Martha Schlicher

Bioenergy Technology Lead, Monsanto Company

Schlicher leads Monsanto’s bioenergy efforts in the technology organization and is specifically focused on scientific expertise and data to support and respond to policy around the U.S. corn- based ethanol industry. Schlicher has over 20 years of direct agricultural and biofuels industry experience with Monsanto and her previous roles at the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) and as head of Technology and Business Development for GTL Resources plc. In her previous roles, she led identification, commercial vetting and financing of new technologies and assets and GTL’s carbon footprint study of a corn-based ethanol plant. In addition to overseeing the commissioning and start-up of NCERC, Schlicher has been a key advisor to industrial, trade, governmental and investment groups relative to the assessment and potential of renewable fuels technologies.

Martha has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Indiana University, a Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Martha serves as a Trustee for the St. Louis Academy of Science, as a Technical Advisor to the NCERC, as a Board member of GTL Resources plc and Illinois River Energy, LLC, as a member of the RFA co-product and educational committees, and as an industry advisor to the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy Research at Washington University in St. Louis, the Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Missouri, Columbia and the Midwest Governors Association LCFS Advisory Group.