Algae Biomass Organization Appoints Dr. Rebecca White as Executive Director


In Minnesota, the Algae Biomass Organization selected Dr. Rebecca White as ABO’s new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2020. Dr. White is a recognized leader in the algae industry having led algae production operations at several companies, represented the algae industry in Washington, DC, and helped initiate youth education and engagement programs. Dr. White will lead the 15-year-old organization in its commitment to promote and accelerate the power of algae to create a step-change in the health and well-being of humanity and the environment.”

Dr. Rebecca White

“Dr. White brings to ABO deep algae and biotechnology industry experience. Her current and ongoing role as Chief Technology Officer for Pebble Labs and Trait Biosciences in Los Alamos, New Mexico has broadened that experience to the ag biotech sector.  Early in her career, Dr. White joined algae biofuel pioneer Sapphire Energy and brought the company’s first-of-its-kind algae production facility into operations, a feat that required extensive technical and logistical coordination. When Sapphire’s biofuels program concluded she joined Qualitas Health, Inc. as Vice President of Operations, and worked with Green Stream Farms to bring the Sapphire facility into commercial production for a new generation of algae-based products. She then led the commercial process development for Qualitas’ iWi brand of algae-based health products: Qualitas has successfully brought the new brand to more than 12,000 stores nationwide and customers online.”

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