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Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Bioenergy Policy Council

Wednesday, July 06, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed four members to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council for terms to expire Jan. 1, 2013. The council will foster development within the bioenergy industry, and create next-generation biofuels energy research and economic development.

Bruce Bagelman of Dallas is founder and president of Green Spot Market and Fuels. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, National Association of Convenience Stores, Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, and Biodiesel Coalition of Texas. He is also a board member of White Rock Local Market and a volunteer with For the Love of the Lake. Bagelman received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Michael Doguet of Nome is president of Doguet Turf Farms and Doguet's Diamond D Ranch, and general manager of Doguet's Rice Milling Company. He is a member of the U.S. Rice Millers Association, Turfgrass Producers of Texas, Texas Brangus Breeders Association, Bioenergy Alliance of Southeast Texas, and Jefferson County Agricultural Committee. He is also president of the Texas Rice Improvement Association, a member of the Texas Organic Agricultural Independent Advisory Board, and a past member of the Texas Agricultural Wildlife Research and Management Advisory Board. Doguet received an associate degree from Lamar University.

Michael Kerby Jr. of Houston is manager of Global Chemical Research at ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He is a member of the Council for Chemical Research, Chemical Heritage Foundation and American Chemical Society. He is a past member of the New York Catalysis Society and a past volunteer of the New Jersey United Way. He is also a past recipient of the American Chemical Society's 2008 Heroes of Chemistry Award. Kerby received a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Texas.

Jeffrey Trucksess of Austin is founder of Green Earth Fuels. He is a board member of Sustainable Oils and the Southwestern Biofuels Association, and president of the Biodiesel Coalition of Texas. Trucksess received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

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