-Green Chemistry Institute, USA

Green Chemistry and Engineering : An Industrial Prespective
- Dr. Ajit Sapre, Group President R&T, Reliance Industries Ltd., India

Vision 2025 : Chemical Industry in India : Megatrends, Sustainability and Innovation
- Dr. Deepak Parikh, CMD, Clariant Chemicals India Ltd., India

Creating chemistry for a sustainable future
- Dr. Rajan Venkatesh, Vice-President - Chemical & Performance Products - South Asia, BASF, India

Green Chemistry : As a source of Innovation
- Dr. Maria Dalko, Director, Dept of Chemistry, L'Oreal, France

Think Green, Act Green
- Mr. Ravi Kapoor, Managing Director, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd., India

Initiation : Need to "Co-opete" for Industrial Sustainability
- Mr. Anil Jain, CEO - API Division, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India

Renewable Feedstock & Sustainability
- Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chairman & MD, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., India

Organizational Initiatives Towards Developing Greener Processes for Generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
- Dr. Vilas H. Dahanukar, Chief Scientist-Process R&D, Integerated Product Development Organization, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India

Biocatalysis : Biological solutions to a growing world
- Mr. Michael Foldager, Global Marketing Manager - Biocatalysis, Novozymes A/S, Denmark

How to improve the Company Sustainability Performance by Active Portfolio Management
- Dr. Joachim Krueger, Sr. Vice President, Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland

Symposium Day II (5th Dec)

Green, Safe and Sustainable Chemistry : Repositioning Chemistry as a Central Science
- Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), India

EcoFootprint & Sustainable Innovation : Made in CHIMEXTM Approach
- Dr. Sebastien Duprat De Paule, R&D Director, Operations, CHIMEX - L'Oreal, France

Overview of Green Chemistry/Sustainability research projects in the IIT-MONASH Research Academy
- Dr. Murali Sastry, CEO, IIT-Monash Research Academy, India

Development of Safe, Robust, Environmentally Responsible Processes for New Chemical Entities
- Dr. V. Rajappa, Director & Head-Process R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb, India

Use Efficiency - A design paradigm for Green Innovations
- Dr. Anil Kumar, Principal Scientist & Head, TATA Chemicals Ltd., India

Selection of green solvents
- Dr. Denis Prat, Head of Process Safety & Environment, Chemistry & Biochemistry, SANOFI, France

Leveraging GCE tools for sustainable chemical manufacturing : Learning outcomes
- Dr. R. Rajagopal, CEO, KnowGenix, India

Scalable Flow Chemistry : A Flexible Tool for the Research, Developments and Production of Pharmaceuticals, Fine & Speciality Chemicals
- Dr. Charlotte Wiles, Chief Executive Officer, Chemtrix BV, Netherlands

Identifying "green chemistry" industrialisation barriers through case-studies
- Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Working together for safer colorants

- Dr. Walther Hofherr, Executive Director, Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), Switzerland

Green Chemistry & Related Regulatory Developments
- Dr. Rashmi Naidu, Director, Technical Services, NS Support Services Pvt. Ltd. (Technical Support Centre to SSS (Europe) AB, Sweden)

One-day Conference on Green Chemistry for State Pollution Control Board Conference on Day I (4th Dec)

Green Chemistry : Moving from Regulations to Promotion
- Dr. John Warner, Co-Founder, 12 Principles of Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry Best Practices by Global Environmental Authorities
- Dr. David Constable, Director, ACS - Green Chemistry Institute

Pollution Control & Prevention - Chemical Industry Perspectives
- Dr. S. Hariharan, CEO & Joint Managing Director, Solaris ChemTech Industries Ltd., Avantha Group

Wealth out of Waste - Profit Centric Solutions for Industrial Wastewater
- Ms. Sandra D'Sa, General Manager - Marketing, Geist Research Pvt. Ltd.

Sharing of Best Practices by State Pollution Control Board
- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh / Telangana and other State PCB's

Pollution Prevention at Source through "Cleaner Production" - Contribution of GPCB
- Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre, Gujarat

Co-processing - An environmentally sound solution for a zero waste future

- Mr. Ulhas Parilkar, Director - Geocycle India at ACC Limited

Innovative ways to achieve CETP Inlet Norms - The Vatva experience
- Mr. Deepak Dawda, CEO, The Green Environment Services Co-op Soc. Ltd., Vatva, Gujarat

The Next Generation of Environmental Protection (Live Talk)
- Prof. Paul Anastas, Former Director, US-EPA & Founder 12 Principles of Green Chemistry & Green Engineering

180o Seminars on Day II (5th Dec)

Seminar I : Green Processes

Managing Hazardous and other wastes through cement kiln co-processing in a sustainable manner
- Mr. Ulhas Parilkar, Director - Geocycle India at ACC Limited

Developing green process for speciality chemicals
- Mr. R. N. Mohanty, VP-Technology, Pidilite Industries Ltd.

