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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

ACS Capitol Hill briefing – Bio-based feedstocks

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2013


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WASHINGTON, Petrochemical innovations of the twentieth century gave us synthetic materials like nylon, plastics, and composites with a wealth of applications. With today’s refined understanding of synthetic methods chemists have begun to generate products from biological starting materials. Often inspired by green chemistry, bio-based products are now hitting the market. Many bio-based products can exceed their petrochemical-based counterparts in cost savings, superior properties, durability, and recyclability. This panel will discuss corn-, soy-, and other bio-based materials spanning the agricultural, automotive, coatings, and textile industries.Moderator: Stephen Ritter, Ph.D., Chemical & Engineering News Panelists:
Carrie Majeske, Ford Motor Company, Michigan
Jim Martin, OmniTech International, Kansas
Dean Webster, Ph.D., North Dakota State University
Richard Wool, Ph.D., University of Delaware
Richard Wool will be honored on Dec. 11 as a recipient of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards given jointly by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ACS. Wool will honored for creating several high-performance materials using biobased feedstocks, including vegetable oils, chicken feathers, and flax to produce a range of products such as adhesives, composites, foams, a leather substitute, and even computer circuit boards.The Science & the Congress Project was established in 1995 to provide a neutral and credible source of scientific information targeted to policymakers on Capitol Hill. Expert speakers are chosen to provide a balanced presentation about the topic under discussion, and their comments are independent of any position that may be held by the ACS, the sponsors of ACS Science & the Congress or its co-hosts. For more information, click here.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


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