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2011-11-18 02:41:53

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, today released a series of audio podcasts highlighting the science and cutting-edge technology behind solar power. The podcasts, available without charge at http://www.acs.org/chemmatters, tell the story of how scientists and students are making progress in harnessing the abundant energy of the sun. Well-suited for classroom use, the first two episodes explain the chemistry behind solar power – a promising...

2011-11-16 13:09:00

Absence of Chemicals Policy Reform Leaves Public Health in Jeopardy WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), a health advocacy group, urges Senators to act on testimony presented at Thursday's U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing in support of the Safe Chemicals Act (S. 847), which would substantially amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It has been 35 years since TSCA was passed with no significant updates...

2011-10-17 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber, Inc. has been awarded a 2011 ICIS Innovation Award, winning the Best Business Innovation category for the development and commercialization of its biobased succinic acid platform.  BioAmber joins an elite group of past winners that includes Huntsman in 2010 and DSM in 2009. BioAmber becomes only the second company to have won the prestigious ICIS Innovation and the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards in the...

Biofuels Produced From Microwaved Garbage
2011-09-16 04:56:38

  Professor James Clark, of the Green Chemistry Center of Excellence at the University of York, announced a new technology recently that could help eliminate waste from the food supply chain. This waste will be converted, with the help of microwaves, into useful biomass derived chemicals, materials, and fuels. The project dubbed the Orange Peel Exploitation Company (OPEC) is a partnership among researchers at the University of York, The University of Sao Pablo, Brazil, and the...

2011-08-23 19:50:37

Baylor researchers develop new method for Europe´s REACH regulation Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals. For many chemicals in use every day, scientists do not have enough information to understand all of the effects on the environment and human health. In response to this, the European Union enacted the REACH regulation, which places...

2011-08-23 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Chemical Company, manufacturer of industry-leading technology-based products and solutions in specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics, and Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders (MRP), announced today the two companies have partnered to conduct collaboration targeted at making tires more sustainable. Dow and Lehigh will combine proprietary technologies to modify the rubber...

2011-08-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica announced its successful production of pound quantities of butadiene made from renewable feedstocks. This achievement confirms the technical viability of Genomatica's bio-based manufacturing process for the dedicated, on-purpose production of butadiene. Butadiene is one of the seven basic chemicals at the core of the chemical industry and is an important ingredient used to make products such as tires, engineering polymers and latex...

2011-08-18 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO and NOVARA, Italy, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica and Novamont announced they have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture that is expected to lead to the first industrial plants in Europe producing butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstocks. Novamont, a leading producer of biodegradable bioplastics, will consume the BDO for captive use to meet the increasing demand for its products. Rapid industrialization, 40 million pounds per year from first...

2011-08-17 23:52:51

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, today launched a new edition of its award-winning Bytesize Science video series, which has been fascinating thousands of viewers of all ages since its inception in 2007. Bytesize Science has received accolades from the National Science Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 2011 update refreshes Bytesize with a new...

2011-07-27 08:04:00

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, a technology leader for the chemical industry, topped the first-ever list of "The 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Materials." Biofuels Digest announced today that Genomatica was voted the No. 1 hottest company in renewable chemicals and materials, in competitive balloting against both public and private fuels and chemicals leaders. "The momentum in the renewable chemicals and materials space inspired us to run the...


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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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