October 15, 2013

Bio-based chemicals discussion at #WBMUSA13

To my fellow twitterers, prepare your tweets and questions on October 30 as I am chairing a whole day of several panel discussions on bio-based chemicals and materials at the World Bio Markets USA conference that will be held in San Francisco.

Here are the topics and panelists for the Bio-based Materials and Materials session:

Bio-based vs. Petroleum: Competing on Price, Performance and Quality
Date: 30 October 2013, 9.00am
Duration: 90 minutes
  • Judy Giordan, Managing Principal, ecosVC
  • Paul T. Anastas, Director, Yale University Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, former Science Advisor and Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Alan Shaw, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Calysta Energy 

Partnering to Progress: Biopolymer Solutions for the 21st Century Consumer Market
Date: 30 October 2013, 11.00am
Duration: 45 minutes
  • Gregory Keenan, Vice President, Business Development, Penford Products
  • Dylan Boday, Senior Engineer - Team Lead, IBM

Spotlight Session on Guayule for Bio-based Isoprene
Date: 30 October 2013, 11.45am
Duration: 45 minutes
  • Todd Copeland, Environmental Product Specialist, Patagonia 
  • Jeff Martin, President & Chief Executive Officer, YULEX 

Bio-based Platform Chemicals: Breakthrough Case Studies
Date: 30 October 2013, 2.00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
  • Christophe Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Genomatica
  • Robert Wedinger, Chief Executive Officer & President, Rennovia 
  • Brian Turk, Business Manager, USA/Canada, Bayegan

Bio-based Application Opportunities
Date: 30 October 2013, 4.00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
  • Benjamin Borns, Staff Chemist, Product Technology, Global Supply Chain R&D, The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Pete He, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainability, Henkel Consumer Goods 
  • Mike Knauf, Chief Executive Officer, Rivertop Renewables
  • Kaj Johnson, Green Chef/Sr. Director Product Development, Method
I will be tweeting while the panelists are presenting for 10-15 minutes and will monitor any questions via #WBMUSA13. Help me out here! This is my only second time chairing a session (five sessions!! Eeeek!!). Looking forward to the tweeting interactions on October 30! If you're at the site, feel free to say hello during breaks or anytime on October 29 as I will be tweeting some of the keynotes presentations as well for that day.

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