ESG, Recycling, & Climate | Monthly Thematic Piece

Chemistry, Engineering, Project Management, and Accounting: The Often-Missing Ingredients In New Ventures That Fail
August 25, 2021
Products Mentioned:
Carbon, Hydrogen, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PET, Biofuels, Biopolymers
Companies Mentioned:
Gevo, Aemetis, Origin Materials, Monolith Materials, Danimer Scientific, Dow, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Air Products, Air Liquide, Linde, Aker Carbon Capture, Summit Carbon Solutions, Amazon, Apple, Google, International Paper, WestRock, Georgia Pacific (Koch)
Subjects Covered:
Recycling, Renewables, Carbon Capture, Emissions, New Energy, The Hydrogen Economy, ESG Investing

C-MACC Weekly “CRETER” (Climate etc.)

Chemistry, Engineering, Project Management, and Accounting: The Often-Missing Ingredients In New Ventures That Fail

  • As we look for solutions to climate and other sustainability initiatives, critical evaluation of new technologies will be essential – many will over-promise.
  • It is not just the likelihood of success of a new or adapted technology but also its commercial viability, the speed with which it can advance, and its impact.
  • Today, we see too much focus on solutions with uncertainty/risk and not enough emphasis on large-scale practicality – in energy, plastics, and emissions.
  • We discuss whether a divided US Congress and the IPCC study conclusions will empower activists and litigators – the cost to the consumer could be high.
  • Is a US plastic tax on the horizon? Legislators are suggesting it as a means to make recycling more lucrative, unlikely to pass into law, perhaps not the best way.

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