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Green Chemistry News Roundup: May 6-13, 2016

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Walmart Grows the Chemical Footprint Movement

May 13, 2016 | GreenBiz

Walmart announced in April that it has removed 95 percent of the 10 highest priority chemicals targeted by its pioneering Sustainable Chemistry Policy.

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The UO's New Innovation Hub Opens in Downtown Eugene

May 11, 2016 | University of Oregon

UO President Michael Schill, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and UO alumnus Allyn Brown cut the ribbon on the UO’s new downtown innovation hub Tuesday afternoon and declared the 12,800-square-foot space known as 942 Olive Street officially open.

BioAlabama: Entrepreneurship and innovation that creates jobs

May 11, 2016 | Bio Alabama

Even after 20 years in existence say the name BioAlabama and chances are few will recognize it let alone know what it does.

Deinove Partners with TWB to Optimize Deinococcus Production

May 11, 2016 | Biomass Magazine

Deinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announced a technology collaboration with Toulouse White Biotechnology, a pre-industrial demonstrator in industrial biotechnology based on renewable carbon.

Lygos, Sirrus Announce Synthesis of Biobased Methylene Malonates

May 10, 2016 | Biomass Magazine

Lygos Inc. and Sirrus Inc. have jointly announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its Chemilian 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos' bio-DEM.

UO Opens Bowntown Building to Support Green Start-ups

May 10, 2016 | Daily Emerald

As part of the agreement, “The University agreed to renovate and convert the underutilized structure in a space that would support RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network,” according to a press release.

Mohan to Conduct Green Chemistry Workshops in Asia

May 10, 2016 | Illinois Wesleyan University

llinois Wesleyan University’s Ram Mohan will help spread awareness of the importance of green chemistry at several workshops in Asia this summer.

Scientists Brew Jet Fuel in One-Pot Recipe

May 10, 2016 | Phys Org

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a "one-pot" method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material.

Why Nature is an Engineer’s Best Inspiration

May 10 2016 | PRI

Have you ever flown on a plane? Or used Velcro to hold two things together? If so, you’ve benefitted from biomimicry, an approach to solving human problems through nature-inspired innovations.

First Single-Enzyme Method to Produce Quantum Dots Revealed

May 9, 2016 | Science Daily

Biological manufacturing process produces equivalent quantum dots to those made chemically -- but in a much greener, cheaper way.

An Inside Look at L'Oreal's Sustainability Makeover

May 9, 2016 | GreenBiz

For a large corporate firm chugging along in the ocean of international commerce, it takes a lot of effort to radically change direction.

Edinburgh Scientists use Spinach to Help Make Artificial Limbs

May 6, 2016 | The Scotsman

Scottish scientists are using a novel product to transform the production of various plastic products including prosthetic limbs – spinach.

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