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The Nexus Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to connect the global green chemistry community, share information, and support the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Reflections from the 20th Annual GC&E Conference as a First Time Attendee

Contributed by Sarah Kwan, Ph.D. Student, Yale University

On March 21th, 2016, I received exciting news that read, “Congratulations on being selected as a 2016 Breen Award Winne.r” I was elated, as not only is it a great honor to receive such a competitive

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Researchers from Penn State and Universiti Sains Malaysia are Awarded BioPharma Grants

Contributed by Christiana Briddell, Communications and Outreach Manager, Green Chemistry Institute®

Accounting for 20% of today’s global pharmaceutical market, biopharmaceuticals have emerged as a significant share of pharmaceutical research and developmen

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
EPA Honors Winners of the 21st Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Call for Nominations: 2017 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards

Co-sponsored by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in partnership with the ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry

Nomination Deadline: August 1, 2016

The inaugural ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship awards will recognize an

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Announcing the Winner of 2016 GC&E Business Plan Competition: Grow Bioplastics

For its fourth year, the ACS GCI held a business plan competition as part of the 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. There were four semi-finalists, all of which convened in Portland, OR to pitch their companies for the winning title a

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Two Decades of Green Chemistry Progress, not only for the Environment but also for Education, through the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Contributed by Michael Cann, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, The University of Scranton

Twenty years ago this July I was reading the abstracts for the fall 1996 ACS meeting in Orlando.  I came across two abstracts “The Green Chemistry Challenge” and

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
University of Tulsa and Queens University Students Win Green Chemistry Award

Two U.S.-based students have received the 2016 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award, presented by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI). Each recipient receives $1,000 USD. The award was formally presented at the 20th annual Green

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Yale University and George Washington University Students Win 2016 Breen Memorial Fellowship

The Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship is awarded to undergraduates through early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding research or educational interest in green chemistry. The 2016 Breen winners are Sarah Kwan, Yale University, and John-Hanson Mach

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Awards $150,000 to Fund Continuous Flow Research at Leeds, Temple and California State University

Each year the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable awards targeted grants to fund key research priorities. These grants spur impactful and highly relevant green chemistry research in alignment with the critical needs of the industry. Green research grants of

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a_baker
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ACS GCI Announces its 4th Green Business Plan Competition: Applications due in 2016

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is once again holding the only business plan competition exclusively devoted to green and sustainable chemistry and engineering. Early stage, pre-revenue companies and innovators who are reimagining chemistry for a susta

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Ciba Travel Award Winners Announced: Four chemistry & engineering students win ACS GCI award

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is proud to announce the 2015 Ciba Travel Award Winners: Brooke Mason, Tova Williams, Brendan Phillips and Ryan Pearson.

The Ciba Travel award sponsors the participation of students—from high school through graduate schoo

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
2016 Research Grant for Greener Biologics Purification Methods

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking a one year R&D commitment to assist the Roundtable’s biopharma initiative. The focus of the R&D will be toward optimizing the water use in downstream processing steps for monoclonal antibody (mAb) productio

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
The 2015 Green Chemistry Award Winners

Every year the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) awards students pursuing green chemistry and engineering research grants and travel funding to present their research at green chemistry and engineering conferences. This year, ACS GCI awarded four p

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Three $50,000 Grants Available - Deadline Aug 28th

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking to fund a 1-2 year R&D program to address the roundtable initiatives in flow chemistry.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: photo redox chemistry, photochemistry, and biocatalysis in flow.

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Glucan Biorenewables Wins Sofinnova Partners Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award

Sofinnova Partners, the top renewable chemistry venture capital firm, has announced that Glucan Biorenewables is the winner of the prestigious Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award.  Following a public vote with almost 8,000 votes cast, the top 5 companies w

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Algenol Tackles Global Crisis; Wins 2015 Presidential Award For Climate Change

Article by Stacey Adams, Communications and PR Manager, Algenol

65 Nobel laureates recently signed a declaration stating that climate change poses a “threat of comparable magnitude” to nuclear war. And concluded, that “if left unchecked, will lead to whole

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
RFPs Requested for ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant

Request for Proposal: The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking to fund a 1-2 year R&D program to address the Roundtable’s initiatives in flow chemistry.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to photo redox chemistry, photochemistry, and

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Innovative technologies tackle climate change, water, and chemical issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Pharmaceutical Roundtable Grants $300,000 to Five Chemistry Professors Over Past Year

Professors often apply for grants to pursue green chemistry research that could lead to significant environmental benefits and have immediate application within the pharmaceutical industry. The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable has awarded five of such gr

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savsullivan
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20 Years of Pharma in PGCCA

This month we have dedicated The Nexus to green chemistry and public health, and at the nexus of these issues is the pharmaceutical industry and their innovation processes. As an industry dedicated to developing products that can save people’s lives, typi

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
ACS GCI Governing Board Member Receives Highest Honor from the Queen

Professor Martyn Poliakoff, a distinguished advisor to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® Governing Board, was knighted and added to the Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honors list, January 1, 2015. Sir Martyn Poliakoff is a beloved professor of chemistry a

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Green Chemistry Student Awards Deadline Approaching

Are you a student looking to be recognized for your efforts in green chemistry research? If so, there are two awards administered by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® to look into!

The ACS GCI Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship Award sponsors young, interna

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amandanurmi
New Contributor III
Professor Shannon Stahl: The pathway to PGCCA

The 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA) have come and gone, celebrating the innovative research and accomplishments made by chemists in industry and academia. Among these chemists, Dr. Shannon Stahl, winner in the Academic category,

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
2014 Ciba Travel Award Winners

Drexel University, Yale, Augsburg College, and University of Massachusetts Students win Competitive Green Chemistry Travel Award

Four out of 33 U.S. students have been chosen to receive the 2014 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry. These students, ranging

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CBriddell
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Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners Announced!

This year's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards were given today during a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holds these awards annually to recognize companies, small busi

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Internationally Recognized U-M Sustainable Labs Program Cuts Energy and Waste

Contributed by Sudhakar G. Reddy, Ph.D., Coordinator, Sustainable Labs, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability Sustainable Labs program earned the 2014 "Go Beyond Award" (pictured below) during the International I

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amandanurmi
New Contributor III
2013-2014 Student Chapter Green Chemistry Award Winners

Throughout the 2013-2014 school year 97 undergraduate ACS Student Chapters achieved their goals to complete different green chemistry activities. To recognize their achievements, ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in partnership with ACS Education has present

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Two Students from UC Berkeley Win the Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award

Heather Buckley and Florence Chardon were selected from a competitive group of applicants to receive the 2014 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award. The award ceremony was held at the 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference on June 17 in Bethesda

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savsullivan
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Enabling Green Chemistry Innovation from the Start(up)

On Wednesday, June 18, the ACS GCI hosted the final round of the 2014 Green Chemistry and Engineering Business Plan Competition. Four semi-finalists arrived at the 18th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Bethesda, MD to present their bus

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savsullivan
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ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Grants $150K for Green Chemistry Research

Last year the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable sent a call for proposals, seeking to fund projects that are developing alternatives for widely employed transition metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions (the assembly of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroat

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