AIChE North NJ Joint Dinner Meeting with New Jersey Section: Managing Chemical Process R&D in an Era of Extreme Economic Uncertainty

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Katherine Gawel
65 Stirling Rd.
Warren, NJ 07059
United States
Presentation Topic: 
Developing a new or improved chemical catalyst takes several years from inception to commercialization, and developing a new chemical process takes at least several years longer. Early on, it is important to make a judgment as to the economic viability of the new product or process when it will reach commercialization. Forecasting feedstock, energy and product prices two to five years in the future has never been easy but has become particularly challenging in a period like the last few years, when crude oil prices have varied from about $130/barrel a few short months ago to $75 or less today. Under these uncertainties, and others such as the surprising continuing weakness of the Chinese economy, global conflicts, etc., estimating the profitability of new process technologies and to a lesser extent catalysts, needs new approaches.
About the Speaker: 
Joe founded his consulting firm, JVP International, Inc. in 2001, after retiring as President and CEO of Scientific Design Company, Inc. His consulting practice has concentrated on the evaluation and the auditing of R&D projects, including furnishing advice regarding their progress and readiness for commercialization. His clients include foreign and domestic chemical and related companies of all sizes, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy and occasionally, other consulting companies. He is particularly knowledgeable in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and process development and licensing, both from a technical and a business standpoint, as well as all aspects of general management. 
Rolf's Restaurant & Pub
65 Stirling Road 
Warren, NJ 07059

Registration and Networking 6:00 to 6:30 PM

Dinner 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Presentations and Discussion 7:30 to 9:00 PM


Members & Guests: $25 

Retired Members: $15 


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