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Chaya Chandavasu



Senior Vice President - Science & Innovation PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC) Dr.Chaya Chandavasu is currently Senior Vice President of Science & Innovation at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC), one of the leading and largest chemical companies in Asia, and a member of the Board of Directors in several companies under PTTGC's umbrella, such as Auria Bio Chemicals Company Limited in Thailand, Solution Creation Company Limited in Thailand and Myriant Corporation in USA. He is responsible for company's innovation strategy, new project development and scouting/assessing new emerging technologies to create long-term competitive advantages as well as overseeing the PTT Global Chemical's Science & Innovation Center. With more than 20 year of experience in the global oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industry, his experience includes technology & engineering, marketing & sales and research & development. Dr. Chaya has a Bachelor of Chemistry (First Class Honors) from Mahidol University, Thailand and Master and Ph.D. of Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.  

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The Same Chemicals, the Same Products—Just a Lot Greener At Myriant, we know there's a better, greener way to produce the products people use every day. And we're realizing that vision—displacing barrels of petroleum by manufacturing and selling high-value chemicals made from renewable, sustainable feedstocks. As companies and consumers look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and transition away from petroleum's price volatility, Myriant has the solution: our proven technology platform and strategic feedstock selection enable Myriant to deliver high-quality, high-performing, green chemicals at a competitive, more-predictable cost versus petroleum-based chemicals without the need for government subsidies. That's what we call a sustainable advantage. Our platform produces a broad pipeline of bio-based chemicals including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives and other bio-based chemical intermediates that perform equal to, or better than, traditional petroleum-based chemicals. Our bio-based chemicals integrate seamlessly into existing chemical production processes to provide a wide range of consumer applications. 

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