GreenExchange in San Francisco

A very exciting green event is going to be held in January next year in San Francisco.

ICIS Chemical Business (the magazine I work for) is co-sponsoring a roundtable event within a newly launched green chemistry program called GreenExchange at InformexUSA, an annual tradeshow for buyers and sellers in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry.

ICIS’ features editor Clay Boswell will host the GreenExchange Breakfast on Thursday morning, January 29, at 7:30 AM, which will feature discussions by executives and research scientists that currently hold innovative green technology patents and policy solutions.

The speakers at the event will include:

  • John Warner, co-author of ‘Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice’ and expert on how green chemistry principles can be incorporated into commercially relevant applications.
  • Maureen Gorsen, head of the California Department of Toxic Substances, will speak about the State’s Green Chemistry legislation recently signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Ronald Gebhard, Ph.D., R&D Director, DSM Pharmaceutical Products, will speak on the topic of sustainability through metabolic pathway engineered bugs.
  • Christopher Gann, Chief Executive Officer of Genomatica, Inc., will discuss a bio-manufacturing process that has the potential to let global chemical producers make the same standard bulk chemicals at lower costs and with renewable inputs.

The GreenExchange program will also include an all-new Green Pavilion, an exhibitor space for innovator companies with unique technologies, processes and technical solutions related to the development and utilization of green chemistry.

The Green event will also have a recognition program for general exhibitors that offer a diversity of technologies, with one or more dedicated to eco-friendly chemicals.

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