In 2014, Dr. Todd Werpy, ADM’s senior vice president, Research and Development, and Chief Technology Officer, received the American Chemical Society Affordable Green Chemistry award for his work in producing bio-based propylene glycol economically on a commercial scale.
ADM’s first-in-the industry process can produce 100,000 metric tons per year of propylene glycol from renewable sources. The resulting bio-based product meets all of the same U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) and industrial specifications as petroleum-based propylene glycol.
Werpy shared the award with Dr. John Frye and Mr. Alan Zacher of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.
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