Vineet has been involved in developing Biobased Fuels and Chemicals for over 16 years since receiving his Ph.D. in microbiology from the Ohio State University for polyketide metabolic engineering. Vineet started his industrial career with Cargill Biotech and NatureWorks where his team and he created Cargill’s low pH, cellulose utilizing, industrial biocatalysts and their award-winning low pH lactic acid producing biocatalysts. He has also been fortunate to lead some incredible scientists while developing Consolidated Bioprocessing of biomass to produce fuels and chemicals at Mascoma and seaweed to fuels at BAL. Vineet is currently the VP of Biotech R&D at Total New Energies, USA, leading Total’s endeavor in industrializing biobased solutions to meet our energy and chemical needs in a sustainable manner. Vineet also holds an MBA from Columbia University, NY / London Business School, UK.