The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)'s Strategy Team on Sustainable Chemistry hosted a series of webinars to support the team’s tasks of defining, assessing, and preparing a strategic plan for sustainable chemistry in response to direction in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. The webinar series includes presentations from key stakeholders followed by discussions with members of the strategy team on how to identify current sustainable chemistry efforts and opportunities in the federal government and integrate it into federal research, development, and regulations.
The NSTC's Strategy Team on Sustainable Chemistry is an interagency group led by co-chairs from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), NIST, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This page is a collaboration between NIST and EPA.
Perspectives from Professional Societies
Sustainable Chemistry by Design. Dr. David J.C. Constable, American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (1:50)
Sustainable Transformation of the Process Industries. Dr. Ignasi Palou-Rivera, RAPID Manufacturing Institute (20:10)
Chemical Enterprise Needs
Catalysis and Chemical Processing for Sustainable Chemistry. Dr. Dion Vlachos, University of Delaware (2:12)
Sustainability in Chemical Separations. Dr. Joan F. Brennecke, University of Texas at Austin (25:19)
The Role of Carbon Management in Meeting Net-Zero Goals. Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Department of Energy: Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (48:56)
Data and Tools to Inform Sustainable Chemistry Decisions
Sustainable chemistry decisions: The need for sharing data from divergent streams to drive systems-based design of safer chemicals. Jakub Kostal, George Washington University (6:20; cuts out and begins again at 41:03)
Going Beyond Compliance: Scaling Sustainable Chemistry in the Apparel and Footwear Industry. Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, Nike (19:42)
Impact of pesticides on Agricultural Sustainability. Manojit Basu, CropLife America (49:48)