Origin Materials Tuesday Tidbits, 5/30/23

Agrawal to Present at 2023 Process Development Symposium

The AlChE's annual symposium will take place on June 13-15, 2023 in Vancouver, Canada. "The symposium is an opportunity for process development professionals from all over the world to discuss their experiences with novel and innovative technologies to trigger radical changes in next-generation processes development and operations." Gaurav Agrawal, who is a Process Development and Scale-up Lead at Origin Materials, will be presenting as part of the "Innovative Solutions for Designing Sustainable Processes" session on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:15pm. 

Mr. Agrawal spent eight years at ExxonMobil, most recently as a Research Associate where he "led development, field demonstration and scale-up of a membrane technology and commercialized it for aromatics and non-aromatics separation." He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Ledbetter Shares Promotion

Another ramblin' wreck from Georgia Tech (and a hell of an engineer), Benson Ledbetter, announced today via LinkedIn that he is starting a new position with Origin Materials. He has graduated from Process Design Manager to Process Engineering Director.



Bissell To Be Honored with Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal

UC-Davis announced today a list of eight alumni who will be recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal, the highest honor presented by the college to alumni. Atop the list is none other than the Chemperor himself, Origin Materials co-founder and co-CEO John Bissell. 

"DEAM recipients will be recognized at the college’s Alumni Celebration, which will take place at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center at UC Davis on Thursday, November 2."

The complete list of recipients is as follows:

John A. Bissell 

B.S. '08, Chemical Engineering | Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Origin Materials 

Andrew J. Botka 

B.S. '87, Electrical Engineering | VP of Strategic Planning, Keysight Technologies 

Robert D. Caligiuri 

B.S. '73, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering | Corporate VP & Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc. 

Michael P. Coffey 

B.S. '84, Electrical Engineering | Senior VP of Mass Markets Product Management, AT&T 

Kerry A. Kinney 

B.S. '88, Chemical Engineering; M.S. '93, Ph.D. '96, Civil and Environmental Engineering | Professor, The University of Texas at Austin 

Terry C. Lowe 

B.S. '78, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering | Research Professor, Colorado School of Mines 

Richard R. Neptune

B.S. '91, M.S. '93, Ph.D. '96, Mechanical Engineering | Professor, The University of Texas at Austin 

JoAnn Silverstein 

B.S. '77, M.S. '80, Ph.D. '82, Civil Engineering | Professor Emerita, University of Colorado, Boulder

Tick-Tock, When Start-Up?

As the second quarter winds down with the month of June, investors and watchers are left wondering when the Origin 1 facility in Sarnia, Ontario will start-up. Officially, per the company's timeline, it is expected by the end of June. Exactly when is anybody's guess. Bissell has been surprisingly responsive via Twitter to investor queries on the matter:


Speculate and examinate until you're blue in the face, but you got to appreciate the replies at the very least. That's it for tonight, good evening.

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