Mascoma executive presented prestigious award

Mascoma Corp. announced that Michael Ladisch, chief technology officer, was presented with the Charles D. Scott Award on May 6 at the 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in San Francisco. The award is administered by the Society for Industrial Microbiology and recognizes contributions to the biotechnology fuels and chemicals field as a whole, particularly innovation in fundamental and applied biotechnology, insight into bioprocessing fundamentals, or commitment to facilitate commercialization of products from renewable resources. In addition to his role at Mascoma, Ladisch is director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and distinguished professor of agricultural and biological engineering with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering at Purdue University and courtesy appointment in food science.