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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is working hard to achieve sustainability and green chemistry.

The ACS’ 242nd National Meeting & Exhibition will take up green chemistry for sustainable production of fuels, innovative solutions for water pollution, and control emissions of greenhouse gases that drive global climate change.

The topics include:

•Future Agricultural Consumer Safety Demands for the Global Market (AGFD)
•Advances in Protection of Agricultural Productivity, Public Health, and the Environment (AGRO)
•Endangered Species Act and Pesticide Regulation: Scientific and Process Improvements (AGRO)
•Managed Ecosystems, Pesticides, and Biodiversity (AGRO)
•Modern Agriculture and Biotechnology: Tools for Sustainability (AGRO) *
•Sustainability and Innovation for a Cleaner Environment (BMGT) *
•Nitrogen and the Human Endeavor: Chemistry, Effects, and Solutions (CASW) *
•Green and Advanced Technologies: Protection and Regulation (CHAL) *
•Creating Innovation by Collaboration in Green Chemistry Between Industry University Centers and Students (CHED) *
•Greening Undergraduate Education: Lecture and Laboratory Innovations (CHED) *
•A Sustainable Future: Interface of Energy, Food, Water, and Climate Sustainability (COMSCI) *
•Effects of Wildfire on Watersheds and Water Supply (ENVR)
•Emerging Issues and Solutions for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Systems (ENVR)
•Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Applications (ENVR)
•Novel Solutions to Water Pollution (ENVR)
•Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change, and Mitigating Impacts (ENVR)
•Advances in Membranes and Separation Science and Technology for Fuels and Energy Production (FUEL)
•Emerging Energy and Fuel Technologies: Batteries, Solar Cells, and Alternative Fuels (FUEL) *
•Emerging Energy and Fuel Technologies: Solar Hydrogen Production (FUEL) *
•Fuel Cells Chemistry and Operation (FUEL) *
•Green Chemistry for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Energy (FUEL)
•Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Control, Conversion, and Utilization for Fuels and Energy Production (FUEL)
•Recycling Carbon: Catalyzed Conversion of Non-food Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals (I&EC)
•Resource-efficient Chemistry: Energy, Electrochemistry and Environment (I&EC)
•EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award Winners: Research and Applications (ORGN) *
•Renewable Alternatives to Petroleum: Biomass for Advanced Energy and Fuel Production (PETR)
•PET Recycling: Bridging the Gaps through Innovation (PMSE)
•Polymer Coatings for the Environment, Energy, and Sustainability (POLY)

The American Chemical Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress with more than 163,000 members.

It is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.