Jennifer Holmgren

LanzaTech Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is the Chief Executive Officer of LanzaTech. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector including a proven track record in the development and commercialization of fuels and chemicals technologies. 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 and the 2020 William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Advanced Bioeconomy by the Digest, the most widely read online bioeconomy journal. In 2021 Jennifer received the Edison Achievement Award for making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation. She is also on the Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. 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. Jennifer is also 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.

Sessions With Jennifer Holmgren

Friday, 22 October

  • 12:10pm - 12:40pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 06:40 am - 22/oct/2021 07:10 am

    Executive Conference

    Make in India

    Live Stream

    Launched in September 2014, Make in India had the integral vision to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub. Energy is a critical part of the Make in India initiative as, both directly and indirectly, it spans the 25 identified sectors for the initiative, including chemicals, oil and gas, renewable energy, and thermal power. For India’s energy sector, what are the barriers to achieving the full vision of the initiative? Which areas in the energy sector does Make in India have a natural advantage? What sector-specific policies and regulations will be critical for attracting future investments to deliver the promise of the Make in India push? What is the role of Make in India in developing sustainable global clean energy supply chains?