Nebraska Ethanol Board member David Hallberg was awarded the Merle Anderson award for contributions to the ethanol industry at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Milwaukee recently. ACE is a grassroots ethanol advocacy organization founded 22 years ago.
The award was created in 1997 to recognize individuals who have contributed significantly to the development and advancement of ethanol production in the U.S. Merle Anderson, a farmer and founding member and first president of ACE, was in attendance to present the award to Hallberg.
In his 30 years in the biofuels industry, Hallberg served as a legislative director for members of the House and Senate in Washington D.C. His areas of expertise include energy and biofuels. Following his service on Capitol Hill, Hallberg founded the Renewable Fuels Association, a national trade group representing ethanol producers. Hallberg has been actively involved in the development of commercial biofuels projects and in public policy at the state and national level. He currently holds two ethanol related technology patents and has other patent applications pending. Hallberg has served as a business representative on the Nebraska Ethanol Board for 11 years.
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