Emily Bockian Landsburg
Emily Bockian Landsburg views business as the most efficient pathway to lasting and scalable environmental and civic sustainability and has spent her career reducing waste and using resources more efficiently. She recently joined Blue Hill Partners in 2013 to lead the company’s transition from a venture capital investment company to an operating company. Prior to joining Blue Hill, Emily was Founder and CEO of BlackGold Biofuels, which treated wastewater from the hospitality industry and extracted a biofuel. She stewarded the company’s chemical process technology through R&D, patent, beta, and commercial phases and oversaw design, development, permitting, and construction of facilities in Pennsylvania, California, and North Carolina. Previously, at The Energy Cooperative, Emily built southeastern Pennsylvania’s largest biodiesel fuel distribution business by focusing on municipal, school district, and utility customers transitioning their mission-critical fleets to the new sustainable fuel. Earlier, Emily worked in renewable electricity and also successfully founded, built, and exited a service and maintenance business in the marine industry. Emily has a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. In 2008 she was selected by the National Biodiesel Governing Board to chair the US trade association’s sustainability task force. In 2010 she was named one of America’s Top 3 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek.com and one of Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s 40 Under 40.