Top Leaders in Green Chemicals Join Forces to Outline the Future of the Growing Market
“The term ‘green chemicals’ means much more than using renewable ingredients in a laboratory; it is part of a new wave that is transforming the
While the pace of innovation in the chemical industry has slowed since 1970, it continues to advance in the area of green chemicals. Elevance shared some of the company’s new products and innovations and highlighted the 100 jobs that have been created since its launch last year.
The panel evaluated the impact of green chemicals on our economy in light of the increasing need for sustainability and job creation. The American Chemistry Council estimates that each one job in chemistry generates 5.5 additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. The discussion concluded with a focus on the future of the industry, including the elements needed for growth, both from an investment and a public policy perspective.
Robert Grubbs, Nobel Prize recipient and distinguished Professor of Chemistry at The California Institute of Technology
John C. Warner, Director, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, co-author of Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring
David C. Long, President, Environmental Sustainability Solutions, LLC and member of the Board of Governors of the Green Chemistry Institute, a part of the American Chemical Society
Andrew G. Gilicinski, Director of Technology Brokerage and Innovation, The Clorox Company
Bryce Lee, Managing Director, Investment Banking division for Credit Suisse. Mr. Lee is Co-head of the Alternative Energy Group and Head of Global Technology Corporate Finance
- K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
“Elevance is a great example of what happens when science and industry meet, and it brings me great pleasure to see firsthand that my work on metathesis has enabled green chemistry to take such significant steps forward,” said Dr.
“Our country is taking important steps to encourage private businesses to invest in cleaner, more efficient technologies and we are pleased to lead the way in green chemicals,” said Johnson. “What began as a grant by the Department of Energy has led to the creation of 100 jobs and counting.”
In addition to the panelists, Elevance partners including Dow Corning Corporation, Tetramer Technologies, LLC and Materia provided product demonstrations to the more than 100 guests.
The event concluded with the official opening of Elevance’s new facility and laboratory in
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