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2012-12-03 11:34:07

Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a cover article published in Green Chemistry, the research team describes a process that ultimately transforms the lignin byproduct into a thermoplastic - a polymer that becomes pliable above a specific temperature. Researchers accomplished this by reconstructing larger...

2012-11-16 08:21:47

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newlight Technologies (www.newlight.com) announced today it has added Jim Lunt, one of the world's leading experts in biopolymer commercial development, to its team as Vice President of Product Development. Lunt's primary role will be to drive sales of Newlight's high-performance, sustainable, cost-effective Airflex(TM) resins in key plastics markets. Prior to Newlight, Lunt served as the first head of product development for NatureWorks, LLC,...

2012-10-31 11:23:11

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Pacific Corporation (NASDAQ: APFC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) has been awarded the Environmental Excellence Award for Green Chemistry / Green Engineering from the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA), Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC), and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). Working in partnership with the State of California's Department of...

Adding Microbes To Water To Benefit Consumers
2012-10-26 14:00:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast produced by the American Chemical Society (ACS) has consistently been putting forth groundbreaking, research-based solutions to problems facing people around the world. The latest episode, based on a paper recently published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, explains how water filtration systems might be used to encourage the growth of beneficial...

2012-10-22 03:20:22

LONDON, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS, a leading global provider of news and information for the chemical and energy sectors, today announces the winners in the ICIS Innovation Awards 2012. These annual awards are supported by Dow Corning as lead sponsor, with category sponsorship by management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Best Product Innovation), chemical distributor U.S. Chemicals (Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit), polymer major...

2012-08-24 00:17:49

Giant network links all known compounds and reactions to create chemical Google on steroids Northwestern University scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network -- a chemical Google on steroids. This "immortal chemist" will never retire and take away its knowledge but instead will continue to learn, grow and share. A decade in the making, the software optimizes syntheses of drug molecules and other important compounds, combines long...

American Chemical Society Meeting Begins
2012-08-20 06:07:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) kicked off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, bringing about vibrant announcements regarding research and new discoveries. There is an estimated 14,000 scientists and other attendees at the event, which has been nicknamed the "World Series of Science." ACS said researchers will deliver topics ranging from chemistry's role in establishing the innocence of people...

2012-07-12 13:20:54

New American Chemical Society Podcast The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a new, inexpensive paper-based device designed for diabetes testing in rural areas of developing countries. Based on a report by Jan Lankelma, Ph.D., and colleagues in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, the podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from www.acs.org/globalchallenges. It explains the need...

2012-06-20 10:11:57

Scientists today described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and other "green" fuels. Their report on the use of an environmentally friendly process for extracting oil from algae came at a session of 16th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, being held here June 18-20 by the Green Chemistry Institute, part of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the...

2012-06-19 06:22:13

WOODRIDGE, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a producer of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals, has been named a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for its work using metathesis catalysis to produce high-performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge was established to recognize and promote innovative chemical...


Latest Green chemistry Reference Libraries

Green Chemistry
2012-04-29 19:52:00

Green Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering any aspect of green chemistry. It is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry and was established in 1999 by James Clark (University of York). The editor-in-chief is Sarah Ruthven. The journal covers subjects relating to reducing the environmental impact of chemical substances and fuels by developing alternative and sustainable technologies that are non-toxic to living things and the environment, including: Improved...

Energy and Environmental Science
2012-04-25 18:41:46

Energy & Environmental Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The journal publishes original research and review articles, and publishes work of an interdisciplinary nature in the biochemical and biophysical sciences and chemical engineering disciplines. The following types of articles are published in the journal: Research Papers, Review Articles, Perspectives and Mini-reviews, Communications), Opinions and Analysis...

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