Just to Remember: Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry: Prevention Atom Economy Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses Designing Safer Chemicals Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries Design for Energy Efficiency Use of Renewable Feedstocks Reduce Derivatives Catalysis Design for Degradation Real-time analysis for Pollution Prevention Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention A more complete version can be found at EPA’s site: Twelve […]

Sulfate Aerosols: Global Cooling

Aerosols May Drive a Significant Portion of Arctic Warming. ‘Though greenhouse gases are invariably at the center of discussions about global climate change, new NASA research suggests that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 may be due to changes in tiny airborne particles called aerosols. Emitted by natural and human […]

Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA): A Global Carbon Emissions Database

Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA). ‘At its core, Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. Power generation accounts for 40% of all carbon emissions in the United States and about one-quarter of global emissions. CARMA is the […]

Biofpr (Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining)

Biofpr (Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining). ‘Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (Biofpr) is the definitive source of information on sustainable products, fuels and energy. There is an exciting blend of news, patent intelligence and feature articles on this web portal, as well as the publication of a peer-reviewed journal. Both the web portal, biofpr.com, and the peer-reviewed […]

New Catalyst Helps to Reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Emissions

New catalyst helps eliminate NOx from diesel exhaust. ‘A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts. The technology — which has a patent pending — appears so promising that multiple large and small companies have expressed interest in licensing it and working with Argonne researchers […]