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Green Chemistry News Roundup March 24 – 30, 2017

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American Chemical Society Expresses Concern over Executive Order on Climate Change

March 29, 2017 | American Chemical Society

The ACS public policy statement on Global Climate Change specifically supports the importance of addressing Earth’s changing climate and calls for international cooperation to address the issue.

AkzoNobel has Developed Intelligent Biocides for Coatings in the Shipping Industry

March 28, 2017 | The Guardian

Scientists at AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company, are using principles derived from nature to develop coatings that protect surfaces such as the hulls of cargo ships, which could save fuel and emissions.

General Mills is Making Efforts to Improve the Agricultural Supply Chain

March 27, 2017 | GreenBiz

To reduce its footprint, General Mills has set a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2025. It’s moving towards zero waste-to-landfill at 100 percent of its production facilities over the same time frame. And it has committed to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of 10 key ingredients.

Amgen Executive Shares How Green Chemistry has Become Vital to the Pharmaceutical Industry

March 27, 2017 | C&EN

Margaret Faul, leader of the sustainability transition, discusses the firm’s strategy to reduce waste and save time and money

How Green Chemistry is the Key to Reduced Waste and Improved Sustainability

March 26, 2017 | The Conversation

Making chemical compounds, particularly organic molecules (composed predominantly of carbon and hydrogen atoms), is the basis of vast multinational industries from perfumes to plastics, farming to fabric, and dyes to drugs.

New Hydrogen Production Catalyst Developed at Aalto University

March 24, 2017 | The Chemical Engineer

Engineers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen production which uses 100 times less platinum than conventional electrocatalysts, yet with similar efficiency, which could be used as a low cost option for renewable energy storage.

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