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Tackling Global Challenges - Plastic

February 25, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
online via Zoom and Facebook live
Event Sponsor: 
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
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A quarterly lecture series where you will hear from industry experts about pressing sustainability challenges so you can apply your expertise and ingenuity to develop solutions that will make an impact. The 2020-21 Tackling Global Challenges speaker series will bring in experts who will speak to the sustainability challenges and opportunities that exist around plastic manufacturing, recycling, and pollution.

Plastic: Episode 2: Reducing Plastic Waste and Recovering Value


Dr. Jay Fitzgerald, Chief Scientist, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE's EERE

Dr. Jack Lewnard, Program Director, DOE's ARPA-E

Through a proactive, solutions-focused lens, the speakers will provide insights into plastic recycling and energy recovery, highlighted by discussions of persistent challenges and examples of emerging innovations. There will be opportunities for Q&A from attendees.

Thursday, February 25, 2021@ 4:00 pm via ZoomRSVP Here