Biofuel Developers: It ain’t easy being green - View the video

Kelly  Morgan

Kelly Morgan
Marketing Manager
Virent Energy Systems, Inc.

3571 Anderson Street
Madison, WI 53704

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Kelly Morgan is a marketing professional with twenty years of experience. She attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, majoring in communications and graphic design. She has done marketing for a wide variety of companies such as Menards, and the Virchow Krause accounting firm. She is currently working for Virent Energy Systems, a renewable bioproducts company in Madison. Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil. Virent has the technology to make a wide array of chemicals, as well as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel from PLANT SUGARS! Virent inputs a variety of biomass such as wheat, straw, cane and corn into a patented catalytic process which results in the production of molecularly identical, completely renewable chemicals and fuels. By replacing crude oil, Virent helps end America’s dependence on fossil fuels. Creating clean, renewable, domestic fuel translates into energy security and economic security for our nation.

It may not be easy being green, but it's definitely rewarding! Virent Energy Systems, on Madison’s east side, is curing the world’s addiction to fossil fuels. Around 80 chemists and engineers and 20 administrative staff work at this 8-year old renewable bioproducts company that uses plant sugars from feedstocks such as wheat, straw, pine chips and corn to make the very same chemicals and fuels that have historically come from crude oil. If you love science and would enjoy leveraging your curiosity to fix the world’s big problems, consider the exciting green fields of biofuels and biochemicals! (Running Time 24:08)