Biofuels Committee


This committee identifies trends and addresses issues in the biofuels industry significant to NGFA-member companies, including those related to the production and use of biofuel co-products used as feed ingredients.  It also keeps abreast of the needs of NGFA-member companies involved in biofuels production as they relate to the grain, feed and grain processing industry.  The committee refers issues and recommendations important to the biofuels sector concerning such matters as grain availability, co-product utilization, transportation/logistics, and safety, health and environmental compliance to the appropriate NGFA committees for review and action.  And it develops plans for attracting additional biofuels companies into the NGFA membership.

* Note, individuals marked with an asterisk are part of NGFA’s Committee Apprentice Program

First Name Last Name Title Organization Name City State/Territory
Rhett Adams Director, Commodities & Risk, Ethanol Group The Andersons Inc. Maumee OH
Matthew Fitzthum Merchandiser CHS Hedging Inc. Inver Grove Heights MN
Lance Forster Manager, Nutrition Services Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur IL
Jason Herr Manager, Feed Ingredient Division CGB Enterprises Inc. Covington LA
Carole Koch Regional Manager Quality Assurance Louis Dreyfus Commodities Kansas City MO
J. Stephen Lucas President Jayhawker Consulting Co. LLC Trumbull CT
Matt Reiners Director of Sales, Quality and Regulatory Affairs POET Nutrition Sioux Falls SD
Ryan Sauer Manager, Distillers Grains Flint Hills Resources LP Wichita KS
Charles Schwerha Animal Nutrition & First Product Manager Roquette America Inc. Geneva IL
Chris* Thompson Market Analyst J.D. Heiskell & Co. Elkhorn NE
Tom Willis Chief Executive Officer Conestoga Energy Partners Liberal KS

Last updated: October 1, 2015


Committee Chairman: Matt Gibson, Vice President, Sales and Technical Services, Lifeline Foods LLC, St. Joseph, Mo.
NGFA Staff Liaison: Dave Fairfield