CSP Investiagator Paul Dauenhauer will be presenting at the “Zero Hunger Summit,” organized by the American Chemical Society from December 5-8 (11 AM -1 PM EST). Dauenhauer will explore how chemistry and engineering can contribute to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal of “Zero Hunger.”
A 2021 survey from Oxford Economics found that 65% of companies are taking steps to improve manufacturing sustainability, and 50% are greening their supply chains. This has led to a renewed interest in biomaterials as a chemical and fuel feedstock.
But what effect would a biomaterials-based chemical industry have on world hunger? With 690 million people without enough food to eat (United Nations), and the increasing effects of global warming, there are concerns that sustainable manufacturing techniques could further compromise food security.
One person navigating this rocky terrain is chemical engineering professor, entrepreneur, and MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Paul Dauenhauer. His expertise in catalysis has allowed him to have a significant impact on sustainable manufacturing, and carbon capture.
Read the full story and register for the summit online at acs.org. The conference is free and takes place online.