22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 18-20, 2018 | Portland, Oregon

Biobased Chemicals: Beyond Drop-In Replacements (Invited Presenters Only)

Session Organizers: Nicole Fitzgerald, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy; Jeffrey Cafmeyer, Senior Research Scientist, Battelle

For biobased chemicals to successfully move beyond the drop-in replacement model, discovery and utilization of the inherent properties of biomass is necessary.  For the most effective implementation, a new understanding or expanded set of structure-property relationships representing these complex structures would be desirable to predict and tailor properties.  In practicality, however, discovery of a unique feature or slight property improvement may be all that is necessary to provide a compelling differentiation from an incumbent product. Researchers, both academic and industrial, wrestle with the challenges to identify these features and commercialize novel biobased chemicals. This symposium will focus on the challenge of identifying novel, biobased chemicals from multiple perspectives, including academic, national lab, and industrial researchers.

Why would a company want to participate?

✔ Unique opportunity to present at the largest green chemistry conference in the Americas
✔ Showcase the green chemistry and engineering innovations of your process or product
✔ Highlight health, safety and environmental improvements compared to the competition
✔ Flexible display includes poster, display table, and optional use multimedia display (tablet)
✔ Network with like-minded industry and academic scientists and leaders

 

What is the Product Showcase?

In keeping with the 2018 theme, “Product Innovation Using Greener Chemistries,” ACS GCI is inviting companies to participate in a Green Chemistry Product Innovation Showcase.

Integrated into our popular GC&E Poster Session & Reception, the showcase will feature companies who are using the design principles of green chemistry and engineering to create or contribute to innovative products.
Participating companies will present a poster describing the products greener technical innovations and will have a table in which they can display the end product.

Communicate Your Science & Engineering More Effectively: An interactive workshop

If your work in green chemistry and engineering is to have the impact that it should, you need to be able to communicate your ideas in clear, vivid terms to any audience.  To help you meet this goal, we are offering this communications workshop on each day of the conference.  You’ll learn tips for sorting through and communicating even the most complex concepts.  More importantly, you’ll have the chance to try out your message, refine it, and try again.  They will be highly interactive sessions that will leave you better equipped to tackle the full range of your communications challenges.

Participants per Session:

Each session will be capped at 15 people to ensure that all attendees have the chance to participate fully.

Register for a session:

Registrations for each session with be taken on a first come, first served basis until each session is full. Please indicate which session you wish to attend.  If more than one of the session times could work for you, please list them in order of your preference. Click here to register.

About the Instructor:

 James Rea is a communications coach who specializes in helping scientists, engineers, executives, policy experts and entrepreneurs communicate their work more clearly and effectively.  James coaches these people through his own firm, Experts/Clearly, and as a Workshop Instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.  James comes to his coaching work with a deep history in, and an abiding respect for, the fields of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.  His first position at the US EPA (1996) found him working under the leadership of Joe Breen.  After several years as a reporter and producer for National Public Radio (WAMU 88.5 FM), James stepped into communications roles with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and later with the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale.  More about James and his coaching work can be found at www.expertsclearly.com

2012 Business Plan

“The Inaugural Green Chemistry and Engineering Business Plan Competition was a great success! With this competition, the ACS Green Chemistry® Institute has given the innovators in our field a valuable tool to help bring exciting new technologies to market. I look forward to learning more about the cutting-edge ideas that will be showcased in 2013.”
–Michael Lefenfeld, CEO, Signa Chemistry, and Chair of the 2012 GC&E Business Plan Competition

Read about the 2012 GC&E Business Plan Competition winners

Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering in the 21st Century

The 2013 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), was held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area. Over three days of programming included world-renowned keynote speakers, poster sessions and more than 25 technical sessions on subjects such as designing safer chemicals and products, bio-based chemical feedstocks, green chemistry education, and new business through green chemistry innovations. More than 220 oral and poster presentations were given. Check back for access to the conference recordings.

Save the date for the 2014 GC&E Conference to be held June 17-19, 2014 in North Bethesda, MD. GC&E is an opportunity for you—whether you’re a scientist, decision-maker, student, or advocate—to propel your understanding of green chemistry and engineering forward, build valuable connections, and share your research and insights with others.

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June 18 - 20, 2018
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