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Speaker Series: Karen Frost Draths

March 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

John Frost, left, and his wife, Karen Draths, in their company lab. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

‘Green Chemistry’ Progress, Challenges in the Real World

Karen Frost Draths
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
Co-Founder and Senior Principal Scientist, Draths Corporation

Draths Corporation, located in Lansing, Mich., is building a next generation chemical company focused on manufacturing biobased materials for use in everyday products via environmentally-friendly and economical processes.

The technology platform enables the manufacturing of products that are identical to intermediates used to make nylons, plastics, and a host of other materials. Draths is unique in this capability and is different from companies that are manufacturing biofuels or targeting other parts of the carbon-based chemical value chain (e.g., C-2, C-3 materials).

See “MSU Chemists Create Renewable Resources Technology” and “‘Green Technology’ Firm Based on MSU Science Lands $21M in Venture Capital.”

PHOTO: John Frost, left, and his wife, Karen Draths, in their company lab. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

Details

Date:
March 14, 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

MSU Bioeconomy Institute
242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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