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Frank van MierloFrank van Mierlo

CEO at 1366 Technologies

Frank van Mierlo is the CEO of 1366 Technologies, a US-based manufacturer of silicon wafers, the building blocks of solar panels. 1366’s invention, the Direct Wafer® process, produces wafers for half the cost of the conventional process, using just 1/3 the energy. The company is widely considered one of the most innovative in energy and has been recognized as a finalist by the Zayed Future Energy Prize; a Fast Company Most Innovative in Energy; a Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer; and one of MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies in the World.” Frank has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and engineering at leading technology companies across the globe. Prior to his work with 1366 Technologies, he was the co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Robotics Corporation, where he achieved double-digit sales growth and successfully managed the sale of the company to Battelle in 2005. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Takes part in

Jan, 20 8:00 AM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

Renewable vs. Traditional Energy: How to Ensure the Transition to a Low-Carbon Global Economy?

  • How the integration of renewable energy with traditional energy can ensure a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future

  • How traditional energy might play the sustainability game. Successful case studies from the leading global utilities on implementing low-carbon solutions.

  • The potential of natural gas: A foundation for renewables or a major contributor to climate change.

Nicola Kimm Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Signify
Balu Balagopal Senior Partner at Kearney
Tulsi Tanti Chairman at Suzlon Energy Limited
Frank van Mierlo CEO at 1366 Technologies
Jinlong Ma Vice President at APEC Sustainable Energy Center