National Biodiesel Foundation welcomes new director

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The National Biodiesel Foundation has welcomed Todd Ellis as a director of the board. Ellis is currently the executive director of North American sales for Renewable Energy Group.

Ellis has been a leader in sustainable business and economic development for leading biofuels companies for more than 16 years. He oversees North American strategic planning and sales responsibilities for Renewable Energy Group.

“I believe the Foundation is critical to educating the public about biodiesel and inspiring students to pursue careers in the clean fuels industry,” said Ellis.

“Events and education forums, such as the Sustainability Workshop and congressional tours, bring industry experts together to help tackle carbon reduction. I’m excited to work with experts focused on the environmental benefits of better, cleaner biodiesel.”

In addition to the new director, biodiesel industry leaders currently serving on the Foundation’s board are Mark Caspers, chair (Nebraska Soybean Board); Dave Walton, vice-chair (Iowa Soybean Association); Danielle Brannan, secretary (executive vice-president, New Leaf Biofuel); Chris Hill, treasurer (American Soybean Association); Michael Devine, director (World Energy vice-president for sales and business development); Colin Huwyler, director (CEO, Optimus Technologies); and Rob Shaffer, director (American Soybean Association).