July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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Canadian Government Launches Plastics Challenge For The Development Of Biobased Foam Insulation

On June 27, 2019, the Government of Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) opened the application process for a grant to develop next generation biobased foam insulation products. Called the Plastics Challenge, this funding opportunity seeks solutions that result in foam insulation products (either spray foam or rigid foam board) that:

  • Are predominantly derived from Canadian forest residue;

  • Have similar insulation values (within 20 percent) as currently available petroleum-based versions;

  • Would have similar cost (within 20 percent) as currently available versions;

  • Are less flammable;

  • Are fully recyclable at end of life; and

  • Would generate less GHG emissions during manufacturing.

Applications must be submitted prior to 2:00 p.m. (EDT), August 27, 2019.
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Lynn Bergeson, Campbell PC, Toxic Substances Control Act Attorney, federal insecticide lawyer, industrial biotechnology legal counsel, Food Drug Administration law
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Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Lynn L. Bergeson has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies. Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy...

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