Plenary Spotlight: Securing a Resilient Bioeconomy

Biotechnology can play a key role in pulling society out of the COVID-19 crisis and positioning economies to withstand similar crises in the future. Join us for this timely plenary session kicking off day one of the education program at BIO IMPACT Digital (Sept. 21-22).

Securing a Resilient Bioeconomy 

This dynamic discussion will provide insights on how to effectively grow and secure a resilient bioeconomy, with a focus on how innovative technologies and industries can work alongside government to promote needed investments to create sustainable supply chains for the future. Join the conversation! Sponsored by Amyris.

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Moderator: 
Stephanie Batchelor 
Vice President 
Industrial and Environmental Section, BIO  

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Jason Kelly, PhD 
CEO 
Ginkgo Bioworks 

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John Melo 
Director, President & Chief Executive Officer 
Amyris, Inc. 

New Perspectives on the Future of the Bioeconomy 

Hear from these industry innovators and thought-leaders transforming the future of the bioeconomy - new speakers added daily! 

  • Doug Berven, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, POET

  • Stephen E. Croskrey, CEO, Danimer

  • Vonnie Estes, Vice President of Technology, Produce Marketing Association

  • Dr. Barb Glenn, CEO, NASDA

  • Renato Godinho, Head of the Division of New and Renewable Energies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League

  • Keira Havens, Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager, Pivot Bio

  • Claudius Jaeger, Sales Director of Europe, Digimarc Gmbh

  • Hon. Kate Jones, Minister of State Development, Innovation, and Tourism of Queensland, Queensland

  • Jim Lane, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest

  • Paola Mellow, Executive Director, Clean Fuel Standard Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Mary Nichols, CARB Regulator  

  • Andy Renz, Vice President, Business Development, Vestaron Corporation

  • Carmichael Roberts, Founder & Managing Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures & Material Impact 

  • Rosanne Rust, Owner, Rust Nutrition Services

  • Raj Shah, CEO, Feeding America

  • Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Senator, United States Senate

  • Sylvia Wulf, CEO, AquaBounty