FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Mon Jun 08 16:42:03 EDT 2009

Green chemistry conference slated June 23-25 in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK., MD, June 8 –– The American Chemical Society's 13th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held June 23-25 at the University of Maryland, College Park, and will focus on advances in green chemistry, including renewable energy fuels and feedstocks, toxicological fate and effects of chemicals, lifecycle analysis of products and processes and managing and preventing green house gases.

The meeting is being held at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to the University of Maryland, College Park. The press room is located on the first floor and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25.

Highlights will include keynote speeches by Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Ocean Futures Society and Len Sauers, Vice President, Global Sustainability, The Procter & Gamble Company. The 2009 winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards will also be announced.

The annual conference is organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, a world leader in advocating the implementation of green chemistry and engineering into all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.

Media registration information is available on the conference Web site (www.gcande.org).

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