SERB, dept of science and Technology, Govt of India in collaboration with the green chemistree foundation will present the IGCW awards this year under the prestigious title of SERB-IGCW 2017 awards.

The SERB-IGCW awards will acknowledge outstanding case studies incorporating the Principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering into Chemistry routes, chemical designs and Manufacturing Practices; and steps taken towards pollution prevention while meeting the triple bottom line of People, Profit and Planet

The IGCW Awards, since 2009 has been recognizing outstanding research initiatives and industrialization stories in the field of “Green Chemistry and Engineering” by Industry and non-Industry groups.


1. MNC’s Large and Medium Scale Industries

2. Small Scale Industries

3. Green Chemistry Start ups

4. Knowledge Community

  • a. Technology Developing firms in software, Process technology equipment, devices, diagnostics etc
  • b. Students pursuing their research for their Masters, Doctoral Thesis or Post Doctoral Fellowship
  • c. Guides, Researchers from universities and research institutes
    (Shortlisted Nominees in the above academia categories will be provided with complimentary executive passes to enable them to attend the entire convention along with one night complimentary accommodation at the convention venue, along with to and fro travel reimbursements. Winners In the b and c categories will be awarded a monetary reward to help further their research activities.)

Participation focus – chief representatives from R&D, R&T, production, operations and environmental health and safety sectors


Category MNC’s and large companies SMEs Knowledge community Students Most promising technology
2009 PI Industries Ltd., Dr Abid Ali- Topic Technological innovations in manufacturing process oh phorate technical Catapharma Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Shrikant KarwaTopic - Catalytic Hydrogenation Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Dr. J.S. Yadav-Technology for Enzymatic Degumming of Rice Bran Oil (50 tpd capacity) Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-B), Prof. Sanjay Mahajani -Project BIOSYNTH- Biodiesel Plant at IIT Bombay Campus NA
2011 Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mr S Mani – application of green chemistry based principles in triptan based molecules STEPS, Mr. T. Raghavendra Rao - Waste Water Recycling for Re-use through Rapid Flocculation and Oxidation using Clay Based catalysts, flocculants and Stabilized Liquid Oxidants. Gharda Scientific & Research Foundation (GSRF), Dr. Taher S. Dakorwala- Process for the preparation of Dioxazine Pigments (Pigment violet 23 ) Gauhati University, Dr. Kula Kamal Senapati -Synthesis of ferrite magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposites and their catalytic applications Praj Matrix Innovation Centre, Praj Industries Ltd. Development of commercial technologies based on Green Chemistry principles for processing biomas to value added products
2013 Dr Reddy’s laboratories, Dr Rakesh Bandichhor, Cost effective and scalable manufacturing process for voriconazole Gharda Scientific & Research Foundation (GSRF), Dr. Taher S Dakorwala - Novel process to make Quinacridone Pigment Red 122  Centre for Lipid Research, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Dr. RBN Prasad -Development of Glycerol-based Acid and Base Carbon Catalysts for Green Processes University of Tezpur, Ms. Sujata Pramanik -Towards Bio-erodible Vegetable Oil based Hyperbranched Poly(ester amide) Nanocomposites: From Anti-static Materials to Multimodal Biomedical Applications Equinox Software & Services Private Limited (EQNX),MAXSOL – MAXimization of SOLvent recovery and recycling in Pharmaceutical and Other Chemical plants
2015 Pidilite, R N Mohanty - Green Process Development and Commercialization of Isopropyl Acetate Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Prakash R. SomaniIndigenous technology for environment friendly production of carbon nanotubes IIT Guwahati, Dr. Bhubaneswar Mandal -Industrially Important Recyclable Organo-Catalytic Coupling Reagent Development for Generating Best Quality Peptides, Amides, Esters and other Related Products ICT Mumbai, Saurabh Patankar -Cascade engineered synthesis of valerolactone, 1,4 -pentanediol and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran from levulinic acid using novel Pd-Cu/ ZrO2 catalyst in water as solvent NA

SERB-IGCW Green Chemistry & Green Engineering Awards Evening

Time Theme Invitee & Speakers
18:30 Launch of SERB-IGCW Green Chemistry & Engineering Awards Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Secretary, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India rajiv sharma
Mr. Mayank Singhal, Managing Director & CEO, PI Industries Ltd., India Mayank Singhal
Dr. Ajay A. Deshpande, Former Expert Member, National Green Tribunal; Member of Compliance Panel of Asian Development Bank, India. Ajay A. Deshpande
19:00 - 19:30 Evening Plenary Talk “Green Chemistry: President, CTO - The Missing Elements” Dr. John Warner, Co-founder 12 Principles of Green Chemistry; President, CTO - The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, India John Warner
19:30 - 19:45 Evening Plenary Talk Mr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director, Pfizer Global Supply Chain & R&D, India (Invited) Srini Srinivasan
19:45-20:00 Overview - SERB-IGCW Awards Criteria & Selection Process Dr. David Constable, Science Director, American Chemical Society- Green Chemistry Institute, USA
Dr. R. Rajagopal, CEO,KnowGenix, India
David Constable R. Rajagopal
20:00- 20:30 SERB-IGCW Awards Felicitation by dignitaries
20:30 onwards Networking Dinner

SERB-IGCW 2017 Award Winners

Category Winners
MNC, large and medium scale Aarti Industries Ltd - Manufacturing Route Change in hydrogenation
Small scale industries STEP Pvt Ltd - Novel Gas-Liquid reactor, Downflow Gas Contactor (DGC) for efficient & effective, effluent treatment
Green Start-ups Growtech Innovations India Pvt Ltd - Application of tropical thermoelectric technology to replace CO2 and R134a Refrigerant Compressor based Commercial Refrigerator
Technology Developers Geist Research Pvt Ltd - Recovery of anhydrous sodium sulphate from brine solution – caustic chlorine industry
Student Ms. Nalinee Suryawanshi, CSIR-NCL - Green Approach to Deep Desulfurization using Hydrodynamic Cavitation
Researcher/Guide Dr. S Venkata Mohan, CSIR –IICT - Sustainable Biohydrogen Production from waste: Pilot scale Demonstration