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Future Directions of Sustainability in Chemical Manufacturing

September 9 @ 11:00 - 12:30 EDT

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This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities for reshaping the manufacturing of different types of chemicals.

Chemical manufacturing traditionally uses energy intensive processes and feedstocks and produces products that are not easily recyclable or reusable. Incorporating sustainable practices into the many areas of chemical manufacturing will be vital for the chemical industry as sustainability becomes more valuable to consumers and resources become more limited.

The manufacturing of commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, and polymers all have their own unique challenges and opportunities when attempting to decrease energy and material waste. Future directions may include rethinking industrial processes, improving the efficiency in manufacturing processes themselves, or producing more sustainable materials and products. This webinar, hosted by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable, will explore future directions for increased sustainability in chemical manufacturing, followed by discussion with the community.

For more information, please visit our website.

Please direct all questions and concerns to jwolfman@nas.edu.

The Chemical Sciences Roundtable provides a science-oriented, apolitical forum for discussing chemically related issues affecting government, industry, and universities. It is not a source of advice for federal officials, but an educational vehicle for exchange of information that could lead to follow-up action by private-sector participants and their parent organizations. The Roundtable organizes workshops, for which summaries are published, but does not make recommendations.

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Chemical Sciences Roundtable