Minnesota Green Chemistry 2014: Connecting Policy, Technology, and Economy

The Minnesota green chemistry sector is poised for growth, due in large part to the high value and potential environmental and health benefits that new, safer, and innovative green chemistry products provide. Policy at both the state and national level can play a key role in supporting industry development and directing it in ways that can maximize benefit to citizens, communities, and the environment. The Forth Annual Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum Conference explored the intersection of policy, technology, and economy in the Green Chemistry sector to illuminate the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of fostering a business sector that also helps meet environmental, climate, energy, and health goals.

The keynote speakers for the 2014 Conference included Marc Verbruggen, CEO of NatureWorks LLC and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.