Eelco Blum

Eelco Blum is Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Chemistries at Avantium, tasked with commercializing Avantium’s portfolio of revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions.


Prior to joining Avantium, Eelco worked for over a decade at Cargill in his native Netherlands, the U.K., South Africa, Belgium, and the U.S. in a variety of roles, mostly focused in strategy- and business development in the biotech & food ingredients arenas. At TerraVia (formerly Solazyme, now part of Corbion) Eelco was responsible for product line management of new-to-the world ingredients, such as algae oil, algae butter, and algae DHA.