Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies

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Sustainable solutions for modern economies is a professional reference book in the Green Chemistry Series containing the essential areas of green chemistry and sustainability in modern economies. Leading experts from Academia, Industry and Investment Banking discuss under sustainability aspects:
• consumer behaviour and demands, lifestyles and mega trends, and their impact on innovation in the industry;
• ...

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Overview

Sustainable solutions for modern economies is a professional reference book in the Green Chemistry Series containing the essential areas of green chemistry and sustainability in modern economies. Leading experts from Academia, Industry and Investment Banking discuss under sustainability aspects:
• consumer behaviour and demands, lifestyles and mega trends, and their impact on innovation in the industry;
• consumer industry requirements and their impact on suppliers;
• emerging paradigm changes in raw material demand, availability, sourcing, and logistics;
• contribution of the industry to restore the life support systems of the Earth;
• socially responsible banking and investment;
• sustainability metrics.

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Editorial Reviews

Lipid Technology
"Clearly, sustainability is a significant topic throughout the book but as some of the above chapter titles indicate this is treated at a level that includes more than chemistry and technology."The book is written by European experts from academia, industry and investment banking who are world leaders in research and technology regarding sustainability, alternative energies and renewable resources."...and should be of value to the worldwide public interested in sustainability issues and strategies and to those interested in the practical means that are being used to reduce the environmental impact of chemical processes and products..."
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"Clearly, sustainability is a significant topic throughout the book but as some of the above chapter titles indicate this is treated at a level that includes more than chemistry and technology." "The book is written by European experts from academia, industry and investment banking who are world leaders in research and technology regarding sustainability, alternative energies and renewable resources." "...and should be of value to the worldwide public interested in sustainability issues and strategies and to those interested in the practical means that are being used to reduce the environmental impact of chemical processes and products..."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847559760
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Pages: 313

Meet the Author

Rainer Höfer is Vice-President (Emeritus) of Cognis GmbH, Monheim, Germany. He has received the Henkel Innovation Award for Environmentally Benign Organic Specialty Chemicals, the Cognis Innovation Award for a new Star-polymer-based Defoamer Concept, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Award for Environmentally Benign Surfactant-Systems based on Renewable Raw Materials, the Solvsafe Consortium Award for his Contribution to Sustainable Chemistry, and has close to 200 patents and published journal and book articles. Dr. Höfer graduated in inorganic chemistry at Göttingen University. He spent three years at the Technical University of Oran (ENSEP), Algeria, as Maître de Conférences and Directeur de l'Institut de Chimie before joining Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf. With Henkel and Cognis he has assumed research and development, application technology, technical sales service, strategic business development and technology scouting responsibilities in oleochemistry, polymer chemistry and surfactant chemistry for the global polymerization, coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, engineering plastics, agrochemical, synthetic lubricants, and pulp & paper markets.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History of the Sustainability Concept - Renaissance of Renewable Resources; Chapter 2: Sustainability in Finance - Banking on the Planet; Chapter 3: Metrics for Sustainablilty; Chapter 4: Sustainable Logistics as a Part of Modern Economies; Chapter 5: Sustainable Solutions for Consumer Products; Chapter 6: Sustainable Solutions for Nutrition: A Consumer Expectation; Chapter 7: Biomass-based Green Energy Generation; Chapter 8: Green Fuels - Sustainable Solutions for Transportation; Chapter 9: Biomass for Green Chemistry; Chapter 10: Sustainable Solutions - Green Solvents for Chemistry; Chapter 11: Sustainable Solutions for Adhesives and Sealants; Chapter 12: White Biotechnology;

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