Advisory Board

Adriaan van Heiningen, Ph.D.

Dr. Adriaan van Heiningen has over 25 years experience in researching and teaching the fundamental chemical engineering aspects of forest biomass conversion processes. His current research efforts are focused on the production of polymers and biofuels from Integrated Forest Products Refineries. Dr. van Heiningen is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Maine and a Finnish Distinguished Professor in the Department of Forests Products Technology at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

David Glassner, Ph.D.

Dr. Glassner has more than 27 years experience developing and commercializing renewable products. Prior to American Process he built and led the teams achieving commercialization of the first two commodity products made by modified yeast, low pH lactic acid and isobutanol. In his executive roles David led or participated in raising more than $250 million in capital at Gevo and more than $30 million in government research funding at NatureWorks. He also held leadership roles as the Biofuels Technology Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Director, Commercial Development at MBI International.