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2014 Mid-Tech Biobased Materials Commercialization Symposium

 

 

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Held on October 21, 2014 in Midland, Michigan

Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center at the Valley Plaza Resort
5121 Bay City Road
Midland, MI 48642

 

The 2014 Mid-Tech Biobased Materials Commercialization Symposium, a collaboration between Midland Tomorrow and Midland based Omni Tech International, Ltd., brought together Bio-Based Michigan Companies and/or Michigan companies considering a strategy to “go green” for a day of symposia and networking.
 


The Symposium Agenda and Speaker Line-up

 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration and Networking (Includes Breakfast Foods and Coffee)

10:00 AM


Opening Remarks: 
Lee Rouse, President/CEO
Omni Tech International, LTD

10:15 AM – 10:40 AM


Omni Tech’s Road to Bio-based Commercialization  
Lee Walko – Biobased Business Development Manager
Omni Tech International, LTD

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM


Reimaging the Wine Packaging industry Using Biobased Green Cell Foam
Tim Colonese, President/CEO
KTM Industries, Inc. 


11:15 AM – 11:45 AM


A Systematic Approach to Scaling a Sustainable Product
Dr. Bill Freckman, Director of Operations
Michigan State University  Bioeconomy Institute


11:45 AM – 12:15 PM


Commercial Prospects for Biobased Chemicals
Dr. Patrick Smith, Research Scientist
Michigan Molecular Institute


12:15 PM – 1:00  PM


Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Keynote:
Chemistry: Green Is Good; Sustainable is Better!
David E. Kepler, Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
 and Chief Information Officer
The Dow Chemical Company

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


Biobased Life Cycle and Regulatory Check Points
James W. Pollack, EHS Manager
Omni Tech International, LTD

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Keynote: 
Returning to Our Roots: Research, Development and Implementation of Sustainable Materials at Ford
Deborah Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader, Materials Sustainability
Ford Research and Innovation Center

2:30 PM


Adjourn and Closing Remarks
Lee Rouse, President/CEO
Omni Tech International


2:35 PM – 3:30 PM


Networking