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Mr. John Bissell
John Bissell obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis in 2008. He is founder and CEO of Micromidas, a West Sacramento company that uses microorganisms to convert municipal wastewater sludge into high-performance petrochemicals and plastics. Bissell was introduced to the concept of bioplastics as an undergraduate student at UC Davis. His student team entered the technology into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Annual P3 - People, Prosperity, and the Planet - Competition, winning the $85,000 grand prize. Bissell then enrolled into the UC Davis Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy, where he learned the skills needed to turn his technology into a viable and marketable solution. His company has now raised over $7 million in venture capital funding and has 24 employees working to have their first biorefinery plant up and running in 2013. Bissell was recently named a UC Davis College of Engineering Innovator, and awarded the 2013 Cal Aggie Young Alumnus Award
Mr. John Bissell, CEO & Co-Founder
Bio-Paraxylene from Cellulosic Waste
Day 1 [Wed 12, November], at 12:10 PM