February 18 | SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT WEBINAR – Advancing Circular Economies in Plastics – Plastics are a Regenerating Hydrocarbon Reserve

Tuesday February 18, 2020 / 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST

Presenter: Christopher J. Faulkner, Ph.D., Vice President, Project Management & Technology, Agilyx

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Christopher J. Faulkner, Ph.D.

Chris Faulkner, Ph.D.

The dynamics of the current recycling industry are very complex. Recycling programs are typically very localized and fragmented, exposed to significant commodity value fluctuations, but most importantly, they are not designed to capture the majority of plastics. As a result, only the best high-quality plastic waste is recovered from the waste and recycling streams stranding more than 75% of the remaining waste plastic with no recycling option.

This webinar will discuss how the fundamental vision of viewing plastics as an above ground hydrocarbon reserve drives the innovation and commercialization of circular pathways: be it plastic to plastic, plastic to base chemicals or plastic to low carbon fuels.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Chris Faulkner brings over 14 years of technical and organizational expertise on the engineering, process, analytics and administrative fronts to deliver products and operating assets. He has held engineering, scientist and management positions in the renewable energy and chemicals industry sectors with a focus on sustainability and stewardship.

Dr. Faulkner has a proven track record of commercializing innovations and successful project management. He is an inventor of novel polymer composite materials and has led the certification and commercialization of the international product launch of a 5 kWe combined heat and power fuel cell system. Dr. Faulkner brings technical, commercialization, innovation, project management and business acumen to the advancement of the Agilyx Solutions platform of superior materials management and chemical recycling.

Dr. Faulkner holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.