The following individuals are current contributors to the Think Bioenergy blog.
Tom Buis, Co-Chair and Acting CEO at Growth Energy
Co-Chair and Acting CEO, Growth Energy
Tom Buis joined Growth Energy in March 2009 as the CEO of the organization. Prior to joining Growth Energy, Buis was elected National Farmers Union’s 13th president. Buis had been with the organization since March 1998, previously serving as vice president of government relations. Buis served for nearly five years as senior agriculture policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. In addition, Buis worked for U.S. Rep. Jim Jontz, D-Ind., for nearly five years as legislative assistant and legislative director. He was also special assistant for agriculture to U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind. Before moving to Washington, D. C. in 1987, Buis was a full-time grain and livestock farmer in Putnam and Morgan Counties in West Central Indiana, with brothers Mike and Jeff, who continue to operate the family farm.
Thomas Schrøder, VP Biorefining Commercial at Novozymes
Vice President, Biorefining Commercial at Novozymes
Peter Halling, VP Biofuel at Novozymes
Vice President, Biofuel at Novozymes
Peter has been in the global Biorefinery sector for more than six years, working and living in both Europe and North America. In his current role at Novozymes, he has the global responsibility for all business development and marketing activities in starch and sugar-based biofuels and co-products. In his more than 10 years with Novozymes, he has worked in various commercially oriented roles in Sales, Marketing and Business Development.
Johan Mogensen, VP Bioenergy & Feed Application Research at Novozymes
Vice President, Bioenergy & Feed Application Research at Novozymes
Adam Monroe, Regional President, North America at Novozymes
Regional President, North America at Novozymes
Krishnan G Sreenivasan, Regional President, India at Novozymes
Regional President, India at Novozymes
G S Krishnan is Regional President for Novozymes India and regularly engages and interacts with a number of public policy officials and key civil society stakeholders. He holds a number of external roles and is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National committee on Bioenergy, as well the Bioenergy task force of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is also a member of the Vision Group on Biotechnology, for the State Government of Karnataka, as well as a member of India’s Association of the Biotech lead enterprises.
Per Munk Nielsen, Senior Science Manager at Novozymes
Senior Science Manager at Novozymes
Per is an innovative scientist working in Research and Development for Novozymes Oils and Fats business segment, based in Denmark. With over 27 years in Novozymes R&D and technical service, Per has extensive experience in enzyme technology development—specifically with food, oils and fats applications.
Frank Moore, Biofuels Process Specialist at Novozymes
Biofuels Process Specialist at Novozymes
After spending 35 years in the processing and business development segments of the ethanol industry, I now work as a Novozymes Plant Consultant in doing my small part to help our customers reach their next level of efficiency.
Rachel Burton, Training Specialist, Bioenergy at Novozymes
Training Specialist, Bioenergy
Rachel leads Novozymes’ Biofuel Plant Support team training efforts in Technical Service. She is a longtime user of renewable energy, a diesel engine nerd, and a biofuels advocate.
Check out Rachel’s latest post “Learning about ethanol production is now fun and easy.”
Nick Giffen, Sr. Data Scientist at Novozymes
Sr. Data Scientist at Novozymes
As part of the Technical Service team at Novozymes I analyze data from across the industry to find trends and insights. I have performed data analysis for many new product launches at Novozymes, and I developed Novozymes’ Golden Batch service, which helps ethanol producers use statistical process control to optimize ethanol yields.
Jonathan Dancy, Scientist at Novozymes
Scientist at Novozymes
Jonathan is a Biofuels Technical Service Scientist for Novozymes and his goal is to deliver scientific solutions to customers based on their production goals. Jonathan enjoys fishing, riding motorcycles, snow skiing and kayaking the New River in the mountains of North Carolina.
Aaron Hawkins, Scientist, Biomass Deployment at Novozymes
Scientist, Biomass Deployment at Novozymes
Aaron Hawkins is a chemical engineer by training. He works with research and development and business development at Novozymes to accelerate the development of the cellulosic ethanol industry.
At the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW), Aaron spoke about advanced biofuels and an underutilized corn kernel.
Becky Michael, Senior Scientist at Novozymes
Michael Burns, Head of Biorefining Business Development at Novozymes
Head of Biorefining Business Development at Novozymes
Bas Melssen, Director, Biorefining Commercial, Asia Pacific at Novozymes
Director, Biorefining Commercial, Asia Pacific at Novozymes
I’ve been living/working in the Asia Pacific region since 1997. I like solving complex problems in weekdays by engaging with multiple stakeholders and spending time with my family in the weekends.
