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Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry

Industrial ecology and green design are key to addressing many of the sustainability challenges posed by ever-increasing industrial production.In this LC, students study the energy and materials used in industry, and develop strategic approaches to the design, use, and re-use of materials.

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    Centers & Programs

    Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE)

    Leading the way in an emerging field, the Center for Industrial Ecology focuses research, teaching, and outreach on how resources are converted to products, the pollution that comes from these processes, and opportunities to reduce resource use and pollution.

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    Centers & Programs

    Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale

    Taking sustainability to the molecular level, the Center supports chemists and engineers whose scientific and technological breakthroughs are crucial to the future success of the human economy.

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    Centers & Programs

    Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY)

    CBEY educates and inspires interdisciplinary leaders through business solutions to systemic environmental problems.

    Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry in the News

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    News

    The Center for Industrial Ecology: Pathfinders in Life Cycles and Resource Reuse

    This is the first in a special series that takes an in-depth look at Yale School of the Environment’s Centers, Programs, and Initiatives. This month’s focus is on the Center for Industrial Ecology, which seeks not only to advance our understanding of the environmental impacts of production and consumption on an international scale, but also to be part of tangible solutions.

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    YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

    A recent YSE-led study published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from the supply of chain of electric vehicles pale in comparison to the same indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

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    A Marketplace Solution to Burning Crop Stubble Earns YSE Team Top Honors

    YSE students win international prize for new digital app that allows farmers to sell crop byproducts instead of burning them.

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