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Green Chemistry News Roundup: January 21-29, 2016

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Chemists Use Biocompatible Method to Synthesize Titania

January 29, 2016 | MEHR News Academy

Iranian and Iraqi researchers studied the possibility of the application of herbal extracts to synthesize titanium dioxide nanoparticles, INIC reports.

Will Green/Sustainable Chemistry Provisions Survive Final TSCA Reform?

January 28, 2016 | JD Supra Business Adviser

There is still no definitive answer as to whether the green/sustainable chemistry provisions in S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, will survive the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conference committee process as lawmakers confer and prepare the final compromise legislation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill.

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Military Success, Rare Metals and the Periodic Table

January 28, 2016 | Investor Intel

How the Military came to Love Rare Earth and Other Technology Metals.

Marketers: Stop Selling 'Green,' Start Selling Products That Match Our Values

January 28, 2016 | Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands recently referenced a study from Ohio State University that shows that “not only do many consumers not want to put much effort toward finding out whether our purchases were produced ethically (which is not exactly news), they have a way of looking down on those who do.”

Biomaterials firm Metabolix to Move HQ to Woburn from Cambridge

January 27, 2016 | Boston Business Journal

A Cambridge company that develops biomaterials as environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastics is moving its headquarters to Woburn this year, and plans to close a Lowell site next year.

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass

January 26, 2016 | Chemistry World

US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their new electrolytic approach can even release hydrogen from obstinate molecules like lignin and cellulose.

New Bioplastic Mashup Spells Doom for Petrochemical Industry

January 25, 2016 | Clean Technica

Two global industry giants, DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland, have just announced a new “breakthrough” process for producing a high performance, 100% biodegradable bioplastic building block.

All for Less Carbon

January 22, 2016 | Nature Matters

The development and implementation of low-carbon and carbon-free technologies will be essential to limit the global temperature rise well below 2 °C from pre-industrial levels.

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