Green Chemical Engineering Network towards upscaling sustainable processes (CA18224) – GREENERING, is project (Action) funded by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

The objective of GREENERING COST action is to promote and boost the industrial application of green chemistry and sustainable technologies, developing the tools for the scale-up and implementation of emerging processes into industry.

This can only be successfully achieved through the connection of working groups in emergent areas such as:



Best use of raw materials


Use of clean solvents


Efficient use of energy


Production of minimal amount of waste


The development of novel processes and high added value products from the integration of highly innovative technologies has been pursued and it is the objective of different programs and projects. Within these settings, GREENERING arises to provide tools and knowledge to the participants enabling them to be highly competitive in new breakthrough developments.

To achieve this, the GREENERING brought together experts from academia, industry and technology transfer institutions with the aim to:

  • create a network with common interests;
  • create working groups to influence decision makers and stakeholders in adopting sustainable processes;
  • create competitive consortiums able to apply to H2020 competitive calls and
  • increase the entrepreneurial mind-set of researchers and particularly young students who with their youth and wilful energy will be able to transpose technology into products.

Additionally GREENERING will aim to provide long-term collaborations between academic institutions and companies which will ultimately result in the implementation of green processes at industrial scale and transfer of specialized technology into the market, being fully aligned with Europe’s interest in creating highly competitive sustainable companies.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. COST Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Action Details

  • MoU - 041/19
  • CSO Approval date - 04/06/2019
  • Start of Action - 14/10/2019
  • End of action- 13/04/2024
    Former end of action - 13/10/2023