Slaying Dragons on a Quest to Solve Greenhouse Gas Problems

January 21, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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4:30 - 5:00 PM | Networking at tables (optional)
5:00 - 6:00 PM | Presentation
6:00 - 6:30 PM | Netowkring at tables (optional)

Slaying Dragons on a Quest to Solve Greenhouse Gas Problems

Join us for the story of how resilience, adaptation, trusting your mission, even if the world doesn’t, and preparedness with your team through the journey Gevo has experienced in making low-carbon biofuel and chemicals.

Learn how they have managed the journey based upon: 

  • Resilient processes
  • Market adaptation
  • Trusting in your mission, despite challenges from the outside
  • Preparedness of your team

Dr. Patrick Gruber

Dr. Gruber, CEO and Board Member of Gevo, has spent over 30 years developing and commercializing renewable biobased technologies to replace petrochemicals. His teams have developed and commercialized several renewable resource-based products, including organic acids, plastics, fibers, advanced alcohols, hydrocarbon fuels, and the like.  Gruber led the development and commercialization of PLA at Cargill and co-founded Natureworks.  As CEO of Gevo, Dr. Gruber leads the business to commercialize Isobutanol for gasoline blendstock, renewable, low carbon jet fuel, and low carbon renewable gasoline. 

Dr. Gruber received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Gruber has received numerous awards including: The George Washington Carver Award from BIO, The Presidential Green Chemistry Award, The Discover Award for Environmental Innovation from Discover Magazine, The Lee W. Rivers Innovation Award from CDMA, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of MN in 2011,  The Julius Stieglitz Award from the University of Chicago, The Kirkpatrick Award from Chemical Engineering, Design and Engineering Award from Popular Mechanics, Technology of the Year Award from Industry Week, Technology of the Year Award from United States DOE,  and numerous others.  Dr. Gruber was the editor of the two-volume book “Biorefineries—Industrial Processes and Products,” and holds more than 60 US patents, with several others pending. CPE DETAILS

CREDITS: 1.00 CPE Basic 
METHOD: Group Internet Based 
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY: Business Management



This event will be hosted on Remo, which will allow for virtual networking before and after the event. To join a Remo event, we recommend using a device with a camera and microphone. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for the platform. Steps to join are below!

1. Prior to the event you will be emailed the link to join the meeting.  If you do not receive the link to join, email [email protected]

2. Before joining you will be prompted to set up your Remo account if you do not already have an account. Learn more on how to set up your account by clicking here. You can customize your profile to include your headshot, LinkedIn profile, and more! 

3. Join the event! You can hop around from table to table by double-clicking on any open seat. If at any time during networking you have questions visit FEI Colorado Staff at the Help Desk. 

4. When it's time for the presentation we will alert you and you will enter view-only mode for the presentation. 

5. If you need CPE for attending the session, be sure to listen for the "keywords" throughout the presentation. Be sure to write those down and submit answers in the post-meeting survey to receive a CPE certificate. 

To learn more about Remo, click here for the user guide and click here for a video demo. Contact us with any questions.