Oregon Leadership in Sustainability
Last updated 7 years ago
Modified bacteria turn waste into fuel "Green" chemistry turns plant waste into fatty acids, and then into fuel. Genetically modified E. coli bacteria are being used to to produce fatty acids from hydrolysates of biomass products such as switchgrass and forestry residues. This program is for infrastructure-compatible transportation fuels. Since the project began, the researchers have increased fuel production 100-fold.
Timberland, Seventh Generation take green chemistry mainstream | Greenbiz
Since 2005, a group of chemical companies, brands, retailers, bio-based startups, government agencies and NGOs have worked to advance green chemistry practices in the economy. Now 10 organizations from the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), including Timberland, Valspar and Seventh Generation, will spearhead a one-year collaborative project aimed at bringing green chemistry into the mainstream.