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Green Chemistry News Roundup: October 9-16, 2015

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Food and Beverage Waste Makes Sustainable Carbon-Based LEDs Possible

GC News Roundup.pngOctober 16, 2015 | Laser Focus World Researchers have found a way to create light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from food and beverage waste, a sustainable use of materials that would otherwise decompose and be of no use

Target Incentivizes Suppliers to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

October 15, 2015 | Triple Pundit

Target has posted a significant update to its sustainable products standard that is driving suppliers away from toxic ingredients

Calcium Carbide Replaces Explosive Acetylene in Organic Synthesis

October 14, 2015 | Chemistry World

Scientists have replaced explosive acetylene with cheap and benign calcium carbide to make common small organic molecules in a safer, cheaper and more atom-economical way, and at scale

Seeing a Commitment to Greener Chemistry at this Year’s ACS conference

October 14, 2015 | SciTech Connect

Elsevier hosted booth at ACS Nation Meeting, noted frequent green chemistry discussion

EPA Leaders Praise CSU Sustainability Efforts

October 14, 2015 | Colorado State University

CSU’s research and innovation efforts in green technologies and practices have grabbed the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Commercial Boost for Firms That Suck Carbon from Air

October 14, 2015 | Nature

Two companies expand their extraction plants and line up customers

Natural Substance Found in Mussels Looks to be a Nifty Flame Retardant, Too

October 13, 2015 | Minn Post

Since California changed manufacturing practices by requiring foam-filled furniture, mattresses, infant clothes and other products be treated with flame retardants, policymakers and legislators have struggled with a difficult trade-off

Flick the Switch for Bacteria-Made Biofuels

October 12, 2015 | Asian Scientist

Using in silico modeling and simulation, scientists have engineered a more efficient enzyme for the production of n-butanol in bacteria

How Big Chains from Walmart to Whole Foods are Cleaning Up Chemicals

October 10, 2015 | Green Biz

As consumers increasingly seek more sustainable products, retailers have become a new voice for the chemical safety of the products they sell

Pushing for Green Chemistry

October 9, 2015 | Living on Earth

Ken Geiser, UMass Lowell Emeritus Professor, talks with host Steve Curwood about testing regimes and how we can make the chemical industry safer

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National Chemistry Week: Molecules, Light and Natural Dyes

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