Innovation for Bio-based and Renewable Chemicals
Organizers: Isamir Martinez, Manager of Scientific Alliances & Business Engagement, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, DC, USA; Kimberly Raiford, Director, Product Management and Commercialization, Origin Materials
For almost two decades, there have been significant efforts to find innovative ways to synthesize bio-based and renewable chemicals. These efforts have offered a rich source of novel molecules, which can serve as alternative building blocks in the synthesis of intermediates currently relying on petrochemical supply chains. Consequently, bio-based and renewable chemicals offer potentially sustainable opportunities for products and processes that will advance the circular economy in a variety of chemical industries.