In what is hopefully a new annual tradition, Elevance welcomed ten 2012 Summer College Hires to the team this past month. Each summer hire is either related to or was recommended by an Elevance employee. The students represent a number of universities, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Northwestern University. They will be working on projects providing valuable support in our Woodridge office and receiving valuable work experience in return.
We look forward to an excellent summer working with:
Cameron Mitchell – Accounting
Connor Firth – Application Development
Lizzie Bebel – Corporate Development
Jessalyn Lafrenz – Human Capital
John Denlinger – Market Development
Lauren Shafer – Wax Team
Matthew Schmidt – Technical Development & Engineering
Michael Mortimer – Technical Development & Engineering
Sean Crowley – IP Legal
Susan Mazurek – Technical Development & Engineering
Earlier this month, Elevance celebrated its one-year anniversary in Natchez.
The year has experienced many milestones, including:
- Producing over 10 million gallons of product - filling over 1,100 trucks and unloading approximately 30 barges
- A significant capital project - have begun the installation of our first capital project, a $1 million dollar investment to upgrade an area of the plant
- 24/7 plant operation – we ran the plant in continuous operation mode – something that had never been done at the site before and a critical step toward operating as a biorefinery
Elevance is grateful for the hospitality and the warm welcome we have received. We are already enjoying being an involved member of the community through participation in the Natchez River City Run and giving presentations at local community colleges on the importance of science and engineering jobs. We are proud to be in Natchez and thank the community and local leadership for their support.
Congratulations to our Natchez team for their accomplishments in this first year!
The EPA selected Elevance for its work using metathesis catalysis to produce high-performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs Members of Elevance’s leadership team attended the ceremony in D.C. to accept the award on behalf of the company.
The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge was established to recognize and promote innovative chemical technologies that prevent pollution and have broad applicability in industry. The Program recognizes individuals and organizations on a national level for successfully researching, developing, and implementing outstanding green chemical technologies.
Elevance is honored to be recognized by the EPA for this prestigious award and we thank our strategic partners and development team for working with us to bring technology and innovation to the marketplace.
For more information on Elevance’s 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Award recognition, please visit http://www.elevance.com/media/news-releases/elevance-renewable-sciences-named-recipient-of-epa-presidential-green-chemistry-challenge-award.