Rejuvenating the European chemical sector. Sustainable chemistry as a catalyst for change

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Series Details 24166
Publication Date 2009
ISBN 978-92-79-13821-8
EC KI-NA-24166-EN-C
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Under the broad concept of sustainable development, sustainable chemistry (or green chemistry) encompasses the design, manufacture and use of more environmentally- friendly chemical products and processes. The overall idea is to produce in a more efficient and safe manner, exploiting and integrating advances in nanosciences, biotechnologies, materials technologies and new engineering concepts. The use of renewable resources as raw material is an important asset.

This publication presents some examples of European collaborative projects that have been supported under the European Framework Programme. They all contribute to the generation of new knowledge and show a high potential for rapid industrial application.

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