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Green Chemistry News Roundup: January 8-15, 2016

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Green Nano: Positive environmental effects through the use of nanotechnology

January 15, 2016 | Nano Werk

The green nano design principles developed by the German NanoCommission constitute an attempt to establish consensus-based guidelines for environmentally friendly and sustainable production.

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Young Researcher Wins Prestigious Grant for Safe Chemical Research

January 13, 2016 | The GW Hatchet

Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, an assistant professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant.

Making Pharma Manufacturing More Sustainable

January 13, 2016 | PharmTech

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly making public commitments to sustainability goals and investing in the "green" chemistry, equipment, and manufacturing practices needed to meet these goals.

Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge Winners Provide Practical Everyday Solutions

January 13, 2016 | Sustainable Brands

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk, the hosts of the competition, awarded a $2000 cash prize to the winners in the four categories: Best Student Project, Best Professional Project, Best Use of the Autodesk Fusion 360 Tool, and Best Use of Aluminum.

American Chemical Society Releases 2016 Advocacy Agenda

January 13, 2016 | ACS Office of Public Affairs

Among these critical measures that ACS expects will pass this session of Congress is The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act.

A Rechargeable Calcium-Ion Battery

January 12, 2016 | C&EN

Materials: Will calcium knock lithium off its perch?

Learning Through a Portfolio of Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Projects

January 11, 2016 |

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology is considered by many to be an essential route to meet climate mitigation targets in the power and industrial sectors.

These Companies are Figuring out How to Reduce the Toxics in Electronics

January 11, 2016 | Ensia

As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.

E Pluribus, Unum: LanzaTech, Global Bioenergies demonstrate the Biotechnology App Store

January 10, 2016 | Biofuels Digest

As Global Bioenergies, LanzaTech tighten isobutene partnership, the era of “swap-in, swap out” biorefining microbes comes clearer, closer.

What You Need to Know About Microbeads, the Banned Bath Product Ingredients

January 9. 2016 | Forbes

President Obama has signed into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which bans microbeads, a common ingredient in personal care products.

Method's Saskia van Gendt on Honing Operations

January 8, 2016 | GreenBiz

Method is setting the standard for clean manufacturing. On Oct. 2, Bard MBA in Sustainability spoke with Saskia van Gendt, greenskeeping manager for Method Home

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