Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM PDT
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Perkins Coie 
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101

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Sharon Schierle 
CleanTech Alliance 

Breakfast Series | Virginia Emery; Beta Hatch 

Can insects taste like #CleanTechBacon? Virginia Emery, Founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, is determined to find a way.

Virginia Emery is Canadian born, Berkeley bred, and Seattle made. Her life’s mission is to breed a bug that tastes like bacon. Emery has a PhD in entomology from UC Berkeley and is passionate about bugs. She thinks a lot about agriculture, and how we are going to feed our growing human population.

Beta Hatch was born from the realization that we need to 'think outside the field' and innovate whole new sectors of agriculture. Simply put, Beta Hatch grows insects better than anyone else. Through its patent-pending equipment, trade secret process and unique genetic stock, Beta Hatch grows the world's most efficient protein. Its mealworms feed on organic byproducts that would otherwise occupy a landfill, need minimal water, grow at 5,000 times the acre yield of soy and, unlike fishmeal, contain no heavy metals. Containing 56% protein and 33% fat, Beta Hatch's mealworms could majorly disrupt the fishmeal market.

Beta Hatch's capabilities don't stop at feed for aquaculture and poultry. Frass, or insect manure, is generated by Beta Hatch insects and can be used as a complete organic fertilizer for specialty crops. As its partnership with Beta Hatch grows, Wilbur-Ellis will look for ways to collaborate with Beta Hatch in its agribusiness as well.

Registration Costs and Early Bird Discounts:

Early Bird: Member Registration before March 7: $25.00
Early Bird: Non-Member Registration before March 7: $35.00

Full Price: Member Registration after March 7: $35.00
Full Price: Non-Member Registration after March 7: $45.00

Purchase a Series Ticket and get access to the entire CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series at a fraction of the cost!

New for the 2017/2018 Breakfast Series, CleanTech Alliance now offers virtual attendance options. Satellite viewing parties will be available across the Northwest Region in partnership with Perkins Coie and other CleanTech Alliance partners. These viewing parties will be offered in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Francisco, Spokane, Vancouver and more. Additional locations will be made available based on interest. Or, individuals can request access to a live webinar feed. Contact Gabe Boeckman for more details at gabe@cleantechalliance.org
The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, presented by  Perkins Coie, is held the second Wednesday of each month (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) from September through October (except November, which is reserved for the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting). #CleanTechBacon is served.

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