Green Chemistry

This roundtable was part of the More Informed series, a digital brainstorm platform for advancing conversation about emerging ideas and technologies.


AOCS organized this roundtable discussion on green chemistry to supplement an article in the October 2020 issue of INFORM magazine. That article, titled “New developments in vegetable oil materials science,” discussed how scientists are carving out niches for polymers made sustainably from seed oils. Neil Burns, CEO of P2 Science, and Karthish Manthiram, Associate Professor at MIT, were both sources for the article. Rebecca Guenard, Associate Editor, INFORM magazine, and author of the article, moderated.

Recorded: November 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. CST (Chicago, USA; UTC-6)
Speakers: Neil Burns, CEO, P2 Science and Karthish Manthiram, Associate Professor, MIT
Moderator: Rebecca Guenard, Associate Editor, INFORM magazine

About the Author

Rebecca Guenard is the associate editor of INFORM at AOCS. She can be contacted at

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