MyLand Adds Algae Operations & Innovation Director

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Soil health company MyLand announces that Mike LaMont has joined the company as Senior Director, Algae Operations & Innovation.

With nearly three decades of excellence in biotechnology and algae innovation, LaMont will oversee algae and lab operations, leading a diverse team of scientists and engineering staff on the Operations team. He will also spearhead MyLand’s research and development initiatives to improve algae strains, cultivation techniques, and processing methods while ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and sustainable practices.

LaMont is the chairman of the Algae Biomass Organization, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and accelerate the power of algae to create a step-change in the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. He has served in leadership positions in the agriculture space, including as Chief Technical Officer for Heliae Development and Pilot Plant Manager for Velocys, Inc.

LaMont holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. LaMont has over 25 patents and has contributed to multiple scientific publications.

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