FEATURE EVENT: Green Chemicals: Supply Chain 'Pitch-Fest' – Hosted by BioVale


Dr. Sarah HickingbottomCEO - Biovale

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 3

About this presentation:

Meeting the scale-up challenges for the circular, sustainable supply-chains of tomorrow  

Chair: Dr Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale

A Green Chemical Pitch-Fest with a Supply-Chain Twist – this 1 hr feature session will see a selection of exciting, ground-breaking start-up’ & University ‘spin-out’ companies presenting their innovative ‘green -chemistry’ supply chain solutions to a featured panel of supply chains potential partner organisations, who will assess and feedback their thoughts on what is needed to deliver a product at commercial scale that addresses core industry needs.

‘Pitchfest’ innovators already confirmed include:

Chrysalix Technologies – offering a proprietary process enabling use of any type of woody material for large-scale production of bio-derived materials, chemicals and fuels.

Starbon limited –  offering a biobased material, which is processed to tailor its surface area for adsorption, desorption or chemical reactions.

Holiferm – holistically improved fermentation technology for massive economic improvements, applicable to a range of lipids and already demonstrated with biosurfactants.

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Dr Sarah Hickingbottom joined BioVale in September after 15 years commercial experience in business development/consultancy along the global bio-based chemicals value chain.

Her expertise extends from agricultural commodity crops and biomass through to  end-use markets via the chemicals themselves.

Sarah’s unique 360° perspective leverages a fruitful, decade-long partnership at LMC International which combined her background in chemicals consulting with LMC’s expertise in agricultural economics and forecasting.

Sarah has advised scores of clients around the globe in due diligence; price forecasting; economic modelling; market research; opportunity analysis; feedstock sourcing strategies; sustainability; end-user needs and value chain analysis.