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Green Chemistry News Roundup: March 4-11, 2016

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United Airlines is flying on biofuels. Here’s why that’s a really big deal.

March 11, 2016 | Washington Post

On Friday, United Airlines will launch a new initiative that uses biofuel to help power flights running between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with eventual plans to expand to all flights operating out of LAX.

 

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Sustainable Chemistry: Putting carbon dioxide to work

March 9, 2016 | Nature

Carbon dioxide is an abundant resource, but difficult for industry to use effectively. A simple reaction might allow it to be used to make commercial products more sustainably than with current processes.

 

Meet 15 of Africa's Most Brilliant Young Scientists – One of them could be the next Einstein

March 9, 2016 | Mail & Guardian Africa

Their biographies, to the lay-man, look like something akin to the work of a superhero, and they could just save the continent.

 

5 Strategies to Accelerate Green Chemistry

March 7, 2016 | GreenBiz

Two years ago, the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) established as its mission the mainstreaming of green chemistry, a point in time where all chemistry — including chemistry and engineering research, education and policy — is considered "green."

 

Paperlogic and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Collaborate to Invent and Commercialize Green Chemistry Opportunities for Cellulose Nanofibers

March 7, 2016 | PR Newswire

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (WBI) and Paperlogic, a Southworth Company (Paperlogic), announce their collaboration to create and develop prototypes for a wide array of novel technologies derived from cellulose nanofibers (CNF).

 

Research for Lithium Ion Batteries that can Assist in Utilizing Wind and Solar Energy

March 7, 2016 | PhysOrg

"The issue is that solar energy is only produced during the day, and wind energy only on windy days. It's not always in sync with consumers' demands of electricity and unused energy has nowhere to go."

 

How Kensington Capital Partners Aims To Diversify Alberta’s Economy

March 7, 2016 | Alberta Oil Magazine

The Toronto-based alternative investment house recently opened a Calgary office that's focused on funding energy projects and green technology.

 

 

 

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