Element Markets, LLC (EM) is pleased to announce that former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) Senior Policy Advisor Paul Argyropoulos has joined the company’s Board of Managers.
“Paul has a unique perspective on the intricacies of the federal and state policies affecting the environmental commodity markets, and his insight will be invaluable as we continue to build out our RNG and carbon business lines,” said Angela Schwarz, EM’s President and CEO.
“I’m both honored and excited to join the Element Markets Board of Managers,” said Mr. Argyropoulos. “This is a unique opportunity for me to continue supporting the development and deployment of advanced renewable fuels. I’m excited about working with this team and supporting their efforts in the industry.”
Mr. Argyropoulos is currently the President of Policy Nexus Advisors, a firm that specializes in promoting the growth of the renewable fuel industry through its work with environmental, energy and agricultural business interests and provides advice on federal fuel and transportation program policies.
In his role as Senior Policy Advisor, Paul was instrumental in the development and administration of the Renewable Fuel Standard and provided recommendations and analysis directly to the Director of OTAQ on a broad range of transportation program issues. He also chaired the intra-agency working group for the RFS program implemented under both the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Prior to his tenure with EPA, Mr. Argyropoulos worked on domestic and international fuel and transportation-related issues in the private sector with Hart Downstream Energy as its Executive Director of the International Fuel Quality Center and Director of US Federal Affairs, and with the American Petroleum Institute (API), supporting its Downstream and Fuels Committee.
About Element Markets
Element Markets is a leading renewable natural gas marketing and environmental commodities company that applies its diverse expertise to provide structured environmental compliance and optimization services to prominent corporate and institutional clients. The company has a long history within the emissions, carbon, renewable energy credit, biogas, renewable natural gas and renewable fuel credit markets. Element Markets is headquartered in Houston, Texas and more information about the company is available at elementmarkets.com