Jennifer Holmgren

LanzaTech Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. Under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards deploying carbon capture and reuse facilities globally to make fuels and chemicals from waste carbon. In 2015, Jennifer and her team at LanzaTech were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Green Chemistry Award and she received the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and the Outstanding Leader Award in Corporate Social Innovation from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. She was named most influential leader in the Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest in 2017 and received the Digest Global Bioenergy Leadership Award in 2018. She was also the recipient of the 2020 William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Advanced Bioeconomy from the Digest, the most widely read online bioeconomy journal. Jennifer is on the External Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University and the Director and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors. LanzaJet, Inc., is a new company that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a sector requiring climate friendly fuel options. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, a dog lover and committed greyhound rescuer, Jennifer holds a B.Sc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

SESSIONS WITH Jennifer Holmgren

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Next-generation Biofuels

    Panel Power & Renewables Clean Tech Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Next-generation biofuels continue to be the holy grail of the renewables sector. Despite broad political support for producing transportation fuels and reducing GHG by using waste products, progress has been patchy, and today there is still no large-scale plant in operation. Recently, the outlook for the sector has improved as Asian companies join the well-established market players in Europe and the Americas. What is the current state of play in NextGen biofuels? What are the stumbling blocks to market maturity? What will drive growth in the future? Can NextGen’s life cycle and economics beat conventional biofuels’?