5th International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE 2016)

An ECI Conference

June 19-24, 2016
Fairmont Tremblant Hotel
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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Final Program with posters

Poster Dimension:  1.2 m x 1.2 m (4 ft by 4 ft)

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About This Conference

GPE 2016 is the 5th International Congress on Green Process Engineering.  The first four congresses have been extremely successful (Toulouse in 2007, Venice in 2009, Kuala Lumpur in 2011 and Sevilla in 2014) and have attracted between 200 and 350 participants from academia, industry, and research organizations from around the world. A similar success is expected for the fifth International Congress on Green Process Engineering.  The proposed venue is the Fairmont Hotel in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, a superb mountain resort location provides an environment favoring knowledge exchange, networking, the generation of new ideas, and the acceleration of applications that will benefit society.

GPE 2016 will provide an exceptionally stimulating international forum for presentation of commercial applications, emerging technologies and scientific advancements in the area of green process engineering.

The format of the congress will be of a “retreat-style”. There will be no parallel sessions in order to allow all participants to attend and contribute to all presentations. Apart from 4 plenary lectures of 30 minutes each, the regular contributions will consist of short oral presentations (10 minutes) to be delivered in a large ballroom. Each presentation, however, will also be accompanied by a poster, to be presented normally after dinner. The poster session will allow ample time for informal discussions. Additional free-forum poster presentations will also be invited.

Networking time will be scheduled during each early afternoon.  This will allow participants to engage in informal discussions and to spend time together enjoying the many beautiful outdoors activities available at Mt. Tremblant (hiking, beach time, canoeing, walking around the village, golfing, …).

The conference timeline will extend from Sunday afternoon to mid-day on Friday.

The main themes for GPE 2016 will be:

  1. Sustainable Energies
  2. Integrated Biorefineries
  3. Novel Catalytic and Bio-catalytic Processes
  4. New Reaction Media and Clean Solvents
  5. Process Design and Development
  6. Process Intensification (Multifunctional reactors, Micro-structured reactors, Heat exchanger/reactors, Reaction/separation coupling (Membrane reactors, Adsorptive reactors, Reactive distillation, Reactive extraction)
  7. Modelling and optimization (Experimental design, Optimal design, Advanced process control)
  8. Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Green Processes
  9. Green Process Engineering Education
  10. Safety, Risk Management and Environmental Protection
  11. New Opportunities in Green Process Engineering

Conference Organization

Franco Berruti, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Cedric Briens, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Chairpersons of GPE Congress Series:
Martine Poux and Patrick Cognet, University of Toulouse, France

GPE Congress Series Ambassador:
Jean-Claude Charpentier, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France

Members of Scientific Committee:
N. Abatzoglou, University of Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke (Canada)
U. Arena, Seconda Universita’ di Napoli, Napoli (Italy)
M. K. Aroua, University of Malaya – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
E. Beckman, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA
D. Bergbreiter, Texas A&M – College Station (USA)
G. Casamatta, Université de Toulouse -Toulouse (France)
J.C. Charpentier, Université de Lorraine – Nancy (France)
P. Charpentier, Western University – London (Canada)
R. V. Chaudhari, University of Kansas – Lawrence (United States)
J. Chaouki, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal – Montreal (Canada)
P. Cognet, University of Toulouse (France)
H. I. De Lasa, Western University – London (Canada)
L. Estel, INSA de Rouen – Rouen (France)
D. Fletcher, University of Sydney – Sydney (Australia)
M. Frediani, University of Florence – Florence (Italy)
P. Frediani, University of Florence – Florence (Italy)
C. Gourdon, Université de Toulouse -Toulouse (France)
E. Ibáñez, IICA-CSIC, Madrid (Spain)
U. Jauregui, Centro de QuÍmica Farmaceutica – Havana City (Cuba)
P. Jessop, Queen’s University – Kingston (Canada)
R.J. Kazlauskas, University of Minnesota (USA)
S. Kersten, University of Twente – Twente (The Netherlands)
F. Ko, University of British Columbia – Vancouver (Canada)
F. Lapicque, Université de Lorraine – Nancy (France)
C. Leonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Modena (Italy)
P. Lozano, University of Murcia (Spain)
O. Masek, University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
E. Norrant, UCB-Group – Brussels (Belgium)
R. Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
C. Panjapornpon, Kasetsart University (Thailand)
M. Poux, University of Toulouse (France)
A. Ray, Western University – London (Canada)
M. Ray, Western University – London (Canada)
L. Rehmann, Western University – London (Canada)
J. F. Rodríguez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
B. Saha, London South Bank University (United Kingdom)
P. Salatino, Universita’ di Napoli – Napoli (Italy)
M. Schlaf, University of Guelph – Guelph (Canada)
S. Specchia, Politecnico di Torino – Torino (Italy)
C. Xu, Western University – London (Canada)

