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Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Products Summit: Regional Innovations Solving Global Problems

February 13th, 2015

Strong manufacturing, retail, and human resources, supportive policies, abundant forestry and agriculture resources, and solid industries, summit logocompanies, and innovation make the Midwest well positioned to be a leader in the bioeconomy. How will stronger consumer (and business) demands for safer and environmentally-friendly products impact the Midwest economy?

Join the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum to explore green chemistry, innovation, and sustainability initiatives at the Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Products Summit on February 19th.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohland Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Laura Babcock


Director, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Green Chemistry is Big in Minnesota and Poised to Grow

January 8th, 2014

Increasingly companies of all sizes and types are looking at the chemicals used in their products and processes with an eye to reducing their environmental impacts. Many are using green chemistry and life cycle assessment as frameworks for increasing the sustainability of their products and processes and assuring the use of safer chemicals throughout their supply chains. These businesses recognize the value and cost savings from reducing toxic inputs, including reduced liability, regulatory compliance, and meeting consumer demand for safer products.

Fortunately, Minnesota is blessed with a cluster of businesses helping to meet consumer and business demands for safer chemistry. Companies like BioAmber, Segetis, NatureWorks, Reluceo, and others are utilizing biofeedstock to develop replacements for petroleum-derived plasticizers, solvents and plastics.  Biochemicals provide a high value use of agricultural and forestry feedstock that can help boost Minnesota’s economy. In addition to economic benefits, green chemistry affords environmental and health benefits from new, safer green chemistry products. (more…)

Kathleen Schuler


Healthy Kids and Families Program Director,
Conservation Minnesota

Upcoming Event: Renewable Materials Summit – Markets for Building the Biorefinery

May 8th, 2012

Minnesota is a global leader in the commercialization of green chemistry, which is one of the reasons why Environmental Initiative has worked with an array of partners on the Minnesota Chemical Regulation and Policy Project, and served on the steering committee of the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum. (more…)

Tim Welle


Program Manager, The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

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