Woodland Biofuels Announces New COO
TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Woodland Biofuels, a leading cellulosic
ethanol company, today announced that William B. White has joined
Woodland’s senior management team as Chief Operating Officer. Mr.
White was formerly the President of DuPont Canada (1,000 employees, $1
billion revenue) and had an over 30 year career with the global DuPont
company in Operations (Director, Global Operations), Marketing,
Engineering and leadership of global business units. A long time
champion of sustainability, he has recently been working extensively
with developing businesses particularly in cleantech as a member of the
board of MaRS, the advisory board of the Sustainable Chemistry
Alliance, and in consulting.
“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Bill as our COO. With his
background in managing the construction and operation of chemical
plants worldwide, Bill brings exactly the kind of experience Woodland
needs at this stage of our growth from a technology company to a
commercial producer of automotive fuel. We already have a strong core
team and Bill’s senior level global experience with one of the world’s
largest and best managed chemical companies is a great addition,” said
Greg Nuttall, President & CEO of Woodland.
Woodland is currently constructing a large biomass-to-ethanol
demonstration plant in Sarnia Ontario. The plant uses patented
chemical process technologies, non-food feedstock, and is expected to
show that Woodland will be the lowest cost commercial producer of
automotive fuel in North America. The demonstration plant will be
completed this year and Woodland is beginning the process of ramping up
“I’m tremendously excited to be coming on board Woodland at this point
in its development. Woodland’s technology will give it significant
competitive advantage in a market where global demand will be growing
to meet the sustainability challenge. I look forward to being a part
of that,” said Mr. White.
Woodland is a global leader in the move to sustainable, renewable, clean
fuel. Woodland’s technology eliminates the use of food to make ethanol
by converting any kind of biomass (wood waste, crop waste, and more)
into ethanol or other high value products.
SOURCE Woodland Biofuels Inc.