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Eelco Blum

Vice President, Business Development


As Vice President of Business Development at Avantium’s Renewable Chemistries business, Eelco Blum is tasked with commercializing Avantium’s portfolio of revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions, such as Mekong (plant-based glycols technology) and Dawn Technology (second generation biorefinery technology).

Prior to joining Avantium, Eelco worked for over a decade at Cargill in his native Netherlands, the U.K., South Africa, Belgium, and the U.S. in a variety of roles, predominantly focused in strategy- and business development in the biotech & food ingredients arenas. At Solazyme/TerraVia, Eelco was responsible for product line leadership of new-to-the world ingredients, such as algae oils and fats.

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