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Earl R. Beaver

Earl R. Beaver is Chair of the Institute for Sustainability (New York), Managing Partner of Practical Sustainability, LLC (St. Louis) and Chief Technical Advisor at BRIDGES to Sustainability (Houston); he retired from Monsanto after 30 years of service. In his final position there he was responsible for the development of new environmental technology solutions for Monsanto Company's diverse operations, internal and external advocacy for sustainability and pollution prevention as well as the development of sustainability and eco-efficiency tools. He has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in research, development, environmental and commercial functions during his career with Monsanto Company. In addition, he is emeritus chair of the Center for Waste Reduction Technologies. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Director of the National Environmental Technology Institute. He has authored many publications and patents. In 1994, Dr. Beaver was presented with the Lawrence K. Cecil Award by the Environmental Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institute's Gary Leach Recognition Award. At Monsanto, he was associated with the successful co-product development program, the development and commercialization of air separation membranes (Prism®, Prism Alpha®, and Prism Cactus® membranes and separators), the 90% Air Toxics Reduction Program and the Monsanto $1 Million Challenge Program. Practical Sustainability, LLC focuses on “Industries of the Future” and “Practical Tools for Sustainable Development.” Also, he chairs the Technical Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Engineering Forum and is a board member of the North American Alliance of Chemical Engineers

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