ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Be part of our Sustainable Chemistry Club: LCA in Sustainable Chemistry – Challenges and opportunities for LCA in bioeconomy projects

The “Sustainable Chemistry Club” is a new initiative, organized by the ISC3 and the Science and Technology Park Pune (Scitech). Join us at our second club session that will take place on the 24th of June 2021 from 11.30 - 1.00 pm CEST (Germany) and 3.00 – 5.00 pm IST (India).

In our second session, our speakers Ms. Karoline Wowra and Mr. Andreas Scharf from DECHEMA e.V will give an overview of challenges and opportunities for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in bioeconomy projects. This method is widely used to measure and document the overall environmental impact of a certain product over its entire life cycle.

The Sustainable Chemistry Club was created to raise awareness on the pivotal role of Sustainable Chemistry (SC) across sectors and value chains. Participants will learn the holistic concept of Sustainable Chemistry and understand the linkages between SC, various industry sectors and innovation. In every session speakers from Europe and India will present their insights, experiences and challenges followed by an open discussion.

Joint us once a month for 90 mins to learn, connect and discuss with industry experts, Scientists and Entrepreneurs!

If you are interested in joining the next SC Club session on LCA, please contact our International Relations Manager Juanita Halblaub at juanita.halblaub©

ACHEMA Pulse 15-16 June 2021

Join us at ACHEMAPulse2021 live 15-16 June 2021.
The ACHEMA is one of the, if not the, biggest exhibition places for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing as well as energy and environmental services.
You can attend our part of the event free of charge, using our exclusive code: upEAa
Register here.


Expert Talk Kopernikus-Project „Power to X (P2X)“

We’re delighted we hosted a closed workshop for the Kopernikus-Project on 1st June 2021 to discuss P2X with experts from DECHEMA, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, RWTH Aachen University Summer and Winter School, Volkswagen, WWF Deutschland, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Covestro, izesggmbh, Evonik and Beiersdorf. Very much looking forward to fruitful discussions and to part two on 22 June 2021!

7th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development - Focus Topic: Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture

This year's Summer School will take place 12 - 16 July 2021.

At this Summer School the Research & Education Hub will take a closer look on agriculture to discuss the opportunities and benefits of sustainable chemistry in this field.

Agriculture is an important source of food supply but also contributes to sustaining and driving the economy.

On the one hand numerous products of the chemical industry such as fertilizers or pesticides are intentionally used in agriculture, which comes along with an increasing contamination of the surface and ground water, soil and air. Rising resources and energy demand are causing overall damages to the ecosystems (e.g. biodiversity loss, water pollution, climate change). In addition, agricultural products could be contaminated by pesticides, which can cause negative health effects on humans.

On the other hand agriculture increasingly provides raw materials for the chemical industry. Hence, agriculture is a crucial field of action for sustainable development including sustainable chemistry. Therefore, this year’s Summer School will provide general information and the latest insights on sustainable chemistry itself in the first part and focus on contribution of sustainable chemistry to sustainable agriculture and vice versa in the second part of the Summer School.

The exchange of the participants' experiences always is at the core of the discussions in the lectures, which are complemented by workshops. The Summer School aims at students, postgraduates and young professionals dealing with or being interested in the

The programme and further information is available on the Leuphana’s website.

Registration is now open. Please register here.

In case you have any further questions, please get in touch.

Registration Deadline: 30 June 2021

6th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference - online

The 6th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference will take place online – live and on-demand on 16-18 November 2021.

In its 6th edition, the conference addresses the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is chaired by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Director of the ISC3 Research & Education Hub and Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry of the Leuphana University, and organised by Elsevier. The conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for participants from academia, industry, politics, NGOs, and other areas to address today's sustainability challenges.

Abstracts can be submitted until 28 May 2021 here.

Learn more and register here.

Global Week on Sustainable Chemistry - 8-12 November 2021

With a Global Week on Sustainable Chemistry, the ISC3 strives to raise international awareness for the concept and the actors in this field. The Week takes place in 8-12 November 2021 as an international, online event, with the goal to present the relevance and fascination of Sustainable Chemistry with a cross-sectoral approach. With the Global Sustainable Chemistry Week, the ISC3 will offer a platform for all stakeholders to present their projects, business models, and research activities. Learn more here.