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WasteFuel Announces New Leadership Team

January 5, 2021

WasteFuel Names Trevor Neilson Chairman and CEO, Mario De La Ossa Chief Commercial Officer, and Kevin Stark Chief Operations Officer

Santa Monica, CA  — WasteFuel, a California based company focused on converting waste into low carbon fuels, announced today that it has named Trevor Neilson as its Chairman and CEO. The company also announced Mario De La Ossa as Chief Commercial Officer and Kevin Stark as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Neilson, an entrepreneur and leader in sustainable finance, was previously Co-founder and CEO of i(x) investments, a leading impact investment firm and early investor in WasteFuel. Neilson now serves as the Chairman of i(x) investments.


In addition, Neilson is active philanthropically on issues related to climate change and sustainability as Chairman of Sustainable Future, an initiative he launched with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and as a Co-founder of the Climate Emergency Fund.


“The climate emergency represents an existential threat to all life on earth,” said Neilson. “A number of proven waste technologies exist that can dramatically reduce carbon emissions and it’s our job to bring them to scale. This is the future of transportation where there is no such thing as waste, there is only fuel.”


De La Ossa joins WasteFuel as Chief Commercial Officer and brings extensive expertise in renewable fuels commercial optimization, private markets and the energy sector. He founded MDO Energy Insight, was a Managing Director at Silverpeak, and was a global oil product manager for Bloomberg.


Stark will focus on the company’s growth as it scales to address the global waste crisis and address climate change efficiently. He is a 22-year SEAL with demonstrated expertise in effectively building and leading high-performance teams, managing programs and projects, and applying problem-solving skills to drive organizational success.


The world generates 2.01 billion tons of municipal solid waste annually and this number is expected to grow to 3.40 billion tons by 2050

About WasteFuel 

WasteFuel is a next-generation waste to fuels company that uses proven technology to convert municipal waste into aviation grade biofuel that burns at an 80% reduction in carbon to fossil fuel-based aviation fuel. The company is focused on addressing the climate emergency and revolutionizing mobility.

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