Expert to Tell How Green Chemistry Keeps Business in the Black

06/07/2005
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

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Thursday - June 9

5 to 7 p.m.

 

WHAT:  Dr. Berkeley "Buzz" Cue - who has nearly 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry - this week will speak about the business reasons for incorporating green chemistry into a company's operations.  Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

 

WHERE:  Alumni Library, University Avenue, UML North

 

WHY:  In the second evening seminar series on green chemistry sponsored by UMass Lowell's Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Cue will argue that real cost savings can result from a green chemistry approach.  Businesses see improvements in public relations, attracting and retaining talented employees and improving worker and environmental health and safety. Cue will share examples and data based on his decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry - most recently at Pfizer's Groton site - as a champion of green chemistry. Since retiring in 2004, Cue has been invited to give more than a dozen presentations on green chemistry to audiences across the globe.

Cue also will be awarded the UML Center for Green Chemistry's Seldon Award. This award will be given each year to someone who has furthered the works of green chemistry internationally and helped with the mission of the center. Prof. John Warner, director of the center, established the award named for the fictional character Hari Seldon from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.