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Enabling innov‚Äčation through chemistry

enabling solutions for a renewable future


With an ever-increasing need for petroleum-based products, our dependence on petroleum feedstocks is  unsustainable, not least from an environmental standpoint. And while the bio-based industry seeks to develop  and commercialize alternative as well as drop-in products, conversion to a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuel based raw materials is slow to materialize as seemingly insurmountable challenges arise.


Organized by the DE Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) and supported by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute and held annually, the Bio-Based & Renewable Chemicals Conference, brings together government, industry and academic experts to discuss the emerging landscape of bridging technologies that are replacing fossil fuel based raw materials and address the major challenges and  opportunities facing the industry.


The event features keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions with thought leaders as they experiences, thoughts, strategies and resources to help innovators and researchers address the challenges facing the bio-based industry and bring new technologies to market.


Presenters and panelists from the 2017 BE THE SOLUTION Conference included:


Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-DE) & Governor John Carney

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Libby Bernick,Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices


Dr. Henry Bryndza, Global Technology Director, Protection Solutions, DuPont


Dr. Xin Chen, Global Research & Technology Manager, Performance Products, Croda 


Dr. David Constable,Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Karen Fletcher,CEO, Rapid Manufacturing Institute

Mike Gudgeon, Technical Manager, PBF Energy

Dr. Peter Keeling, Innovation Director, CBiRC

Dr. Stanley Merritt, Sustainability Leader, The Chemours Company

Dr. Tim Mueller,  North American Research Director, DuPont Science & Engineering Operations


Dr. Basudeb Saha, Associate Director, CCEI

Click HERE to view the complete program of the 2017 BE THE SOLUTION: Bio-Based & Renewable Chemicals Conference