Green chemists in Ethiopia

Also in the June 29 Science, an article looks at Ethiopian research into more environmentally acceptable solvents to replace petroleum-based ones, in a country without oil. Ethiopia does have a few advantages:

intense sunlight, unique plant species, and enthusiastic young people

Two researchers
A collaboration was born when two researchers met: Martyn Poliakoff (left), from Nottingham, was on holiday in Ethiopia and Nigst Asfaw (right), a lecturer at Addis Ababa University, was looking for a research theme.

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