Next Dinner Meeting - Monday, March 18th at the Pfizer Building. Venue. Pay Now.

Date: Monday, March 18th at the Pfizer Building

Topic: Advances in Biorenewables

Speaker: Sarah Boisvert, Consultant, Energy and Chemicals Advisory, Nexant (White Plains, NY)

Bio: Sarah Boisvert is a Consultant at Nexant with a background in biorenewable technologies and markets. Sarah has spent the last five years managing, or contributing to, nearly all of Nexant’s US biorenewables engagements. Her time has been focused predominantly in the biorenewables sector, with work ranging from assessing bio-feedstock cultivation and procurement strategies through biochemical market entry strategy engagements, including assessments of techno-economic results and scale-up risks for novel biotechnologies.

She has evaluated a variety of market and technical topics, including:
• Cellulosic biomass
• First generation feedstocks
• Municipal solid waste/refuse-derived fuel
• Captured and sequestered carbon
• Biogas
• Gas fermentation technologies
• Biomass fractionation technologies
• Biopolymer production technologies
• Bio-intermediate production technologies
• Conventional and bio-catalytic technologies applied to biomass
• Fermentative technologies
• Specialty and commodity biochemical/bio-polymer markets
• Bio-intermediate markets
• Biofuel markets

In addition to her work in the biorenewables sector, Sarah has been involved in a number of engagements in the petrochemical sector, including independent engineering and construction monitoring for a greenfield methanol plant in the southern U.S., and cost competitiveness and market assessments for propylene, methanol, linear alpha olefins, and other petrochemicals.

Ms. Boisvert has authored or coauthored several of Nexant’s Biorenewable Insights reports, Special Reports, and TECH (formerly PERP) reports, primarily pertaining to green technologies and business trends. Sarah received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

When: Monday, March 18th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:15 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:15-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

Final Deadline to register
: Thursday, 3/14 at 4 pm ET. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category, and for the students.

Members and Guests:
Members of the Local Section $25.
Guests and Non-Members: $40 (includes local section membership for 2019).
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Students: Undergraduates - free for all undergrads. Seating is limited, so please register early. How to Register.

Graduate Students: $10. Please pay now. (Please also register after paying by credit card.)

Please note that this event has traditionally sold out.
Reserve Now.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.

Save the Dates: 2019 Meeting Dates

• 2019 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building

March - June (3rd Monday of each month)
3/18; 4/15; 5/20; and, 6/17.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.
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September 2018 on From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History (Commercialization of the Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide - Zinc Alkaline Battery Chemistry).

Speaker: • Dr. Alexander Couzis, Chief Technology Officer at Urban Electric Power. Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's (City College of New York) Grove School of Engineering.

March 2018 on Refineries Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike.

Speakers: • Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers andLeonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers.

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

Speakers: Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University. • Don Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
You & Your Chemical Engineering Career
A note of interest to Young Professionals, as well as those who soon will be embarking on a Chem. Engineering Career. You and Your Chemical Engineering Career: The Next Steps is some advice and thoughts from Past local Section Chair Herbert W. Cooper.

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