About the author
YourFormula will be attending Ecochem – The Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Event from 19 till 21 November 2013 in Basel, Switzerland.
As media partners of the event we will be there reporting, tweeting, gathering new stories on sustainability and Innovation and, of course, bringing to you the highlights of the discussions that will take place there.
The Ecochem event will have more than 180 speakers, 50 exhibitors and more than 2 000 attendees. Market leaders including Dow, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, DuPont, INEOS, Nestle, Nike, Volkswagen, P&G, Novartis and L’Oreal will share insight, breakthrough research, and disruptive new concepts and technologies – all to inspire and equip the leaders of tomorrow with the critical strategic and technical knowledge, contacts and skills needed to reinvent businesses and economies.
If you would like to attend please register here. Attendance is FREE of charge!
About Green Chemistry
Echochem will focus its discussions on Sustainable Chemistry, bringing a new vision for the future of the chemical industry.
By definition, Green Chemistry is “the utilisation of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products”.
Toxicity is deliberately prevented at the molecular level. Chemicals and chemical processes are designed to eliminate waste, minimise energy use and degrade safely upon disposal.
Green Chemistry products are often derived from renewable feedstocks; processes are streamlined for maximum efficiency; and hazard and its inherent costs are designed out of both products and processes as much as possible. Green chemists and engineers employ lifecycle and biological systems thinking in the act of creating chemicals that form the foundation of products, and ultimately the global economy.
To learn more take a look at the video:
Green Chemistry by McGill University
So understanding the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities which are rapidly emerging requires:
- new thinking;
- new ways of working together throughout value chains and across disciplines;
- new products and technologies and new ways to remove barriers;
Green Chemistry enables companies to design new products and processes around sustainability criteria. That helps capture top- and bottom-line profits throughout the value chain, whilst also allowing companies to differentiate and gain competitive advantage.
If you want to know more about Green and Sustainable Chemistry download this free eBook.
You can also take a look at YourFormula news and articles about Green Chemistry.
More information to follow shortly… Stay tuned!