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Stephen J. Gatto
Mr. Gatto founded Myriant in 2004.  He has been involved in the biotechnology industry for over 16 years, founding a successful biofuels company and serving on numerous Presidential, Congressional and US DOE/DOA committees.

At BC International (now Verenium), Mr. Gatto, in cooperation with Dr. Lonnie Ingram and the University of Florida, spearheaded the development of novel technology for the commercial production of ethanol from cellulose (patent number 5,000,000).  Successful pilot operations led to licensing of the technology to two multinational companies.

In 2000 and 2002, Mr. Gatto was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush, respectively, to the Biomass Research & Development Technical Advisory Committee.  He was also appointed to a Biofuels Ad-hoc Committee chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein and assisted in the drafting of key aspects of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Currently Mr. Gatto is on the board of directors for BIO (the world’s largest biotechnology organization), serving on the industrial and environmental section governing board.

He earned an A.S. in Information Services and a B.S. in Marketing, both from New Hampshire College.