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Mr. Durante is the Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC), a non-profit organization he formed in 1987. The CFDC has a broad-based membership including automotive, agricultural, and other alternative energy interests supporting programs and policies that expand the market for ethanol and other biofuels. Previous positions include Director of Public Affairs for the National Alcohol Fuels Commission, a joint US Senate and House Commission, and as a Special Assistant in the Office of Alcohol Fuels at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mr. Durante was on the negotiating committee between industry and the US Environmental Protection Agency for the reformulated gasoline and oxy fuel programs created in the Clean Air Act of 1990. He served as an adviser on the ad hoc Senate Committee that created the Renewable Fuels Standard and represents ethanol and biofuel interests nationally and internationally.