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Web Date: December 11, 2014

Industry Creates A Forum To Improve Fracking’s Environmental Footprint

Collaboration: Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable aims to guide research on more sustainable practices and to effectively communicate progress to the public
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Climate Change, Green Chemistry
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: fracking, proppant, environmental monitoring, green chemistry

Companies within the hydraulic fracturing industry have joined forces with the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) to create a forum aimed at making oil and gas extraction processes more efficient and reducing their environmental footprint.

The new group, GCI’s Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable, will provide a means for member companies to collaboratively prioritize chemical and engineering research needs to improve fracking . . .

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