E11 P2 : Corey Tyree, President & CEO, Trillium Renewable Chemicals

Frank wraps up his conversation with Corey Tyree, the President & CEO of Trillium Renewable Chemicals. Trillium is a company that is transforming the chemical industry with its renewable and sustainable practices. They produce high-quality chemicals, acrylonitrile and acetonitrile, from renewable feedstocks such as glycerin, instead of fossil fuels, using their proprietary technology and processes. Corey has been sharing with us his journey of building Trillium, his vision for a more sustainable and secure chemical industry, and his challenges and successes along the way. In the second part of their conversation, Corey will tell Frank about the partnerships that Trillium has formed to advance its mission and impact. He will also share his thoughts on the future of sustainable manufacturing in the chemical industry and what we can do to support it. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss if you’re interested in learning how chemistry can help save the planet. 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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Frank is an international speaker on net-zero, carbon-neutral, sustainable, and resilient buildings. He led the completion of the Hamptons Green Alliance House, the first building in the world to be certified carbon neutral in the construction phase.

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