• Ron Kotrba

REG’s Todd Ellis elected to National Biodiesel Foundation board of directors

The National Biodiesel Foundation, an organization closely affiliated with the National Biodiesel Board whose mission is outreach, education, research and demonstrations for the advancement of biodiesel, has elected Todd Ellis with Renewable Energy Group as a new director on its board. Ellis is a 16-year biofuels veteran and currently serves as REG’s executive director of North American sales.


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

Ellis joins other biodiesel leaders on the NBF board, including Mark Caspers, NBF chairman from the Nebraska Soybean Board; Dave Walton, NBF vice chair from the Iowa Soybean Association; Danielle Brannan, NBF secretary who serves as executive vice president of New Leaf Biofuels; Chris Hill, NBF treasurer from the American Soybean Association; Michael Devine, a fellow NBF director and vice president of sales and business development with World Energy; Colin Huwyler, an NBF director and CEO of Optimus Technologies; and Rob Shaffer, an NBF director from ASA.

Ellis has an executive master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree from Antioch University and a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College.

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