Gurminder Minhas is a business and technical development specialist, with extensive experience in biomaterials, biofuels, biochemicals, chemical recycling, pulp and paper industries. He is well versed in new technology development in the chemical sciences space, as well as growing technologies from lab, into pilot scale then into commercialization. As Managing Director of Performance BioFilaments, Gurminder is responsible for developing commercial opportunities for fibrillated cellulose products in composites and chemical applications. Gurminder is also the former Director of Technology Deployment at Lignol Innovations, a Canadian company commercializing a proprietary biomass to fuels and chemicals technology. Gurminder holds a BSc in Chemistry from UBC, followed with a MBA from Simon Fraser.