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February 9, 2009
Volume 87, Number 06
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Abstracts For Green Chemistry Conference

Linda R. Raber

FEB. 13 is the deadline for receipt of abstracts for the 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, which will be held on June 23–25 at the University of Maryland. Submit abstracts, register, and make housing reservations at the meeting's website,

Conference presenters and attendees have a choice of seven different tracks, all developed around the "Grand Challenges" identified by the National Academies in the 2006 report "Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges & Research Needs." These topics are "Transforming Green Chemistry & Engineering," "Lifecycle Analysis & Green Metrics," "Toxicology: Environmental Fate & Effects," "Renewable Energy Fuels & Feedstocks," "Process Design & Optimization," "Greenhouse Gas Management & Prevention," and "Integrative Education in Green Chemistry & Engineering."

In addition to reports on progress toward meeting the challenges, other highlights of this year's conference include two keynote speakers: Len Sauers, vice president of global sustainability at Procter & Gamble, and Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder and president of the Ocean Futures Society and executive vice president of the Cousteau Society.

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