#13 Jennifer Holmgren

Jennifer Holmgren
  • Sector: Energy
  • Residence: USA

Holmgren leads LanzaTech’s mission to manufacture low-carbon fuels from the industrial waste of steel mills, oil refineries and chemical manufacturers. Its first fullscale commercial operation, expected by the end of 2015, will turn greenhouse gases at a steel mill in China into more than 30 million gallons of ethanol per year. As CEO of LanzaTech, she has forged partnerships with steel, oil, biomass, chemical and natural gas companies. Holmgren is also set to power Virgin Atlantic’s airplanes with bio-fuels in the next two years.