Navigation Links
American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a 'smart step'
Date:9/5/2007

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 5, 2007 The American Chemical Society (ACS) today praised House passage of legislation seeking to improve federal coordination, dissemination and investment in green chemistry research and development (R&D). The Green Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2007 (HR 2850) aims to provide safer, more sustainable technological options to replace traditional products and processes.

H.R. 2850 was introduced in the House on June 25, 2007, by Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and David Wu (D-Ore.). On July 11, 2007, the House Committee on Science and Technology passed the bill by unanimous consent, and the bill yesterday passed the full House of Representatives by voice vote. Similar legislation was passed overwhelmingly by the House in each of the last two Congresses, but was not acted on in the Senate.

Green chemistry is the ultimate proof that environmental and economic benefits in chemistry can be optimized simultaneously. The technologies that spin out of this novel research are the seeds that can sustain small business ventures and green corporate practices, said Catherine T. Hunt, Ph.D., ACS President. From reducing and improving pharmaceutical processes, reinventing the home and construction business, to over-coming our climate and energy challenges, green chemistry is proving that economics and environment are not mutually exclusive.

The bill dedicates resources at a number of federal agencies towards green chemistry R&D and improves interagency coordination. By concentrating on sustainable economic practices in the chemical industry, we can move towards a more sustainable vision of the future, Hunt said. In a letter to lead sponsor Gingrey, Hunt praised the interagency program set up by the legislation because it would strengthen the governments role as a true partner in promoting greener technologies.

Under the bill, the Nati
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. First North American Encapsulated Islet Transplant without Long-term Immune Suppression into a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes
2. Health costs soar as 60 million Americans classed as obese
3. Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldnt be: Korea
4. DNA traces evolution of extinct sabertooths and the American cheetah-like cat
5. North & South American researchers find architectural abnormalities in T. cruzi ribosome
6. T-rays: New imaging technology spotlighted by American Chemical Society
7. New peptide antibiotic isolated from American oyster
8. Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel
9. Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians
10. Gene variation increases SIDS risk in African Americans
11. Americans support free access to research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2015)... 2015  TAKE Solutions Ltd., a global business technology ... States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its "Method ... Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to reduce the time taken to ... standardization without the accelerators), thus reducing time to market. ... At the heart of the patented Clinical Data Standardization ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... -- This report provides market analysis of the Automatic ... contains an analysis of the drivers, challenges, and restraints ... the short, medium, and long term perspective landscapes. ... technology trends that currently, prevail in the market. It ... efficiently manage the increasing marine traffic and increasing importance ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... , June 22, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Huawei Ascend ... report to their offering. Huawei,s ... to the opposite direction than Apple,s and Samsung,s ... fingerprint sensor developed by Fingerprint Cards, a main ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Fingerprint Sensor - Reverse Costing Analysis 2
... April 14, 2013) Through a collaborative genome-wide study ... that are associated with heart rate. Since heart ... could provide a better understanding of genetic regulation of ... targets for new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease. ...
... 14, 2013)Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries ... being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology,s ... "Peripheral arterial disease (or PAD) is becoming increasingly ... obesity and diabetes epidemics," said Robert A. Lookstein, ...
... Injury: Latest News on Clinical Trials of Interventions to ... 17, 2013, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Kessler ... special Grand Rounds is presented by the Northern New ... Cord Injury Project of the W. M. Keck Center ...
Cached Biology News:Mount Sinai study identifies new gene variations associated with heart rate 2Drug-coated stents prevent leg amputation 2The State of Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... , July 28, 2015 Tauriga Sciences, ... diversified life sciences company, today announced that its stockholders ... of common stock of the Company from 1,000,000,000 to ... July 27, 2015 at the Law Offices of Nixon ... the Special Meeting, there were 480,655,929 shares of common ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS ) ... to German life sciences entrepreneurs with a proven ... biotechnology (collectively, the "Optionee"), an option to license ... technology (the "Technology"), including AEZS-120, the most advanced ... to enter a Phase 1 clinical trial. This ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... health care services and one of the largest ... that its parent company and sole stockholder, Capella ... Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ("MPT") (NYSE: MPW ... cash.  The transaction is expected to be finalized ...
(Date:7/27/2015)...   Inocucor Technologies Inc ., the agriculture ... farmers, has received a notice of allowance from ... patent application to protect Inocucor consortia and unique ... yields on farms and in greenhouses. ... microbial consortium and its fermentation byproducts, which are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tauriga Sciences, Inc. Stockholders Approve Increase In Authorized Common Stock 2Tauriga Sciences, Inc. Stockholders Approve Increase In Authorized Common Stock 3Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 2Aeterna Zentaris Grants Option to Develop and Commercialize Oral Allogenic Cancer Vaccine Technology 3Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 2Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 3Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 4Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 5Inocucor Technologies Receives Groundbreaking U.S. Patent for Proprietary Biological Processes that Stimulate Plant Growth 2Inocucor Technologies Receives Groundbreaking U.S. Patent for Proprietary Biological Processes that Stimulate Plant Growth 3
... Indian company to purchase, distribute US-made bulk ... Specialty chemicals,maker Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ... anti-inflammatory agent ibuprofen and other active pharmaceutical,ingredients ... pharmaceutical,company Dr. Reddy,s Laboratories Ltd. As per ...
... ST. JOSEPH, Mich., July 8 GeneGo, Inc., ... Keck Microarray Center,at Yale has become a certified ... access to GeneGo,s MetaCore, training and advanced,support., ... (Keck Lab),one of the largest biotechnology laboratories of ...
... market and business intelligence company, the enzyme market is significant ... 6.5 to 10%. Enzymes are sold in many different industry segments. ... , ... Paris (PRWEB) July 8, 2008 -- According ...
Cached Biology Technology:Albemarle Enters Ibuprofen Agreement with Dr. Reddy's 2Albemarle Enters Ibuprofen Agreement with Dr. Reddy's 3Yale Keck Microarray Center Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence 2CBDM.T, The Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews The Enzyme Market 2CBDM.T, The Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews The Enzyme Market 3
... at the 9, 10, 12, and 13 positions. ... standard for the quantification of 13(S)-HODE by GC- ... of linoleic acid with plant and mammalian lipoxygenases. ... of tumor cells to the endothelium at concentrations ...
...
...
...
Biology Products: