Endangered Elements: Critical Materials in the Supply Chain

June 19, 2014

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The periodic table of elements is under siege. Modern materials use an ever-increasing number of elements, and some supplies are running short. This is presenting a number of supply chain risks: demand shocks due to new uses, supply uncertainties because of geographically concentrated production and geo-political risks, and reliance on co-production. Tune in to this special broadcast from the ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference to discover how Green Chemistry can tackle these problems.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why is “running out” of mineral resources less of a problem than the costs and environmental consequences of mineral production?
  • Where do rare-earth elements come from?
  • What are the potential risks associated with co-production?

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Experts

Roderick G. Eggert
Dow Chemical

Paul Chirik
Princeton University

Avtar Matharu
Green Chemistry Centre

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