From 11/03/2014 to 11/07/2014

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - 43, bd du 11 novembre 1918 - 69622 Villeurbanne


The “French-Chinese conference on Green Chemistry, a better chemistry for a better life” (FC2GChem) will be held, from November 3rd to November 7th 2014 in Shanghai and in Wuhan. It is organized under the auspices of the Joint Research Institute for Science and Society (JORISS), an international research and development platform sponsored by ECNU, ENS Lyon, CNRS, University of Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region, and with the help of the French Embassy in China and the French General Consulates in Shanghai and in Wuhan. This event is organized within the frame of France-Chine 50 (www.france-chine50.com), the official celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between France and China, supervised by the Institut Français (French Ministry of Foreign Affair and French Ministry of Culture and Communication). The meeting will be honored by the presence of several members of French and Chinese Academies of Sciences among the speakers.

The aim of FC2GChem is to highlight academic and industrial research and innovation in sustainable chemistry which is expected to bring both economic development and societal progress over the 21st century. This conference will show the latest achievements of the existing partnerships between Chinese and French teams and will favor the seeding of future collaborations. This conference will be the first of a new series of events, combining two former series of meetings (Sino-French Conference on Green Chemistry and the Better Chemistry for better life) which took place in the recent years in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Lyon. It will gather about 100 Chinese and French scientists both from industry and academia. All areas of green chemistry will be covered during the Shanghai sessions which will take place on the ECNU campus in Shanghai on November 5-7th, while the session scheduled on November 3 & 4 2014 in Wuhan will focus on renewable resources for chemistry and energy. Areas such as low-carbon chemicals and energy, safer fine chemicals and processes, soil, water and air purification and remediation, innovative platform molecules and materials… will be discussed in an interdisciplinary environment involving, organic, catalysis, materials, process and theoretical chemists.

The format of the conference will include plenary and special invited lectures as well as poster communications. Locations will be the campus of the East China Normal University (ECNU, Shanghai, and the Campus of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, Wuhan) in connection with the China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy (ICARE).