10 years ago, gasoline prices were at an all time high, America's dependence on foreign oil was growing, our energy future and security were at risk. America was running out of options. We tackled the issue head on. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and leaders in American business came together to form the Global Energy Institute.
In the late 1960s, 3M scientist Dr. Spencer Silver had a problem. After years of tinkering with formulas for super-strong adhesives, he inadvertently created a mixture for a reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Though the concoction was objectively unique, Silver struggled to find any real-world application and his creation was put on a shelf.