Next Meeting: Monday, March 20th - AIChE Metro’s Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building. Venue.

1 PDH credit expected for New York Professional Engineers

Please reserve early as these events sell out. Reserve Now. Students.

Innovation in Oxo Alcohols Catalysts

Speaker: Sarah Boisvert, Senior Analyst at Nexant

Bio: Our March speaker is Sarah Boisvert, a Senior Analyst at Nexant, a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government worldwide.

Sarah has a background in emerging markets and technologies, and has been a key contributor to a number of technical due diligence engagements, economic feasibility studies, and market assessments relating to novel processes. Her experience includes a market due diligence on molecular sieves in which she researched traditional and emerging applications, functional demand drivers, and barriers to entry.

Sarah’s work has also included several technical and market due diligences for novel processes in the biorenewables sector, including:
• Evaluating several biomass fractionation technologies through the lens of overall risk to commercial success; specifically assessing current scale and scale-up design plans, risk mitigation methodology, basic technical feasibility, HSE concerns, developer team strength, IP protection strategies, etc.
• Screening various novel technologies and evaluating their potential for success based on criteria developed by a Nexant/Client combined team
• Performing a technical due diligence regarding the process design for a proposed bioplastics technology, which included fermentation, cellular lysis, and separation/purification processes
• Acting as a consultant as part of Nexant’s role as independent feedstock and market consultant for a proposed cellulosic ethanol facility. Analyzed feedstock supply strategies and examined anticipated agricultural yields, harvest and transportation costs, contract durability, partnership desirability, and risk mitigation tactics

Sarah also has authored or coauthored several of Nexant’s technology driven Biorenewable Insights reports as well as two Special Reports, one pertaining to on-purpose propylene cost competitiveness and the other to the industry movement towards green solvents. In addition, she is part of an independent engineer team for a greenfield methanol plant currently under construction. Her role includes attending quarterly progress updates, assessing monthly status reports, and analyzing risks to timeline, budget, and worker safety.

Sarah received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Costs: for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now.

* Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25

* Non- Members and Guests: $40

* PDH credits for New York State PEs (when offered): an addit. $10

* Undergraduates - Free for undergrads. You must
register. Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

* Graduate Students - $10. Please
reserve here. Also, please register.

Registration: ALL attendees MUST pre-register before the meeting... by Friday, March 17th, 5 pm.

Program Details: The event begins at 5:30 pm with a Networking Event that includes a buffet supper (arriving at 6:00 pm) and with the presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Attire: Professional casual attire is suggested. Please note the meeting room should be available about 5 pm - so early attendance is encouraged.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2017. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2017 Meeting Dates
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