About Cleantech Chemistry
The Cleantech Chemistry blog will take a close look at the business and technology strategies of a number of companies – many of them new – that hope to serve the world’s need for renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, clean water, and non-polluting manufacturing and transportation, among other cleantech sectors. Cleantech now receives the largest share of venture capital of all industries, beating out both biotechnology and computer technology. Large chemical firms are also participating in cleantech by planning for a future where the products consumers use every day are made without petroleum-based feedstocks. These business ventures are often based on new technologies that have not been proven in the marketplace, and the blog will take a look at the risks faced by investors, scientists, and business leaders in the cleantech sector.
The blog’s primary author is Melody Voith, Senior business editor at C&EN. She writes about green industries including biofuels, solar energy, batteries, water treatment, and green building materials for the magazine. She also covers agriculture, chemical financials, and food ingredients. Voith has a B.A. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
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Senior business editor Alex Tullo, who also covers green business in larger chemical firms, will be a contributor to the blog.