HTC's VP and Managing Director of Energy Acceleration Maryanne Maldonado to Lead Innovative Processes Panel at Platts Renewable Chemicals Conference

HTC’s Maryanne Maldonado Leads Innovative Processes Panel at Platts Renewable Chemicals Conference

Maryanne Maldonado, Vice President and Managing Director, Energy at the Houston Technology Center will lead the Innovative Processes for Renewable Chemicals panel at the Platts 2nd Annual Renewable Chemicals conference.  The conference will take place October 18-19, 2012 in Houston at the Marriott West Loop hotel. 

Joining Ms. Maldonado on her panel is Steve Gatto, Chief Executive Officer at Myriant Corporation, Chris Wilcox, Director, Business Development, ZeaChem, and Tyler Smith, Vice President, Research and Development at Rivertop Renewables. Ms. Maldonado expects to moderate an engaging discussion on Innovation on the front end with feedstock and approaches to supply, utilizing new materials and technologies and the biochemical process innovation. 

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About Houston Technology Center

Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," The Houston Technology Center is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. HTC serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development the staff and partners of the Houston Technology Center work closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies providing them with in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance; connecting them to opportunities, allies, and capital. HTC has established a fully staffed satellite facility at the Johnson Space Center to harness the technical know-how and provide business advice, incubation and acceleration services. The goal of the extended campus is to leverage the incredible technologies, capabilities and expertise found in the NASA/JSC community with the commercial industry; and in the process create high technology jobs and a contribute to the economic activity in the area.  HTC’s focused sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.. For more information visit or connect with HTC on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @HouTechCenter.

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