Welcome to the web page of the Sustainabiliy Section of the EFCE.
The Sustainability Section of the EFCE envisions a sustainable process industry in the European context where economically sustainable companies operate with minimal ecological impact while delivering maximum social benefit through its products and services, as well as providing a safe and inspiring work environment. It also envisions a vibrant innovation climate within the professional community of chemical engineers based on cutting edge research. The Sustainability Section recognizes the pivotal role of chemical engineering knowledge for the transformation of the European society towards sustainable development and foresees a particular role for chemical engineers as scientific as well as societal change agents, supporting this transformation in the economic, social and political arena at the national, European and international levels.
The mission of the Sustainability Section is:
The broad agenda of the section requires the co-operation of experts in interdisciplinary sub-sections that deal with the chemical engineering aspects of the Grand Challenges our profession faces. The figure below shows the work structure of the Section, the interactions as well as the leaders of these sub-sections.
For more details on the Section, download the position paper here.
New members of the Section are welcome. To apply for membership, please complete the online application form or contact one of the co-chairs.
International Conference on Sustainable Production and Consumption
Manchester, UK, 4-5 October 2018
International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering
Barcelona, Spain, 2-4 October 2017
2nd Symposium on Sustainability: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
included in ECCE10, Nice, France, 27 September - 1 October 2015
2015 International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering - ICOSSE '15
Balatonfüred, Hungary, 26-29 May 2015 (EFCE Event No. 732)
CHISA Special Symposium:
Sustainable process industry - bright future for chemical engineers
24 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic