On May 8, 2015, BIO announced that Dr. Jennifer Holgrem, CEO of LanzaTech, will receive the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award, honoring an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. Dr. Holgrem has led LanzaTech to develop the first alternative jet fuel made from industrial waste gases and has defined the genetic blueprint of gas fermenting organisms and demonstrated that they can be engineered to produce novel, commercially viable molecules. 'To be honored in this way is incredibly humbling for me,' stated Dr. Holmgren. 'Throughout my career, I've been surrounded by teams, partners and investors who believe we can challenge the status quo and create an energy future that isn't at odds with society or the environment. It is through that shared vision and collective wisdom that we are able to use industrial biotechnology to move forward on a path to the sustainable and equitable energy future our planet deserves.'
The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) is proud to once again be sponsoring the Women in Industrial Biotechnology Reception at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress 2015, July 19-22, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. The reception is open to all BIO registrants, but RSVP is required. B&C, BRAG's affiliate, is sponsor of the Renewable Chemical and Biobased Materials track of programs at the conference.