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Tuesday, May 3
Grand Ballroom B
A Petrochemical Perspective on Sustainability, the Role of the Chemical Industry, and the Competitive Position of the US Gulf Coast.
Robert Chouffot, General Manager, Higher Olefins and Derivatives, Shell Chemical LP, USA
Immediately following the AOCS Annual Business Meeting, Robert Chouffot will provide a robust view on sustainability and how key issues are being addressed, especially global warming. He states, “While products from the chemical industry reduce carbon dioxide intensity, we also need to continue to improve the efficiency of our own footprint.”
With key insights into the role of hydrocarbons in energy and feedstocks as alternative technologies emerge, Mr. Chouffot will also touch on the sustainability challenges of renewable feedstocks, and the competitive location of the US Gulf Coast for the manufacture of petrochemicals and surfactants.
Mr. Chouffot also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Cleaning Institute and is a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations Energy and Climate Change Leadership Group.
Chouffot joined Shell at the Martinez refinery in California in 1982 and has held positions in both chemicals and oil products, including business, commercial, strategy, technical and operations management. He holds a BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and an MBA from the University of Houston.