Novel Developments for Bio-based and Renewable Chemicals to Advance the Circular Economy

Organizer: Isamir Martinez, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Bio-based and renewable chemicals offer considerable potential for more sustainable manufacturing systems for raw materials and intermediates that are currently sourced through petrochemical supply chains. Significant efforts have been made to develop new commercial processes using bio-based and renewable platform molecules and these offer a rich source of novel moieties and new molecules that can serve as alternative synthesis building blocks. This symposium will feature the novel science and technology used to develop these novel platform chemicals and the well-known high-performance products made from these chemicals. Opportunities and challenges of commercializing these molecules will also be discussed.