Panel 4: Sustainability and Economic Pressures in the Petrochemical Industry

To maintain competitiveness in international markets, the chemical industry must continuously seek to promote sustainability while reducing costs, especially to improve public brand perception in light of growing concern over the environmental impact of plastics. In meeting this sustainability challenge, feedstock and process energy sourcing has become increasingly important with the advent of cheap shale gas drilling and advances in other non-traditional feedstocks such as biomass and CO2. This panel seeks to address how these emerging feedstock and process energy technologies compare in cradle-to-grave environmental footprint and overall economic viability with regards to governmental policy.

Thomas Edgar, The George T. and Gladys H. Abell Chair in Engineering, UT Austin (Moderator)
Edward Stones, Global Business Director of Energy and Climate Change, Dow Chemical
Schweta Karwa, Process Evaluation Engineer, Shell
Tony Go, Chief Engineer, ExxonMobil

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (UTX)
2110 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

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Academics, Business & Economy, Policy & Law, Science & Tech

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Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public



free to UT students, faculty and staff but registration is required



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