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GCB On Holiday until September but see you at #BIOWC17

Dear blog readers,

After 10 years of constant continued coverage of the renewable chemicals market, the blog – I might add for the first time – will be muted for the entire July and August as I try to recover from several health issues and hopefully regain my normal pace by September. The blog’s archives will be open during the entire summer and several promotional emails from my media partnership with several conference organizers will continue to be sent to subscribers.

However, I am still covering the market this summer mostly for Tecnon OrbiChem’s Biomaterials newsletter so any news and analysis that I get will be reported on it including my coverage of this month’s incoming BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. I will be tweeting live from the conference (#BIOWC17) via @DGreenblogger. My Tecnon OrbiChem colleague, Philippa Davies, will also be tweeting via her account @GreenPChem.

Tecnon OrbiChem will also have a tabletop in the Exhibition Hall. Me and Philippa will participate in the following sessions:

Effectively Communicating the Benefits of Industrial Biotechnology
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM ET

Moderator: Rebecca Coons, Senior Editor, Chemical Week, IHS Chemical

Herman Betten, Global Head of Public Relations, DSM
Melody Bomgartner, Senior Business Editor, Chemical & Engineering News
Doris de Guzman, Senior Consultant – Bio-Materials, Tecnon OrbiChem USA
Stephan Herrera, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs, Evolva
Sylvie Latieule, Director, Info Chimie Magazine

Renewable Chemicals: Scale-up and Market Opportunities
Monday, July 24, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET

Philippa Davies – Business Manager, Maleic Anhydride, Acrylic Acid & Acrylates, PU & Intermediates, Biomaterials at Tecnon OrbiChem
Ryan Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Origin Materials
Cesar Granda – Chief Technology Officer, Earth Energy Renewables
Thomas Beardslee – Vice President, Research & Development, Verdezyne, Inc.
Jeff Passmore – President, Passmore Group Inc.

CLICK HERE for more information on BIO World Congress

To our North American readers, Happy Canada Day and Happy July 4th! We are looking forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary in Montreal this month.


About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


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