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US researchers receive $4.4-million grant to design safer chemical manufacturing processes

2:22 AM MDT | October 8, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) have received a four-year $4.4 million federal grant as part of the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis program, the university says. The grant is one of only four such awards made this year by the National Science Foundation and EPA. A major part of the project will be the identification of so-called hot spots in the manufacturing chain that involve toxic materials or that are prone to emitting waste. The CEBC research...

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