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Green Chemistry News Roundup: October 23-30, 2015

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‘Horizon Faculty Fellowship’ Helps Entrepreneurial Professors

October 29, 2015 | Mcpherson Sentinel

Teacher incorporates entrepreneurial concepts of critical thinking and sustainability into a general education chemistry course that emphasizes “Green” chemistry.

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Safer Chemicals Would Benefit both Consumers and Workers

October 29, 2015 | The Conversation

Consumer awareness and community activism exert pressure on manufacturers, and early-stage legislation, testing the waters of government involvement in the United States.

Global Research Alert Called for Microbial Ecosystems Critical to Life on Earth

October 28, 2015 | The Daily Galaxy

A consortium of 48 scientists from 50 institutions in the United States has called for an ambitious research effort to understand and harness microbiomes.

Isolation and Identification of Green Pigments from Waste Pineapple Peels

October 28, 2015 | LabMate

The use of Green Chemistry Principles when applied to the extraction and isolation of chlorophyll biodegradation products (Green Pigments) from pineapple peel waste.

University of Missouri Researchers Developing Biodegradable Displays for Electronics

October 28, 2015 | Sustainable Brands

University of Missouri researchers are creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays, which could one day help reduce electronic waste in the world’s landfills.

Cleaning Up the Precious Metals Industry

October 28, 2015 | PHYS ORG

Researchers have discovered a new material that can catalyze the decomposition of cyanide ions in process waste streams.

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped

October 25, 2015 | Biofuels Digest

Algenol, winner of a 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, diversifies into carbon capture and water treatment while oil prices drop.

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