21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 13-15, 2017 | Reston, Virginia

Innovating for Today: Applications of Green Chemistry & Engineering Principles in Industry

Symposium Organizers: Laura Hoch, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3); Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy, Ph.D., Fellow, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma; Sharon Papke, Head of CAS NAFTA Advocacy and Business Support, Covestro LLC

This session will highlight industry innovations based on green chemistry and engineering principles, focusing on the development and design process. Case studies will be presented to illustrate how companies in different sectors have successfully implemented green chemistry and engineering principles into their processes. These examples will describe the design and development process, the challenges faced, and how these barriers were overcome. Additionally, this session will discuss the important collaborations along the value chain and with the academic community.

From the session, attendees should be able to understand at a high level how industry develops products and processes, and the many factors that contribute to the launch and commercialization of new green technologies. Presenters will be from industry and academia in order to share the valuable insights of a diverse group on the challenges and opportunities in bringing sustainable chemistries and processes to market.