Abstract and Manuscript Submission

Deadline for extended or short abstracts for oral presentations:       Closed
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:       Closed

Poster Dimension:  1.2 m x 1.2 m (4 ft by 4 ft)

Short abstracts may be submitted instead of extended 7-page abstracts. The short abstract should provide enough information to assess both the significance and originality of the research.

Both short and extended abstracts will be available at the time of the conference but will NOT be published in the ECI Digital Archives to avoid any plagiarism issue with future journal papers.

ECI will offer contributors the opportunity to publish their presentation slides in the ECI Digital Archives (http://dc.engconfintl.org/).  Contributors will have also the opportunity to submit their full papers for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (IJCRE).

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at:


The abstract template available at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.

Special Publication-Contributors to the conference are invited to submit full manuscripts for possible publication in a special issue of “Processes” dedicated to the Conference.

The deadline for submission of the papers is October 15, 2016.

Authors interested in this invitation should submit their manuscripts by connecting to the “Processes” website dedicated to GPE 2016 (click on the logo below):

Conference Sponsors

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Deadline for 7-page Abstracts or short Abstracts submission:               Closed
Abstracts Reviews and Selection of Presentations:   Closed
Submission of Revised Extended Abstracts:              Closed
Call for Free-Forum Posters:                                         Closed

Conference Venue

Fairmont Tremblant, 3025 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, which made its official debut in February 1997, is located at the base of Mont Tremblant in the magnificent Laurentian region of Quebec.  The concept for Fairmont Tremblant hotel originated with the vision of a modern chateau situated in harmony with its natural surroundings and the colorful pedestrian village.  Architects and designers worked together to combine modern conveniences and a warm décor that reflected the mountain life.  The architects drew inspiration from 19th-century Quebec seigneury, whose grant Provencal-style residences dominated the merchant squares overlooking the outskirts of the village.

Embedded in the mountainside, the village of Mont Tremblant features French-inspired architecture that evokes the charm of old Quebec City, with pitched rooftops, corrugated shingles, old-fashioned chimneys and a U-shaped design opening onto a public square – a meeting place and public crossroads for the villagers.

Chasse-galerie sur le Mont Tremblant, a Quebec legend, tells the tale of a group of lumberjacks desperate to return home to their families after spending months in the Laurentian forests.  Visited one night by a mysterious stranger with a flying canoe, they boarded the craft and he expelled an enchanted command creating colorful sparks that propelled the canoe into the air.  As they passed over Mont Tremblant, they slowed their rhythm and lit a lantern to light up the night.  This inspired Fairmont Tremblant hotel’s rustic interior design.

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights), all meals, and taxes from the welcome drink and dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday. Incidental fees (telephone calls, faxes, spa, laundry, etc.) are billed to your personal account by the hotel.


The conference fees are:

Register on    or before  June 3, 2016 Register after June 3, 2016
Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $2,455.00 US $2,655.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $2,055.00 US $2,255.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to Kathy@engconfintl.org) US $1,525.00 US $1,725.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (Includes all conference included meals and activities) US $795.00 US $795.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. No meals or entrance to social activities. US $0.00 US $0.00

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI (info@engconfintl.org) for pricing.

Conference Registration

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If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email tressa@engconfintl.org.

Special Notes for Payment

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.

All participants are encouraged to register before May 20, 2016.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date and hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. Any additional costs for special meal requests must be paid by the participant to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment is made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to kathy@engconfintl.org.  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations can be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund provided that ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

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Final Program

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General Information

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

The Engineering Conferences International conferences calendar and other information can be found on the ECI web site: www.engconfintl.org

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