Waterways are more and more attractive to industry for transporting raw materials, especially energy crops and their residues from agriculture, forestry and food production operations. In addition, a growing demand for green products and materials provide economic, ecological and social sustainability. This presentation explored the possibility of utilizing New York’s Canal System as a statewide regional revitalization and transportation system, to bridge the gap between bioenergy and petro-based chemicals. The presentation drew from experience of the Green Chemistry Belt at the Rhein-Main-Danube-Canal System and the Straubing Harbor in the State of Bavaria, Germany located on the river Danube.
This R&T forum was presented by Dr. Klaus Doelle, who has over 26 years combined professional experience in the commercial sector including chemical process development, paper manufacturing, materials, design, manufacturing, energy production, waste water treatment and patent management. The presentation was moderated by Andrew Maxwell, Senior Program Manager & Innovation Strategist for the Syracuse-based C&S Companies.
Dr. Klaus Doelle, Associate Professor, Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Science, Director TRINITY Institute, SUNY-ESF