Investment has proven to be critical for the growth of green chemistry and bio-based materials, as large amounts of capital are needed to take new chemicals and products to the market. With demand for safer chemicals increasing as consumers seek products that have minimal climate, energy and environmental problems, green chemistry has begun to take center stage for investors across the world.
Minnesota is proving itself as a vital hub for this development. In fact, in quarter two of 2012 bio-based materials were the largest recipient of investment capital, beating out medical devices and tech companies for the first time ever. Minnesota companies like BioPlastic Solutions are offering cost competitive and high performance products that are renewable and environmentally sustainable. This session will describe pathways to investment and challenges in the growing field of green and bio-based chemicals.
Cost $10.00 - Cash bar - appetizers provided.