2024 Speaker Profiles

Jim Lane - Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest (USA)

Jim Lane is the founder of The Daily Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, with 6 million online readers and followers. He also founded The Circular e-zine, the Bioeconomy Connect networking platform, the Robin digital streaming platform, and co-founded the ABLC conference series, the world’s most widely-attended bioeconomy leadership events.

Outside of the bioeconomy, he founded the REenergize community and newsletter covering advances in battery tech, solar, wind, hydrogen and electric vehicles, and is an active technology angel investor. He received Special Achievement Awards from the Biotechnology Industry Organisation and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative for his services to the bioeconomy and was recently selected to introduce President Biden’s Bold Goals for the Bieoconomy.

He has authored 11 books and more than 1,500 published columns on the bioeconomy, agriculture, fashion, sports, technology and media, and documentaries on national security, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, brain-machine interfaces and advanced materials. He matriculated from Sydney Grammar and studied at UNSW before taking a BA in English from the University of Washington.