WBI News - Monthly Archive: March 2016

John C. Warner Article, “Toxicity is a hazardous waste” by chemistryworld

Chemistry World Where do you stand on the role of academia in training the next generation of chemists: should we favour ‘applied chemistry’ or ‘science for the sake of science’? Both sides have valid points; public funding should not be subsidising private industry, but students should receive practical training to help them get jobs after […]

John C. Warner article: Redeeming a ‘maligned science’

Chemical Watch / Global Risk and Regulation News Global Business Briefing, March 2016 / India, Alternatives assessment/substitution By: Charlotte Niemiec Chemistry has made substantive changes to the way we live since the industrial revolution, said Dr Swaminathan Sivaram of India’s National Chemical Laboratories, speaking at last December’s International Green Chemistry World (IGCW) conference, held in […]

John C. Warner Article, “Prominent Chemist: We are facing a ‘Crisis of Innovation'”

Meagan Parrish,  cheminfo.com It’s no secret that the world of chemicals manufacturing has an image problem. As the Toxic Substance Control Act reform plays out in the public phrases like “80,000 un-tested chemicals are on the marketplace,” are touted almost daily. Why are so many potentially hazardous chemicals manufactured? Regulations are often named as the […]

Paperlogic and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Collaborate to Invent and Commercialize Green Chemistry Opportunities for Cellulose Nanofibers

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. and WILMINGTON, Mass., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (WBI) and Paperlogic, A Southworth Company (Paperlogic), announce their collaboration to create and develop prototypes for a wide array of novel technologies derived from cellulose nanofibers (CNF). “Based on WBI’s demonstrated ability to rapidly push innovation […]

John C. Warner helped with the “New Plastics Economy” Report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into oceans, according to the latest report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with analytical support from McKinsey & Company. The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics provides […]

John C. Warner has spoken at congressional briefings (house and senate) on TSCA reform

  Green Chemists Call For Better Science Training at US Universities Fri, 01/22/2016 – 9:14am 1 Comment by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, @SzalABM Proponents of a more environmentally friendly chemical industry last week argued that the U.S. needs to improve its training of chemists. Chemistry World reports that pioneers in “green” chemistry told a Capitol […]

Kalion and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Join Forces to Create High-Value Technologies Derived from Low-Cost Glucaric Acid

  MILTON, Mass. and WILMINGTON, Mass., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (WBI) and Kalion, Inc. (Kalion) announce their collaboration to create and develop prototypes for a wide array of novel technologies derived from glucaric acid. “We are delighted to join forces with WBI given their remarkable track record […]

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