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What does it take to succeed in the hard-to-decarbonize sectors?

featuring an indian green chemicals pioneer

To get a sneak peek into the emerging answers to this question, listen to Dr. Sivaram Pillai of Proklean Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at the Climate Startup Stories workshop, Mar 18 (Saturday), Nungambakkam, Chennai.

Organized by the Chennai Climate Consortium.

Folks working in domains like solar power are in a way lucky. Their solutions are well developed and validated, they are modular, they have become economical, and become almost plug and play.

Not every climate action vertical or industrial sector is so fortunate.

Take for instance, chemicals.

A large portion of our chemicals come from petroleum/crude oil (even some of your food chemicals come from this, just that no one talks about it!). Even those chemicals that do not have a petroleum base (inorganic chemicals for instance), are plagued by toxic components. And finally, the chemicals industry uses significant amounts of energy and leaves behind enormous waste – both solid wastes and waste water – thus scoring poorly on both energy & resource consumption

Decarbonizing chemicals is thus no child’s play – unless your idea of a a child’s play involves rewiring practically every part of an industry value chain.

So what does it take to decarbonize these complex sectors?

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐢, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧, 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.

A unique startup in which all the founders were over fifty years old when it was founded, the company, thanks to its strong technical leadership has been able to rethink the way we make chemicals – from raw materials to processing to the final product positioning – and has commercialized very low carbon, sustainable, non-toxic chemicals for a range of industrial and consumer sectors.

A good portion of the credit for the above success goes to Sivaram Pillai, the co-founder of the firm and the one who used his deep academic & professional background in biochemistry to use probiotics as a base for all the disruptive innovations the company has come up with.

How did Sivaram and team accomplish what is difficult even for some large chemical behemoths?

Listen to Sivaram tell his story about Proklean, Probiotics & other Pro-earth practices from his startup at the Chennai Climate Startup Stories workshop on Mar 18, 2023, at Haddows Club, Chennai.

Sivaram will be one of the ten climate startup founders who will be sharing their startup journeys at the event.

Details of all startup founders – https://bit.ly/3Zz3r3j

𝐓𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, call Muthu 9952910083

See my LinkedIn post on this topic


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