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The New Fuels Alliance is dedicated to working with a range of stakeholders that are interested in developing fuel diversification strategies on the state and federal level. The Alliance and its affiliates play an active role in identifying and advancing market and policy opportunities for alternative fuels. NFA assists members and strategic partners with planning and regulatory proceedings and provides expert research and analysis.

To learn more about joining the New Fuels Alliance, please email us at: Inquiry (at) or call 617.275.8215

Alliance Membership

California Ethanol Group

Altra Biofuels

BlueFire Ethanol, Inc

Biofuel Energy Corporation

California Renewable Energies, LLC


Osage Bio Energy

Pacific Ethanol


Northeast Biofuel Group


BioEnergy International

Bodega Algae

Interstate Biofuels


New Generation Biofuels

NorthWinds Biodiesel

Novogy, Inc.

Plankton Power



Western New York Energy, LLC

Strategic Partners

Berkshire Economic Development Corporation

Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation

Cape Cod Renewable Fuels Partnership

Environment & Energy Study Institute (EESI)

Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR)

MASS Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance

New England Clean Energy Council

Who We Are

R. Brooke Coleman
Executive Director
New Fuels Alliance

Brooke Coleman has been involved with transportation fuels at the regulatory and policy levels in California and other states since 1998. He led a national campaign to ban the gasoline additive MTBE, and currently promotes renewable fuels as a near-term strategy to reduce foreign oil dependence and mitigate climate change. Mr. Coleman served as the Climate Program Director at Bluewater Network in San Francisco, and later founded or co-founded several organizations, including the New Fuels Alliance, the California Renewable Fuels Partnership, and the Northeast Biofuels Collaborative. He spearheaded an effort in Massachusetts to pass the first ever cellulosic ethanol excise tax exemption, and is one of the leading national advocates for advanced biofuels at the state and federal level. While studying law, Mr. Coleman worked on several high profile environmental cases, including the largest ever settlement in Clean Water Act history and a common law climate change lawsuit filed on behalf of eleven state attorneys general. He also serves as the spokesman for, a website devoted to balancing the debate about food versus fuel. Mr. Coleman is a graduate of Wesleyan University, the Northeastern University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar.

Andrew Schuyler
Director, Northeast Region
New Fuels Alliance

Andrew Schuyler has worked as a reporter for several newspapers in the Northeast, and served as Chief of Staff in the Massachusetts Senate. During his seven-year tenure in state politics, Mr. Schuyler succeeded in advancing several projects directly related to economic growth, environmental protection, and sustainable energy development. He also worked on a variety of issues that strengthened renewable energy standards, and was a founding member of the Berkshire Renewable Energy Collaborative. Mr. Schuyler has extensive relationships with policy makers, the press, and regulators, as well as a clear understanding of state and federal legislative processes. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) and the Advisory Board of The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR).

Duncan McFetridge
New Fuels Alliance

Duncan McFetridge is a strategic consultant for the New Fuels Alliance (and the CA Renewable Fuels Partnership) from his office in Sacramento, CA. Over the course of his career, Mr. McFetridge has worked as an advisor and senior aide to a number of elected officials in California and has built a network of political and professional relationships in and outside the state. Before establishing his legal practice, Mr. McFetridge advised and worked for U.S. Congressman Vic Fazio, then the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, served as a Consultant to Senate Budget Chairman and now Congressman, Mike Thompson, and served as a Consultant to Assemblyman Jack Scott and the Assembly Insurance Committee, where Mr. McFetridge played a key role in uncovering malfeasance and corruption in the Insurance Commissioner's Office leading to a series of hearings and the Commissioner's resignation. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. McFetridge served as the Legislative and Policy Director for California state treasurer Phil Angelides. Mr. McFetridge has a degree in political science from California State University, San Francisco, received his JD from the University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar.

Curt Felix
Strategic Partner, New Fuels Alliance
President, Wellfleet Consulting Group

Curt Felix is the President of Wellfleet Consulting Group which helps companies evaluate biofuel options as a component of both corporate petroleum reduction and climate mitigation strategies.  He has founded several other organizations including Plankton Power, which is developing an algae biodiesel production facility in New England.  For 10 years Mr. Felix worked in the petroleum industry, at Cambridge Viscosity, implementing advanced viscosity control in refineries and oil exploration companies. In 1995, as a founder of AVSG, he developed the then largest CNG facility in the country at Logan Airport. His 25 years of experience in the energy industry also includes roles in utility planning at the former Boston Edison Company, utility strategic management at the Energy Research Group and the World Bank. Mr. Felix led the development of the Integrated Fuel Assessment Model (IFAM) in partnership with the New Fuels Alliance. IFAM allows heating oil consumers to conduct real-time assessments of the feasibility of blending bio-based diesel fuels instead of petroleum fuels.

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