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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson
Vice President, Agriculture Sector Development
NC Biotechnology Center


Johnson joined the Biotechnology Center in November 2014. He leads the Center’s initiatives focused on agriculture, which have created an internationally recognized portal for high-tech agricultural R&D and commerce in North Carolina.

Before joining NCBiotech he spent six years as president of Sustainable Oils, a privately held biofuel and biochemical feedstock provider developing novel crops and solutions for the renewable replacement of petroleum products. Under his leadership the company delivered more than 1 million gallons of camelina-based jet fuel to the U.S. military in a strategic effort to source alternative fuel sources. His career has kept him at the forefront of agricultural innovation. He worked  for more than two decades with global research-based agriculture companies in various executive roles including business development, marketing and general management.