WasteFuel strengthens leadership with appointment of leading biofuels executive as new COO

April 14, 2022
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Los Angeles, CA – WasteFuel, the developer of low-carbon biofuels from waste, announces the appointment of leading biofuels executive Jeffrey Briggs as Chief Operating Officer.

 

As COO, Jeff will build upon the success of WasteFuel's recent deals with shipping giant Maersk and private aviation leader NetJets by evolving the company’s growth strategies. He will help lead the development of additional biorefineries in the coming years and oversee operations across the company’s efforts.

 

Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in the energy and investment sectors. He previously spent 10 years as COO of Green Plains, a publicly traded biofuels company, where he was responsible for all operations and oversaw 17 biofuel plants. He was formerly founder and partner at Frigate Capital and served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy.

 

Jeff has a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thermal and Power Systems from UCLA.

 

Jeff Briggs, COO of WasteFuel said: "Transportation is one of the hardest, but most important sectors to decarbonize. I am excited to join the WasteFuel team and am looking forward to scaling the production of WasteFuel’s renewable fuel solutions to reduce emissions and revolutionize mobility by air, land, and sea.”

 

Trevor Neilson, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of WasteFuel said: "In order to address the climate emergency we must rebuild the world’s energy infrastructure.  Jeff’s addition to the talented WasteFuel team will accelerate our efforts to build WasteFuel biorefineries around the world and to supply large volumes of WasteFuel to our current and future customers.”

 

About WasteFuel

WasteFuel uses proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility. We convert municipal (trash) and agricultural waste into low-carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, and green methanol. 

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