Green Chemistry: Bringing Industry and Environment Together

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Rayburn House Office Building B-339

Opening Remarks

Summary

Since 1996, the government has awarded 57 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for the advancement of green chemistry and the development of green chemical technologies. The recipients of this award, both businesses and individuals, collectively have made chemistry more environmentally sustainable, while keeping it economically competitive. This work represents a unique non-regulatory approach to improve the science and technology being used by industry. The research is funded by EPA, NSF and other agencies. This panel of green chemistry practitioners explored the current state of green chemistry, current challenges, and the exciting future ahead.

Speakers

Steven Broadwater President, Systanix, Inc. David Burns President and CEO, NovaSterilis, Inc.· EPA Green Chemistry Award Page Elizabeth Whalen Director of Corporate Sustainability, Columbia Forest Products, Inc. EPA Green Chemistry Award Page Richard Wool Director of the Affordable Composites from Renewable Resources Program, University of Delaware