Advanced Biofuels Association Elects Jack Huttner of Gevo, Inc. Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Groups brings together 33 companies advocating to end America’s dependency on foreign oil
Englewood, CO—April 12, 2011— The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has elected Jack Huttner, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Public Affairs of Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEVO) as vice chairman of its board of directors. The ABFA is the voice for the biofuels industry, advocating and lobbying for U.S. government policy that treats all renewable fuels equally, aiming to help end America’s dependence on foreign petroleum.
Made of up 33 advanced biofuels companies that represent a wide range of technologies, feedstocks, and molecules within the industry, the ABFA‘s mission is to help America transform to a low carbon economy. Gevo, a member of the ABFA, seeks to advance this mission by converting renewable raw materials into isobutanol and renewable hydrocarbons that can be directly integrated on a “drop in” basis into existing fuel and chemical products.
“Gevo supports ABFA’s mission to help America break its addiction to foreign oil and work towards commercialization of new, viable alternatives that will create new jobs and energy independence,” said Michael J. McAdams president of the ABFA. “Jack’s broad industry experience will be a great asset in our leadership ranks and to our ongoing work in Washington.”
Mr. Huttner has held numerous leadership positions within industry organizations throughout his career. This includes helping form the industrial section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), while serving as the governing board chairman for six years. Additionally, he served a term as chairman of the Industrial Biotechnology Council and on the executive committee of Brussels-based EuropaBio, the European Association for bioindustries. He also currently serves on the board of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
Prior to joining Gevo, Mr. Huttner was vice president of commercial and public affairs at DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE), and as vice president of biorefinery business development at Genencor, the industrial biotechnology division of Danisco A/S. Mr. Huttner also served as co-chairman of the congressional Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Gevo is developing capital efficient biorefinery systems to provide renewable, cost-effective building block products to the chemical and fuel industries. The Company seeks to convert renewable raw materials into isobutanol and renewable hydrocarbons that can be directly integrated on a “drop in” basis into existing chemical and fuel products to deliver environmental and economic benefits. Gevo is committed to a sustainable biobased economy that meets society’s needs for plentiful food and clean air and water. For more information, visit www.gevo.com.
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