Mascoma Co-Founder Dr. Lee Lynd Named Recipient of Inaugural Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

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Mascoma Co-Founder Dr. Lee Lynd Named Recipient of Inaugural Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

April 2, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, MA, APRIL 2, 2007 – Mascoma Co-Founder and Dartmouth Engineering Professor Dr. Lee Lynd was today named the recipient of the first-ever Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, which recognizes inventors whose products and processes enhance economic opportunity and community well-being, while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

The Lemelson-MIT Program recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. The program is funded by the Lemelson Foundation, a private philanthropy that celebrates and supports inventors and entrepreneurs in order to strengthen social and economic life. More information on the Lemelson-MIT Program and the Award for Sustainability news release is online at http://web.mit.edu/invent/n-main.html.

“All of Mascoma congratulates Lee Lynd for this outstanding recognition from the Lemelson-MIT Program,” stated Bruce Jamerson, CEO of Mascoma Corporation, “and we are inspired by and share his vision for building a sustainable renewable fuels industry across the U.S. and the world.”

The Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability will be formally presented to Dr. Lynd in early May, when he will join the Lemelson-MIT Program for the first-ever EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving.

<[Note that you can read more at http://web.mit.edu/invent/n-pressreleases/n-press-07LMA.html]

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Mascoma Corporation
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