In our Leadership Conversations series, Melinda Lloyd talks with executives and leaders in the bio economy industry. She talks about leadership development and advice for young people who want to pursue a career in the bioeconomy.
Ruy is a Mechanical Engineer at Braskem.
For Odebrecht's Chief Financial Officer Marcela Drehmer, young professional women should focus on productivity, the quality of their work, and should "never give up." After participating in the Women's Hemispheric Network conference in New York on October 3, Drehmer spoke with AS/COA Online and gave advice to women starting their careers. She advised women to establish goals very early in their professional life, and define specific companies they would like to get involved with. Drehmer also said that having a family and a career is doable. "It's just a matter of sharing your responsibilities, to have a nice partner who you can share these with you," she said. Learn more about AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network at: http://www.as-coa.org/women
Aline is a Chemical Engineer at Braskem.
Local officials made an announcement July 12 regarding an agreement for the former Sunoco Inc. refinery in Marcus Hook. Its next-door neighbor, Braskem America, held a news conference to announce acquiring part of the site. Gov. Tom Corbett joined Delaware County Council along with Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, House Appropriations Majority Chairman Bill Adolph, R-165, of Springfield, and other local elected officials to announce details of the deal at an afternoon news conference in Marcus Hook. is also expected to be there. The refinery has been idled for months since it was shut down by Sunoco. The company announced in September 2011 that it was exiting the refining business and that if a buyer could not be found for the facility, it would be shut down. Last week, Braskem officials announced they purchased the propylene splitter assets at Sunoco's former Marcus Hook refinery. Braskem has employed about 100 employees at the borough facility, which has produced about 770 million pounds of polypropylene annually. Regarding the recent splitter purchase, Marcus Hook Mayor Jay Schiliro said, "Looking forward, we see the Braskem transaction as a sign of the viability of the former refinery property for other energy and technology companies and its sustainability as a key contributor to the economic health of not only Marcus Hook, but the entire region." Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle said the deal will be "huge for that area" because it will keep 100 jobs at Braskem's Marcus Hook facility. Schiliro estimated Braskem will add about 14 more jobs through this transaction. Sunoco also recently announced a deal with the Carlyle Group to continue operations at its South Philadelphia refinery. ConocoPhillips has sold its Trainer refinery, which is now being operated by Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. Some chemical compounds made from petroleum are also obtained from other fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, or renewable sources such as corn or sugar cane. The two most common petrochemical classes are olefins (including ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (including benzene, toluene and xylene isomers). Oil refineries produce olefins and aromatics by fluid catalytic cracking of petroleum fractions. Chemical plants produce olefins by steam cracking of natural gas liquids like ethane and propane. Aromatics are produced by catalytic reforming of naphtha. Olefins and aromatics are the building-blocks for a wide range of materials such as solvents, detergents, and adhesives. Olefins are the basis for polymers and oligomers used in plastics, resins, fibers, elastomers, lubricants, and gels. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. Central to the modern world economy, it converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
http://www.theinterngroup.com/colombia University of Nottingham graduate Anthony Goeritz talks about his front-office internship in Colombia at BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America, and his future plans. Anthony has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Colombia, and has benefited greatly from the high profile position he was given.
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