Industry Veteran Hired to Handle Public Affairs for Earth Biofuels, Inc.
DALLAS -- Earth Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :EBOF) today announced Thomas P. Foltz has joined the company as vice president of public affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. . In this post, Foltz will communicate and lobby for Earth Biofuels' mission of making quality renewable fuels Renewable fuels are alternative fuel sources such as ethanol, biodiesel (e.g. soy, vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant greases) or hydrogen, in contrast to non-renewable fuels such as natural gas, LPG (propane). widely available throughout the country and will act as a spokesperson for the company.
"The addition of Tommy Foltz is a tremendous win for Earth Biofuels," said Dennis McLaughlin, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "He is a long-time, determined advocate of clean fuels who has participated at every level of the industry, from policy to sales to building and running a biodiesel company. His expertise makes Earth a stronger company."
Foltz brings a wealth of experience in the energy industry from his work in Washington, DC, Texas and the mid-South. He has developed energy and environmental technology markets as co-Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Cities program, as an independent contractor A person who contracts to do work for another person according to his or her own processes and methods; the contractor is not subject to another's control except for what is specified in a mutually binding agreement for a specific job. , and as founder and president of a 3 million gallon per year biodiesel production Biodiesel production is the process of synthesizing biodiesel. Biodiesel is a liquid fuel source largely compatible with petroleum based diesel fuel. The most common method for its manufacture is synthesis by reacting a glyceride-containing plant oil with a short chain alcohol such facility. The bulk of his work has been in the biodiesel and LNG LNG (liquefied natural gas): see under natural gas. industries, though he has also worked within the ethanol industry.
He has been an informal adviser to the campaign of Arkansas Governor Elect Mike Beebe, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Richard Bell and the Arkansas Legislature on biofuel bi·o·fuel
Fuel such as methane produced from renewable resources, especially plant biomass and treated municipal and industrial wastes.
bi policy. He has testified before the Texas and Arkansas legislatures; and led two initiatives that have received Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Achievement Awards.
"I am passionate about this industry. For the past 14 years, I have been focused on improving our nation's energy security, environment and economy through development of the domestic energy industry," said Foltz. "These are exactly the priorities of Earth Biofuels and that's why I'm here."
Previously, Foltz was president and founder of Patriot Biofuels, Inc., where he led the distribution of more than 1 million gallons of biodiesel during the first five months of the company's existence.
Prior to Patriot Biofuels, Foltz held positions at Foltz Company, Blue Energy & Technologies and Clean Fuels Strategies, Inc., where he provided policy development, grant writing and market development strategy in the clean fuels industry.
He served at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1993 - 1997, and has served on the Texas Clean Air Working Group, Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, and Central Arkansas Clean Air Task Force. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Arkansas Bioenergy Policy Council. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used and currently resides in Little Rock with his wife and six year-old twin boys.
About Earth Biofuels
Earth Biofuels produces and distributes biodiesel fuel through the company's network of wholesale and retail outlets. The fuel is sold under Willie Nelson's brand name, "BioWillie([R])." Earth Biofuels also produces and markets liquefied natural gas liquefied natural gas: see under natural gas.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
A product of natural gas which consists primarily of methane. Its properties are those of liquid methane, slightly modified by minor constituents. (LNG). The Company is focused on meeting the growing demand for alternative and renewable fuels in the domestic market. The Company's Web site is www.earthbiofuels.com.
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