Global Project Will Help Promote Green Chemistry in Developing Countries

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The F&ES-based Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale (CGCGE) has entered into a three-year global collaboration that will promote the principles and implementation of green chemistry in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Project on Green Chemistry, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will increase global awareness and deploy green chemistry approaches and technologies.

Drawing on a large research consortium led by experts at the Yale center and other international partners, the collaboration will develop curricula and training on green chemistry practices.

Green chemistry is defined as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.