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Mike LaMont joins MyLand

Mike LaMont has joined MyLand, a soil health company, as senior director, algae operations and innovation. With nearly three decades of excellence in biotechnology and algae innovation, LaMont will play a pivotal role in enhancing MyLand’s operations.

In his role, LaMont will contribute to advancements in algae science that will drive further benefits of the MyLand service to growers. He will oversee algae and lab operations, leading a diverse team of scientists and engineering staff on the operations team.

“Mike’s impact at MyLand will be transformative,” said Dane Hague, MyLand co-founder and CEO. “His deep expertise in algae production will contribute valuable insight and guidance to our leadership team, enhancing our algae operations and innovation pursuits. We’re fortunate to have him at MyLand to help further our mission.”

LaMont will also spearhead MyLand’s research and development initiatives to improve algae strains, cultivation techniques and processing methods while ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and sustainable practices.

“MyLand is making an incredible difference for growers and the planet with its focus on live, native microalgae,” said LaMont. “I am excited to be part of the company’s growth and look forward to leading our team toward success.”

LaMont is the chairman of the Algae Biomass Organization, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and accelerate the power of algae to create a step-change in the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. He has served in leadership positions in the agriculture space, including as chief technical officer for Heliae Development and pilot plant manager for Velocys Inc.

LaMont holds a master's degree in environmental engineering from Washington State University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He has over 25 patents and has contributed to multiple scientific publications.

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