Versatile, environmentally friendly coating & adhesives
- Ms. Shweta Gupta, Manager Application & Technology Development, Covestro (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Zero Liquid Discharge solutions for industries
- Mr. Amit Udgirkar Sr. Manager, Praj Industries Ltd.

Seminar II : Green Catalysts

New class of chloraluminate Ionic Liquids
- Dr. Parasu Veera Uppara, Vice-President & Group Lead (Ionic Liquids Research) Reliance Industries Ltd.

Biocatalysis - An effective tool for a cost efficient, Sustainable & Green Manufacturing
- Dr. Dinesh Nair, Regional Business Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

Green Chemistry by Nano-Catalysis
- Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar, FRSC Nano-Catalysis Laboratory (NanoCat), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Catalyzing Biocatalysis

- Mr. Wolgang Eger, Director, Kijani Asia

Seminar III : Green Solvents

Green Solvent - A sustainable option
- Dr. Sangeeta Srivastava, GM - Corporate and R&D, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.

We are already on the "Green Way".... Green Solvents from Merck
- Mr. Arun Bachnalkar, Product Manager - Solvents, MERCK Life Sciences Ltd.

Green Solvent - A sustainable option
- Dr. Denis Prat, Head of Process Safety & Environment, Chemistry & Biochemistry, SANOFI, France

Seminar IV : Green Engineering

'Green Engineering with Downflow Gas Contactor (DGC) Reactor'
- Dr. MG (Deepak) Palekar, Head-Strategy & Technology, STEP Pvt. Ltd.

Optimizing resource recovery... towards effective ZLD
- Mr. Girish Thorat, General Manager - India, Rochem Separation Systems (I) Pvt. Ltd.

"Innovative Ion Exchange Technology for treatment of Aqueous Effluent Streams & Developing Greener Processes through Recovery & Reuse of valuable products."
- Dr. C. Nandi, Vice President - R&D, NOCIL Ltd.

Innovative Drives Green Growth : Corning Advanced-FlowTM Reactor Technology
- Mr. C K Sethia, Manager – Sales (Advanced-Flow Reactors), Corning India

Two-day Industrial Seminar & Exhibition on Green Chemistry & Green Engineeering for Pharma API Industry (27th - 28th April 2015)

Seminar & Exhibition Report
- Documentary & Photo Report

Keynote Talk
- Dr. AV Rama Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, Avra Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Green Engineering in Pharmaceutical Industry

- Mr. Suhas Jawlekar, Associate Director, Process Engineering, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

Relevance of 12 Principles of Green Chemistry in Pharma API Manufacturing
- Prof. (Dr.) B. M. Bhanage, Head, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology

Case Study on Imatinib Process
- Dr. Durga Prasad, Vice President - R&D, NATCO Pharma Ltd.

'Case studies - Waste valorization for profits – the WHY, WHAT and HOW'
- Dr. Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Geist Research Pvt. Ltd.

ENCATSTM- Encapsulated Catalysts -For Easier, Faster and Cleaner Processes
- Mr. Tanmay Godiawala, General Manager, Reaxa (S-AMIT Specialty Chemicals Ltd.)

Tools & strategies for Green Chemistry Implementation
- Dr. Dhileep Krishnmurthy, Vice President and Global Head R&D-API at Piramal Enterprises Ltd.

Tools & strategies for Green Chemistry Implementation
- Dr. M G. Palekar, Head- Strategy & Technology, STEP Pvt. Ltd.

Recycle at source Technologies for reducing aqueous E-factor in Pharma API manufacturing
- Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Founder Director, Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

'Green' solvents/ Solvent recovery solutions
- Dr. Raji Reddy, Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)

'Green' Catalysts for 'greener' reactions
- Dr. Dinesh Nair, Regional Business Manager at Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd

Green engineering: micro-reactors & continuous flow technologies for MSMEs
- Mr. C K Sethia, Manager – Sales (Advanced-Flow Reactors), Corning India

Catalytic oxidation technology for Air pollution control
- Mr. P.A.E.S. Srinivas, Chief Manager – Technical & Project Management, Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.

CPME Solvent for Green Chemistry & Process Innovation
- Mr. G Ram Prasad, GM, Technical Sales, S-AMIT Specialty Chemicals Ltd.

Zero liquid discharge solutions
- Mr. Hitul Naik, Rochem Separation Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Innovative COD/BOD reduction & effluent recycling through Soil Bio-technology

- Mr. Ankur Turakia, Sugam Paryavaran Vikal Ltd.

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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