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Green Chemistry

California Adopts First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children’s Nap Mats and Provides Important Guidance for Its Alternatives...

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California took two important steps forward to implement its new Green Chemistry Initiative, also known as the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program, to regulate and encourage replacement of toxic chemicals in consumer...more

EPA Awards Green Chemistry Challenge Winners

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On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering...more

2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners Announced

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On June 9, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award (GCCA). We applaud this year’s winners. This is EPA’s 22nd year of using the GCCA to honor...more

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 13-15, 2017, Reston, Virginia

The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute, will be held in Reston, Virginia, on June 13-15, 2017. GC&E is a gathering...more

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 13-15, 2017, Reston, Virginia

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The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute, will be held in Reston, Virginia on June 13-15, 2017. GC&E is a gathering...more

EPA Awards $300,000 In Funding For Green Chemical Manufacturing

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On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Industrial Microbes, Inc. (Industrial Microbes) has been awarded $300,000 in funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...more

California Adds New Priority Consumer Product for Green Chemistry Regulation

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California’s innovative Safer Consumer Products regulations, also known as the Green Chemistry Initiative, are ready for another step forward with the proposed inclusion of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Systems containing...more

EPA Accepting Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

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As previously reported in the BRAG Biobased and Renewable Products Update of October 21, 2016, EPA announced that it has opened nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA). EPA’s strong...more

EPA Opens Nominations For The 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

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On October 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has opened nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA). Since 1996, these awards have honored companies...more

What Does The Loss Of “Green Chemistry” Provision From Amended TSCA Mean For Biochemicals?

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On July 15, 2016, Environmental Leader published "What Does the Loss of 'Green Chemistry' Provision from Amended TSCA Mean for Biochemicals?," featuring comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Biobased and Renewable...more

California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products with Fire Retardants

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Following up on the breakthrough amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California has reasserted its intention to proceed with its Green Chemistry Initiative to require substitution of safer chemicals...more

The Toxic Substances Control Act Amendments May Do Little to Relieve California Headaches for Businesses

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Business groups largely supported the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Amendments?recently signed into law by President Obama—in order to address concerns about the emergence of varying state-by-state requirements that...more

Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform

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On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published "Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform," an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law and the lack of language from...more

2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners Announced

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On June 13, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA). The PGCCA honors green chemistry technologies that solve climate and...more

Northwest Green Chemistry and Washington State Department Of Ecology To Offer Training On Quick Chemical Assessment Tool

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Northwest Green Chemistry and the Washington State Department of Ecology are presenting a four-part webinar series introducing and providing training on the Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT)....more

ATP3 Workshop "Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing" Approaching

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The spring 2016 Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) workshop entitled, "Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing" is approaching. ...more

Evolving State Green Chemistry Initiatives

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States continue to enact new laws and implement a diverse array of programs and requirements seeking to regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of chemicals in products. Some state requirements have a narrow scope limited to...more

Will Green/Sustainable Chemistry Provisions Survive Final TSCA Reform?

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There is still no definitive answer as to whether the green/sustainable chemistry provisions in S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, will survive the U.S. Senate and House of...more

December 31st Deadline: 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called for nominations for the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA), and companies engaging in green chemistry innovations will want to act quickly as...more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015

Energy and Climate Debate - In his final major effort prior to retiring last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reached a bipartisan agreement, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, with other House and Senate...more

Consumer Products “Either/Or”: California Issues Guidance on Alternatives Analysis for Safer Products

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California’s Green Chemistry Initiative has taken another step forward with the issuance of guidance on the heart of the law, the analysis of safer substitutes for chemicals in consumer products. On September 24, 2015, the...more

EPA Inspector General Releases Report On Need For Better Data For PGCCA

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On September 15, 2015, the EPA Inspector General (IG) released a report criticizing EPA's use of unverified pollution prevention data for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (PGCCA). The report, "EPA's...more

20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Highlight Biomass- And Waste-To-Resource Technologies

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On July 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA) and honored them at a ceremony at the National Academy of...more

Green Chemistry Products Show Upward Trajectories and Continued Market Growth

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The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) recently released a report that evaluates the potential business and economic value of “safer chemistry.” ...more

2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Move Deadline To December 31, 2014

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While it may seem like it was just last week that the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards were announced, the deadline for the 2015 awards is fast approaching -- December 31, 2014. The U.S. Environmental...more

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