• Equipping Chemists to Meet Global Sustainability Challenges

    Representing the largest body of scientists in the world, the American Chemical Society has an important role to play in supporting its members and working with partners committed to addressing global sustainability c...
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  • Biobased Polymers: A Sustainable Alternative?

    Dr. Bryony Core, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx We live in the age of plastic. Our lives have become so enmeshed with it that it is becoming impossible to avoid in day to day life. Its uses are myriad: saving...
  • Message from the Director - San Diego Wrap, New Education Project, and Traveling to Botswana

    It was lovely to see so many of you at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego in August! Green chemistry symposia were presented across numerous divisions on a variety of topics. The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable o...
  • VCU Professor Frank Gupton Honored by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

    The Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry will be presented October 25, 2019 to Prof. B. Frank Gupton at the NESACS Process Chemistry Symposium in Cambridge, M...
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  • Six Grant Winners Announced by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

    Left to right: Fernando Albericio, Beatriz G. de la Torre, Mark Mason, Aaron Vannucci, Arnaud Voituriez, Susan Olesik, and Ryan Shenvi.   Researchers from four U.S. institutions as well as South Africa and Fran...
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  • Setting the Scene: Blooming Green Chemists and the ACS Summer School Experience

    By Michelle Muzzio, Graduate Student, Brown University   I never realized how much location could profoundly change an experience until I was walking to class about to learn more about green chemistry from some ...
  • The Moonshot of our Times: Meeting the Challenge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (with chemistry)

    By Christiana Briddell, Communication Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute In a cultural and political climate that grows increasingly more divisive and nationalistic, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
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  • Reflecting on the 2019 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

    That’s a wrap! The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute would like to sincerely thank all of the 579 attendees who presented and participated in the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering...
  • A New Professional Organization for Advancing the Science of Alternatives Assessment

    Contributed by Rachel Simon, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, and Lauren Heine, Senior Science Advisor, Northwest Green Chemistry; Director of Safer Materials and Data Integrit...
  • Celebrating the Winners of the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) was honored to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to host the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony and recepti...
  • Message from the Director: Thank you for your service to ACS

    We have just wrapped up the joint 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/ 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Reston, Virginia. We were thrilled to welcome more than 60...
  • Closing the Loop on Critical Elements

    Organizers: David J. C. Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute; Xianlai Zeng, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University   There is a growing list of elements that are c...
  • Wastes as Feedstocks is the New Reality

    Organizers: Se Ryeon Lee, Research Group Leader; Chad Landis, Research Associate; Kristin Nuzzio, Senior Research Chemist, PPG Industries   Converting an economy that is still largely linear (Take-Make-Dispose),...
  • Making Chemistry Greener & Safer

    Organizers: Peter A. Reinhardt, Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University; Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO, Environmental Safety Manager, Keene State College   There are many commonalities ...
  • Catalysis for CO2 Conversion

    Organizers: Gonghu Li, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire; Jonathan Rochford, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston   The green chemistry community, and indeed most of the general...
  • Fostering Green Chemistry and Alternatives Assessment Collaborations in Safer Product Design

      The Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) is a professional association solely dedicated to advancing the science, practice, and policy of alternatives assessment and informed substitu...
  • Quantitative approach to Green Chemistry made easier with DOZN 2.0 from MilliporeSigma

    Contributed by Samy Ponnusamy, Fellow & Global Manager, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma   The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a conceptual framework for green chemistry that is globally accepted, whi...
  • Carbon Dioxide: Closing the Loop on the Ultimate Raw Material

    Organizer: Joseph Sabol, Chemical Consultant   This symposium is about industrially viable processes to utilize carbon dioxide as a raw material feedstock (as opposed to current venting to the atmosphere or deep...
  • Advances in Sustainable Plastic Degradation

    Organizer: Love-Ese Chile, Bioplastic Specialist and Consultant, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions As the world becomes more educated and aware of the environmental issues facing our planet and the consequences of n...
  • Leveraging Partnerships in Start-Ups and SMEs

    Organizers: Paul D. Thornton; Laura M. Reyes, Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada In addition to having a great innovation and a solid business plan, an equally important element for creating a su...