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Blog: Drop-in Versus Novel Chemicals

7:50 AM MST | December 2, 2010 | Jim Stoppert

By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental impacts stemming from the continued use of petrochemicals. As the industry matures, two categories of solutions are emerging: drop-in replacements (drop-ins) and novel chemicals (novels). While both are making inroads in offering viable solutions to the market, they challenge the incumbent chemical industry from different angles, with each solution having unique characteristics and...

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