R&D Solutions for Green
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Stay at the forefront of developments in green chemistry and achieve sustainable production goals by leveraging emerging research and chemical informatics tools.

Go green now and see long-term gains

Chemical manufacturers are discovering that they can keep ahead of regulatory change by investing in emerging technologies in sustainability and green chemical development, utilizing ‘green’ process chemicals, and by taking on the risk of shifting away from traditional petrochemical feed-stocks.

However, R&D and innovation teams know that sustainability as a strategy is a balancing act which requires focusing on improving the environmental imprint of manufacturing while not compromising on product quality or production costs. The transition to sustainable development and a circular economy will be the foundation of the industry of the future.

How we help: Design chemicals and materials for a more sustainable future

Elsevier’s R&D solutions help companies stay at the forefront of actionable developments in green and sustainable chemistry by enabling them to:

  • Get visibility and in-depth insights on state-of-the-art sustainability and green chemistry developments and applications
  • Identify experts and potential research partners who are leaders in green and sustainable chemistry and chemical applications research
  • Find greener alternative reagents and feedstocks for chemical production processes See how
  • Reduce manufacturing footprint by optimizing chemical processes and reducing utility and feedstock consumption See how
  • Increase longevity, increase reuse or recyclability (e.g. by proper design or manner of application etc.) See how

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Ebook: Leading in green & sustainable chemistry

The chemicals industry is poised to be a leading force in green chemistry, but first companies must learn how to get all the value they can from their sustainability efforts. Find out how to overcome key challenges and promote a green revolution.

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Ebook: Leading in green & sustainable chemistry - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

Industry leaders: Telling the story of green chemistry

When consumers think of sustainability, they don’t usually think of chemistry. At a recent roundtable, executives from companies like Dow and Merck shared their thoughts on how the industry can better communicate the importance of green chemistry.

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Article, Industry leaders: Telling the story of green chemistry - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

Expert opinion: Supporting green chemistry goals economically

While working in process design and evaluation, chemical industry expert John Parks found that the processes which were best for the environment also tended to be better financially. Learn more about the practical approach to going green.

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Interview, Expert opinion: Supporting green chemistry goals economically - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

Manufacturing: Assessing chemical alternatives

Transitioning to green manufacturing is a priority for many chemicals companies for reasons ranging from safety to cost savings. But alternative chemicals must be carefully considered before being used as replacements, which requires a solid strategy for finding safer substitutions.

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WP, Manufacturing: Assessing chemical alternatives - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

Latest insights: Opportunities in recycling and sustainability

From self-disinfecting surfaces to biodegradable molecules, sustainable innovations are transforming our world. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer of Leuphana University believes recycling and sustainability are good business approaches for chemical companies.

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Blog post, Latest insights: Opportunities in recycling and sustainability - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

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CS, From waste to product - Green Chemistry, Chemicals | Elsevier R&D Solutions

From waste to product

A research team at a chemical company needed to transform a waste product into a new soil additive. Their research was at a dead end — until they turned to ScienceDirect.

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Green & sustainable conference

Elsevier’s 2nd Annual Green & Sustainable Conference took place in Berlin in May, see who attended, and more.

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