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Brian D. Thome

Brian D. Thome has been a member of our board of directors since March, 2018. He currently serves as President, CEO and board member of Edeniq, Inc, which creates and sells processes for producing low-cost cellulosic sugars and cellulosic ethanol. Prior to his current role, Mr. Thome was employed with First National Bank of Omaha from January 1999 to December 2004, serving as Second Vice President of Corporate Lending. From December 2004 to March 2006, Mr. Thome served as Director of Financial Investments for Fagen, Inc., a construction company with significant presence in the biofuels industry, during which he represented Fagen Inc.’s ownership in business development, M&A transactions, and board representation for eleven direct private investments. After serving on its board of directors from inception, Mr. Thome served as President of US BioEnergy Corporation from March 2006 to March 2007. After US BioEnergy Corporation completed a successful initial public offering, Mr. Thome stepped away to form his own consulting business, serving customers in meeting various business and financial planning leadership needs. Mr. Thome possesses a deep background in the renewable fuels and finance industries, with particular core competencies in strategy and leadership. He has experience directing core business operations, including product manufacturing, product sales, and engineering and construction. As a finance professional, he has expertise in debt and equity financing, capital analysis and structure, and revenue and margin modeling. Mr. Thome has been involved with both the buy and sell-side of various M&A transactions, and has been instrumental in successful business development and start-up projects. Mr. Thome’s substantial biofuels industry expertise and business experience enables him to serve as an effective, experienced director.