Perhaps not on many peoples radars…yet…Gevo (Denver) a next generation bio fuels company recently moved to town from Pasadena and Cal Tech, from where their intellectual property originates. Backed by Khosla Ventures and Sir Richard Branon’s Virgin Green Fund Gevo incorporates three novel technological elements enabling the scalable production of biofuels.
Recently during the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, BIO presented the first annual George Washington Carver Award to Gevo CEO Pat Gruber, Ph.D., MBA in recognition of his accomplishments in creating and commercializing a new plastic made from annually renewable resources.
Prior to joining Gevo, Dr. Gruber was the President and CEO of Outlast Technologies and held several management positions at Cargill. He has also served as President and CEO of Lactech, a technology development company, and was one of the founders of NatureWorks where he was the VP of Technology and Operations and Chief Technology Officer from 1997 until 2005. Dr. Gruber has served as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for Biomass R&D and the Advisory Committee for the Energy Future Coalition and currently serves on the board of directors of Outlast Technologies, Gevo, Segetis, and Green Harvest Technologies.
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