Daniel Albuquerque Cardinali, Head of Biomass Conversion, Latin America at Novozymes
Head of Biomass Conversion, Latin America at Novozymes
Back from Novozymes’ office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I’m currently leading Novozymes’ efforts in Latin America to accelerate and deploy the cellulosic ethanol industry together with our regional partners. Being part of an emerging industry is an exciting and rewarding journey.
Jack Rogers, Head of Marketing Operations - Biofuels, North America at Novozymes
Head of Marketing Operations – Biofuels, North America at Novozymes
I am responsible for the global marketing of our enzyme products and associated services used in ethanol production. I work to grow the market for ethanol globally, and bring products to market that increase production efficiency and improve the bottom line for producers.
Pernilla Mårtensson, Senior Business Development Manager, Biorefining at Novozymes
Senior Business Development Manager, Biorefining at Novozymes
Kim Bertz, Senior Manager, Biofuels Business Development at Novozymes
Senior Manager, Biofuels Business Development at Novozymes
Kim brings years of industry experience at Novozymes, partnering with our customer facing team to commercialize biological solutions that enable customers to achieve their production goals. Her 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience combined with first-hand knowledge of corn production on her family’s Midwest grain operation, gives her a broad perspective to producer, product conversion and enhancement, and consumer needs.
Melich Dietrich Seefeldt, Head of Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Biorefinery at Novozymes
Melich Dietrich Seefeldt
Head of Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Biorefinery at Novozymes
Gary Johnson, Senior Account Manager at Novozymes
Senior Account Manager at Novozymes
Gary Johnson has held various positions in Sales and Marketing with Novozymes over the past 29 years. He is currently working with customers in the Starch-Based Ethanol Production Industry. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University.
Veronica Hidding, Launch Manager, Bioenergy at Novozymes
Launch Manager, Bioenergy
I work in the Bioenergy group as a Launch Manager. I work closely with R&D, technical service, sales, and all the support functions to coordinate the activities associated with new product or service launches- including trialing products, preparation of sales materials, and product QC and supply. Working on the launch of both Ethanol Challenge and the upcoming Bioenergy University has been really fun, since it’s so different from a new product introduction.
Karen Rubin, Global Marketing Manager at Novozymes
Global Marketing Manager at Novozymes
Chris Bender, Head of Public Affairs at Novozymes
Head of Public Affairs at Novozymes
Leads a super team that uses public affairs and communications strategies to grow or defend key markets for Novozymes and its customers.
Annegrethe Sylvest Jakobsen, Head of Global Commercial Positioning at Novozymes
Head of Global Commercial Positioning at Novozymes
Annegrethe is an experienced Public Affairs and Corporate Communications executive with a proven track record in managing stakeholder relations across Europe, Americas, and Asia.
Peter Steen Mortensen, Senior Manager, Public Affairs at Novozymes
Peter Steen Mortensen
Senior Manager, Public Affairs at Novozymes
Nour Amrani, Public Affairs Manager at Novozymes
Public Affairs Manager at Novozymes
I am a lobbyist for Novozymes in Brussels, passionate about energy and climate politics
Kimberly Hofman-McEnaney, Communications Partner at Novozymes
Communications Partner at Novozymes
Dorthe Naundrup Hansen, Communications Partner at Novozymes
Dorthe Naundrup Hansen
Communications Partner at Novozymes
Paige Donnelly, Manager of Public Engagement at Novozymes
Manager of Public Engagement at Novozymes
Paige is a corporate communications and public relations professional with many years of experience in the biotechnology industry. She is a long-time Toastmaster who enjoys spending her free time scuba diving, raising her dog Squirt and lowering her golf handicap.
David McGlinchey, Senior Communications Officer at Novozymes
Senior Communications Officer at Novozymes
I tell the stories of Novozymes innovation and sustainability. I enjoy science communication and I would always rather be outside.
Henrique Pellini, Public Affairs & Communication Advisor at Novozymes
Public Affairs & Communication Advisor at Novozymes
Henrique is a political scientist and journalist, specialized in public affairs and corporate communications at Novozymes.
Geoff Hayward, Creative Specialist at Novozymes
Creative Specialist at Novozymes
Shubhomita Bose, Creative Specialist at Novozymes
Creative Specialist at Novozymes
As a Creative Specialist at Novozymes, Shubhomita work closely with our global marketing teams to create customer-centric communication for our audiences across industries and regions. Other than work, she enjoys fiction, world cinema and music.