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Chemical Marketing & Economics Group - ACS NY Section 


Thursday March 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST

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 Don't miss this exciting panel discussion about

Making Green with Green Chemistry
 Luncheon/Webcast of March 6, 2014 at the Yale Club in New York

Meeting Schedule

11:30 am to noon -  Networking
 noon to 1:00 pm -   Luncheon
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Presentation


Following three years of successful panels, we will update with another report from the Green Chemicals market:  An editor from ChemicalWeek and Neil A.Burns LLC’s managing partner will moderate a panel that will examine what works and what makes sense in this market with huge potential:

  • Network with investors, executives and prime-movers in the fast-growing field of renewable chemicals
  • Gain insights from one of the fathers of green chemistry, director of a leading research institute in the field and former EPA Assistant Administrator
  • Learn about a pioneering incubator of green chemistry businesses that enjoys the support of some major corporations
  • Meet  one of the managers behind a corporate winner of the presidential award for green chemistry

Panelists (see bios below)

Professor Paul Anastas, Director Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
Rodolfo Bayona, Director Technical Service & Development, Dow Coating Materials
Dr. Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada
Neil A. Burns, Managing Partner, Neil A. Burns LLC and CEO at P2 Science
Rebecca Coons (moderator), Associate Editor, IHS Chemical Week Magazine

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Luncheon Fee      $140 for CM&E members and non-members STEM education supporter
                               (includes complimentary webcast recording and slides if available).
                             $90 for CM&E  members and non-members (includes 2014 membership)
                             $70 for CM&E members (who paid 2014 dues and have member code)
                             Earlybird discounts until 2/21. $20 surcharge after 3/3.

Webcast fees:      $40 with Early-bird rate if you register by 2/21. 
                             Also available as a Webcast recording for post-event viewing. 
                             No webcast registrations after 5pm the day prior to the event.

Special Offer:       $15 webcast fee for national ACS members  
 provide membership number).   

Venue:                  The distinguished Yale Club of NY, located in midtown NYC (see sidebar). 

Cancellations may be subject to fees. Prices subject to change without notice.

Webcast registrations within 3 days prior to the event will not have access to the Live webcast but only to the webcast recording available 3 days after the event. 


Paul T. Anastas is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment. He has appointments  in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering. In addition, Prof. Anastas serves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. Anastas took public service leave from Yale to serve as the Assistant Administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency Science Advisor from 2009-2012. From 2004 -2006, Paul Anastas served as Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. He was previously the Assistant Director for the Environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked from 1999-2004. Trained as a synthetic organic chemist, Dr. Anastas received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and worked as an industrial consultant. He is credited with establishing the field of green chemistry during his time working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the Chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch and as the Director of the U.S. Green Chemistry Program.

Rodolfo Bayona is Director Technical Service & Development at Dow Coating Materials. He has been instrumental in the success of the EVOQUE polymer line at Dow, which won the 2013 Presidential Award for Green Chemistry. During his career with Dow, Mr. Resendes has managed R&D in polyurethanes and industrial coatings. He was lived and worked globally including in Brazil, Colombia, China and the USA. His research specialties include work in the fields of Water Treatment with Reverse Osmosis and ion Exchange, Formulation of Agrochemicals and Oxygenated Solvents and Chlorinated Solvents. He holds an MBA from the Richard De Vos Graduate School of Management at Northwoods University. 

Rui Resendes graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in chemistry and a specialization in advanced materials. Since then, he has filled numerous leadership roles in research and business development with Bayer MaterialScience and LANXESS. During this time, he has contributed to several patent families and has numerous technical and commercial publications and presentations to his credit. In 2007, Dr. Resendes assumed the role of Director of Commercial Development, Chemistry and Materials, at Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, one of Canada’s foremost technology transfer offices. Shortly after joining PARTEQ, Dr. Resendes led the creation of GreenCentre Canada, an exciting new commercialization model that is the first of its kind in North America. In 2009, he was appointed the Centre’s Executive Director.

Neil Burns is managing partner of Neil A Burns LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on the chemical industry and CEO of P2 Science Inc., a manufacturer of novel renewable specialty chemicals. Neil A Burns LLC manages the surfactant technology business of Desmet Ballestra SpA in North America and also has JV with ICIS to produce surfactant conferences. Mr. Burns sits on the board of P2 Science, Inc. and the operating boards of GenNx360 Capital Partners and Linley Capital. Previously, Mr. Burns was CEO of Oxiteno USA and VP US Operations of VVF Ltd. He holds a BS in Chemistry (University of York) and an MBA (Wharton School).

Rebecca Coons, covers green chemistry and industrial biotechnology for Chemical Week magazine, a leading source of news and analysis for the chemical, petrochemical, specialty chemicals and related industries. She also maintains the blog CW Renewables, which tracks developments in biobased chemicals in the $3-trillion global chemical market.  Previously, she worked in the editorial departments of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and the peer-reviewed journal Industrial Biotechnology. She earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and English from Providence College, and received a Masters in marketing from Baruch College.