E11 P1 : Corey Tyree, President & CEO, Trillium Renewable Chemicals

Are you ready to learn how chemistry can help save the planet? If so, you don’t want to miss this episode of Decarbonize the World, the podcast that showcases the most innovative and impactful solutions to the climate crisis. In this episode, we’ll dive into the world of sustainable chemical manufacturing and discover how one company is turning plant materials into high-quality chemicals that can replace fossil fuels. Meet Trillium Renewable Chemicals, a Knoxville-based company that is revolutionizing the chemical industry with its cutting-edge technology and vision. Join Frank as he talks to Corey Tyree, the president & CEO of Trillium, about their mission, their challenges, their products, and their impact. You’ll be amazed by what they have achieved and inspired by what they have planned for the future. Tune in to Decarbonize the World and listen to this fascinating conversation with Corey Tyree from Trillium Renewable Chemicals.

About Corey Tyree: Corey is the co-founder and CEO of Trillium Renewable Chemicals. Prior to Trillium, he was Senior Director of Southern Research, an R&D service provider to clients in the chemicals and energy sectors. Before joining Southern Research, he was Engineering Manager at Georgia Power, where he oversaw $100M in capital projects at large fossil energy facilities. His expertise includes technology commercialization and large project delivery. Corey holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Trillium Renewable Chemicals, a company based in Knoxville, has recently raised $10.6M in its Series A funding round, marking a major milestone in the company’s mission to revolutionize the chemical industry with sustainable practices. Trillium is pioneering using renewable feedstocks, such as glycerin, to produce high-quality chemicals that are not only environmentally friendly but also cost-competitive with their petroleum-based counterparts.

The company’s proprietary technology has already been proven to produce chemicals such as acrylonitrile and acetonitrile, which are widely used in various applications, including personal care, apparel, automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, medical, toys, sporting goods, and other products. With its latest funding, Trillium plans to scale its production and bring its sustainable chemicals to a wider market, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of various industries.

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