Kirk Haney, IMBA ’95

Kirk, founder and CEO of SG Biofuels, was recently honored in Biofuels Digest as one of Kirk Haneythe “25 people worth knowing in bioenergy.”

SG Biofuels is a bioenergy crop company that is meeting the global demand for sustainable plant oil by using breeding and biotechnology to develop and produce elite seeds of Jatropha. With a fully integrated platform featuring a world-class leadership and science team, the most advanced crop improvement program in the industry and deep expertise in all phases of plantation development and management, SG Biofuels is bringing the opportunities of Jatropha to reality.

According the article:

If you’ve heard the phrase Jatropha 2.0 or heard that all is not doom and gloom for yesterday’s favorite feedstock punching bag, that’s Kirk. The SG Biofuels team has just about been single-handedly saving jatropha from extinction as a high-value, near-term investment proposition. Also, I think he arguably has more personal experience developing renewables companies with feedstock based in Central America than anyone. It’s a highly disciplined effort, well worth a study, especially in the management of a partnership with the massive and imposing LIFE Technologies.

Kirk Haney, IMBA ’95

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