Verenium appoints Eves as Florida VP of business development

Cambridge, Mass.-based Verenium Corp., a leading developer of technologies for the advancement of cellulosic ethanol production, appointed Timothy Eves as vice president (VP) of business development in Florida. In this newly created position, Eves will be driving Verenium's efforts to build commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants in partnership with Florida-based landowners and agricultural interests. Previously, Eves was vice president of marketing and sales in the Tampa Bay, Fla., office of Calpine Corp., a leading independent power producer.

Verenium currently owns and operates a cellulosic ethanol pilot plant in Jennings, La. The company is also in the process of constructing a 1.4 MMgy demonstration-scale ethanol plant adjacent to the pilot plant; start-up is expected in the first quarter of 2008, according to Verenium spokeswoman Kelly Lindenboom. The company will build a 20 MMgy to 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant once the demonstration facility is fully operational, Lindenboom said.