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VIDEO: Green Chemistry in Minnesota

January 10, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Green chemistry less a system of operating, and more philosophy to the chemical process.  In their chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bill Tolman and Dr. Marc Hillmyer emphasize reducing waste and maximizing efficiency in chemistry research and experiments.  Government regulations and the green chemistry movement have transformed the way labs dispose of hazardous waste, and find new ways to make more earth-friendly plastics and fuels.  Policy makers, public health officials and chemistry pioneers are working together to reduce toxicity in everyday products and create an economic development environment in Minnesota that embraces a cradle to cradle manufacturing philosophy.


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