SG Biofuels Appoints COO

San Diego-based SG Biofuels, which is developing hybrid seeds for bioenergy crops, said Wednesday that it has named Miguel Motta as Chief Operating Officer. Motta was most previously Vice President of Marketing and Strategy and SG Biofuels, which he joined in 2010. Motta has previously served at Monsanto, and also had been at Seminis. SG Biofuels is enture backed by Thomas, McNerney & Partners, Finistere Ventures, Flint Hills Resources, and Life Technologies Corporation.