BPA Substitute can trigger Fat Cell Formation: Chemical used in BPA-free products exhibits similar endocrine-disrupting effects

March 22, 2016 | Science Daily

Exposure to a substitute chemical often used to replace bisphenol A in plastics can encourage the formation of fat cells, according to a new study.

 

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Global Biocatalysis and Biocatalysts Market 2016-2020 - Key Vendors are BASF, Codexis & DuPont - Research and Markets

March 22, 2016 | Business Wire

Biocatalysts are used for different applications ranging from food and beverages to biofuel production.

 

Apple Announces New Recycling Program as Interest in Green Gadgets Grows

March 21, 2016 | The Guardian

Efforts to reduce e-waste have led some tech designers to create devices that aren’t as disposable as the gadgets we’re used to.

 

Evolving State Green Chemistry Initiatives

March 19, 2016 | National Law Review

States continue to enact new laws and implement a diverse array of programs and requirements seeking to regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of chemicals in products.

 

FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program Request for Proposals

March 18, 2016 | EPA

Pollution Prevention Grant Program funds grants or cooperative agreements that implement pollution prevention technical assistance services and/or training for businesses and support projects that utilize pollution prevention techniques to reduce and/or eliminate pollution from air, water and/or land.

 

Four Paths to More Sustainable Plastics

March 17, 2016 | Triple Pundit

Rising consumer consciousness is continuing to heighten demand for plastic feedstock that isn’t quite so harmful to our planet.

 

Researchers Seek Ways to Extract Rare Earth Minerals from Coal

March 15, 2016 | Phys Org

With supplies growing scarce of essential materials needed to make products ranging from smart phones to windmills, Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.

 

Research at Your University: Green polymers using supercritical carbon dioxide

March 14, 2016 | IMPACT

Silvio Curia and Steve Howdle from the Chemistry department have been researching ways to make polymers using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2).

 

Ucore, IBC Prepare to Test Innovative Rare Earth Separation Pilot Plant

March 13, 2016 | Petroleum News

Will the rare earth elements separation technology that Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has been endeavoring to develop during the past two years revolutionize the recovery of these minerals crucial to modern technology?

 

 

 

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