ABO announces new directors

The Algal Biomass Organization announced the appointment of four new board members, and the re-election of an existing board member. The board members will help the organization develop the industry as algal biomass is increasingly being considered as a vital resource for clean and renewable energy. Newly elected directors include Ira Levine, associate professor at the University of Southern Maine and vice president of Biological Services Inc.; Margaret McCormick, general manager, Bio-based Materials Program at

Targeted Growth Inc.; John Pierce, member at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and one of the leaders of its Renewable Energy and CleanTech Practice, as well as the catalyst for the formation of the ABO; and Elizabeth Willett, business development and commercial manager, Mars Symbioscience, a division of Mars Inc. Philip Pienkos, a founding ABO board member and supervisor of the applied biology group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was re-elected to a second term.