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Green Chemistry News Roundup: April 2-8, 2016

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Tesla’s Model 3 orders are through the roof. Here’s what that means for the planet.

April 6, 2016 | Washington Post

Tesla Motors unveiled its latest electric car, the Model 3, on March 31, with a lower price tag and 2017 delivery date. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk heralded the Model 3 as a way to accelerate the world's "transition to sustainable transport."

 

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QD Vision and Hisense Announce Joint Initiative to Make TVs and Displays More Energy Efficient

April 6, 2016 | Business Wire

The collaboration is intended to underscore the role of quantum dot technology in making China’s rapidly growing display industry more “green.”

 

Can a Bottle Made From Algae End the World's Plastic Addiction?

April 6, 2016 | TakePart

The all-natural container is biodegradable.

 

Do Pineapple Trimmings have a place in Aquafeed?

April 6, 2016 | Feed Navigator

A feed product made using pineapple peelings may boost growth, health and production of farmed prawns.

 

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

April 5, 2016 | NPR

Renewable energy like solar and wind is booming across the country as the costs of production have come down.

 

Edible film: The future of eco-friendly packaging?

April 4, 2016 | DW

Food packaging is a major source of plastic waste. Developing wrapping that is edible could help - not just the environment, but maybe even taste, too. A scientist at a green chemistry conference in Berlin tells DW how.

 

Global Concerns Promoting Growth of “Green” Chemistry Markets, Reports BCC Research

April 4, 2016 | Cleantech

BCC Research estimates in its new report the global chemical industry will grow to over $1.5 trillion per year when bio-based and renewable products replace existing products and provide new revenue sources to companies and regional economies.

 

 

 

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