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Green Chemistry News Roundup: June 4 – June 10, 2016

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Whoa! Congress Agrees on Chemical Safety


June 9, 2016 | Courier Journal

This week, there's a new chemical safety bill that President Obama is expected to sign, and believe it or not, it was a product of Republicans and Democrats alike, as well as environmental and industry groups.

A New 'Green' Molecule Leaves Ca' Foscari for Laboratories all over The World

June 8, 2016 | PHYS

A molecule developed and synthesized at Ca' Foscari University of Venice has been made available to laboratories all over the world. Named after the Ca' Foscari researchers who discovered it, the "Perosa-Selva-Noè vinylation reagent" molecule is now listed in the Sigma-Aldrich catalogue, the world's leading supplier of R&D chemicals.

A New Molecular Toolkit for the De-Novo Design of Bioactive Agents

June 7, 2016 | Nanowerk

Nature provides mankind with a wide variety of valuable bioactive agents ranging from vitamins over vital fatty acids to cancer inhibiting substances.

Latest Bionic Leaf Now 10 Times More Efficient than Natural Photosynthesis

June 6, 2016 | Gizmag

Researchers at Harvard have developed a more efficient version of the bionic leaf, which can turn sunlight and water into electricity and liquid fuels.

Samsill Produces the World’s First Certified Bio-Based Ring Binder using Braskem's Green Plastic

June 6, 2016 | Sustainable Brands

The company is incorporating bio-based plastics and post-consumer recycled paperboard into their new and improved Earth’s Choice product line

Biomass: Chemistry's new Eldorado?

June 6, 2016 | CNRS

Why not use organic waste from domestic refuse to make tomorrow's cosmetics and plastics?

Fermentation Chemicals Market Analysis By Product (Alcohols, Enzymes, Organic Acids), By Application...

June 2016 | Grand View Research

Huge demand for fermentation chemicals for ethanol & methanol production to satisfy demand from various industrial and chemical applications is anticipated to propel the fermentation chemicals demand.

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