Forbes 30 Under 30 Award

2017: Charles Cai –Forbes 30 Under 30​

Forbes had 15,000+ nominations for just 600 spots. Previous winners have included Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, and others. In 2017, our own Dr. Charles Cai was recognized by Forbes for being one of America’s top young game-changers and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Cai co-founded MG Fuels to commercialize a biofuels process he helped develop at the University of California Riverside. This technology reduces the number of enzymes used to breakdown biomass to make ethanol. The funding for this was provided by the Dept. of Energy and the USDA. See more details about this Charles on the Forbes website, click here.