Colorado Renewables company Gevo Inc. appointed Katie Ellet to its board of directors as of Jan. 2, according to a Jan. 3 press release.

Gevo Appoints Katie Ellet to Board of Directors
Katie Ellet (Source: Gevo)

For the past 27 years, Ellet held a variety of leadership roles in the chemical and energy sector, including serving as president of hydrogen energy and mobility for North America at Air Liquide.

Gevo’s aims to transform renewable energy and carbon into energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons that can be used for drop-in transportation fuels such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. When combusted, the fuels have the potential to yield net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions when measured across the full life cycle of the products, the company said.

“I think we're at a pivotal moment in the development and implementation of renewable energy strategies on a global scale,” Ellet said. "Gevo’s business model seamlessly integrates benefits from agriculture, energy, technology and transportation sectors.”

Ellet’s area of expertise includes renewable energy applications, chemical products and hydrogen, the release stated.

“She has a demonstrated record of technology expertise, market knowledge and innovation that we expect will be invaluable to help guide Gevo through the next stages of our commercialization and scaling of bio-based renewable fuels,” said Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber.