DESCA held its first  Bio-Based & Renewable Chemicals Conference in 2017, bringing together government, industry and academic experts to discuss the emerging landscape of bridging technologies that are replacing fossil fuel based raw materials and to address the major challenges and  opportunities facing the industry.

The event featured keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions with thought leaders as they shared experiences, thoughts, strategies and resources to help innovators and researchers address the challenges facing the bio-based industry and bring new technologies to market.

Presenters and panelists from the 2017 BE THE SOLUTION Conference included:

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-DE) & Governor John Carney

Libby Bernick,Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

Dr. Henry Bryndza, Global Technology Director, Protection Solutions, DuPont

Dr. Xin Chen, Global Research & Technology Manager, Performance Products, Croda 

Dr. David Constable,Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Karen Fletcher,CEO, Rapid Manufacturing Institute

Mike Gudgeon, Technical Manager, PBF Energy

Dr. Peter Keeling, Innovation Director, CBiRC

Dr. Stanley Merritt, Sustainability Leader, The Chemours Company

Dr. Tim Mueller,  North American Research Director, DuPont Science & Engineering Operations

Dr. Basudeb Saha, Associate Director, CCEI

2019 Be The Solution Conference

Planning for the 2019 Be The Solution Conference is under way with an anticipated March timeline. Make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on this exciting event!