Gevo appoints renewable chemicals executive Perriman as CBDO
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Gevo appoints renewable chemicals executive Perriman as CBDO

Gevo announced that it has hired bioeconomy veteran Damien Perriman as chief business development officer to accelerate new partnerships and industry adoption of its sustainable fuels and chemicals.

Perriman joins from renewable intermediate chemicals maker Genomatica where he led specialty products. His strategic perspective and startup expertise should catalyze growth across aviation, agriculture and other sectors.

“Damien’s experience launching disruptive technologies is invaluable as we aim to decarbonise entire industries,” said CEO Patrick Gruber. He added that impactful scaling rests on the right commercialisation.

Perriman previously facilitated partnerships between biotech ventures and corporates in roles spanning strategy, policy and market development. He noted Gevo’s growth phase promises mitigating emissions at scale by unlocking new business models.

​​He served as a liaison at the Queensland Government Trade Office for the Americas, facilitating business development projects between Australian biotech firms and U.S. companies while providing input for policy direction to legislators and regulatory bodies.

“Gevo is in an exciting growth phase, with partners primed to embrace widespread utilization of sustainable resources, be it for fuel or chemicals,” Perriman said. “Bio-based technologies are on the main stage, promising substantial reductions in emissions. The impact of rapid scaling promises both mitigation of serious greenhouse gas issues, but it also provides the right mix of cost, capability and market connections to unlock new business opportunities. “

Perriman earned his BSc in industrial chemistry from the University of New South Wales. He went on to receive his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

About Gevo

Gevo, based in Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A., develops bio-based jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and chemical products through transforming renewable energy and carbon. Its patented technology platform aims to address sustainability challenges facing fuels and plastics using low-carbon carbohydrates, renewable power and renewable natural gas.