Gevo appoints Nancy Young as chief sustainability officer


Gevo has hired “industry veteran” Nancy Young as its new chief sustainability officer to lead sustainability, environmental and scientific affairs for the company.

An “experienced veteran of the aviation industry”, Young joins the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) producer with expertise in developing environmental and sustainability policy and regulatory programmes, having recently held the same position at Alder Fuels. She also specialises in the commercial deployment of low-carbon fuels and technologies.

“As we build the infrastructure for delivery of low carbon fuels and chemicals, Gevo will continue to focus on assembling the best possible team of industry experts and resources to optimise our efforts,” said Paul Bloom, Gevo’s chief carbon and innovation officer. “Nancy’s experience in commercialisation, combined with her policy expertise will play a key role for Gevo and our ongoing development of Verity Carbon Solutions.”  

Young previously served as a transportation sustainability advisor on the UN High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport and led environmental advocacy efforts for Airlines for America, the US airline trade and service organisation. She also played a key role in  developing  policies aimed at reducing aviation’s environmental impact for the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation

I am thrilled to be joining Gevo at such a critical time in the aviation industry,” said Young. “The commercialisation of sustainable technology must align with our collective goals and policy governance and Gevo is at the forefront of this important work.”

With a BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Young went on to receive a juris doctorate with honours from Harvard Law School, where she served as president and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

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