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2014 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

Agency: Environmental Quality

2014 GreenUp November 12, 2014

2014 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Cultivating Next Generation Solutions
November 12, 2014
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
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Join us at this year’s GreenUp Conference on the campus at Michigan State University at the Kellogg Center. The Conference, which provides excellent opportunities for sharing information, networking, and learning, will feature:

  • The 6th Annual Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award Ceremony
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Eric Beckman, University of Pittsburgh, Co-Director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award winner. His research group examines the use of molecular design to solve problems in green product formulation and in the design of materials for use in tissue engineering.
    • Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University Distinguished Professor; MSUAgBioResearch. He is the associate director of the University's Office of Bio-based Technologies and the principal investigator at the Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory.
    • Deanna Cullen, chemistry teacher at Whitehall High School in Whitehall, Michigan. Ms. Cullen has received green chemistry education training from Beyond Benign Foundation, and she blogs on the Journal of Chemistry Education Web site.
  • Breakout sessions and panels including:Student poster contest with a $500 prize
    • Pollution prevention technology;
    • Reduced toxicity in products such as volatile organic compound reduction in solvents, water-based automotive trim adhesives, and elimination of fluorinated surfactants in fire suppression;
    • Leveraging non-competitive industry partnerships;
    • Industry case studies;
    • Bio-manufacturing.

Green chemistry and engineering is revolutionizing the way we work and live, by employing less toxic materials and processes in the manufacture and design of the products we use every day while protecting human health and the environment. New regulations and consumer demand are pushing green chemistry and engineering principles to create new markets, reduce costs, increase safety, and gain a competitive edge. The 2014 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference is a fantastic platform to unify business leaders, engineers, chemists, researchers, teachers, and policymakers to move green chemistry and engineering forward in Michigan.  

Designed for anyone interested in innovation and sustainability in Michigan, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts and share solutions to “green up” Michigan through green chemistry and engineering.  Presenters will be talking about designing, innovating, and manufacturing what’s next by developing less hazardous, more effective materials, processes, and products.

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