ACHEMA/Sustainability International Certificate and Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering

Editor: Dominik Stephan

A new Trans-Atlantic cooperation for sustainable science and engineering is on its way: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE, together with the German industry association DECHEMA has issued a new, international certificate for sustainable standards within the industry. It will be accompanied by a sustainability congress during the ACHEMA 2012.

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(Picture: DECHEMA)
(Picture: DECHEMA)

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE, and DECHEMA have launched a collaboration within the sustainable technology area. One goal of this collaboration is to develop sustainable standards for engineering. ACHEMA exhibitors can let have their services and products checked in respect to these standards and may receive a certificate. The AIChE has formed an expert group who developed a questionnaire which delivers detailed information on topics like product stewardship, degree of innovation of the product, or service regarding sustainability.

During ACHEMA there will be a sustainability congress integrated in the scientific program which is jointly organized by AIChE and DECHEMA. The purpose of the congress is to pro-vide a common platform for practitioners of various physical and ecological sciences, engineering fields, economics, and social sciences. This common platform enables participants to exchange emerging ideas about ways and means of protecting the environment and its resources so that humans can achieve sustained economic growth and societal benefits through generations. The focus of this congress is managing natural resources sustainability from a systems perspective using scientific and engineering innovations.

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