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
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!