SOURCE: Fuel Freedom Foundation

Fuel Freedom Foundation

May 13, 2014 09:00 ET

Michael E. Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's Board of Advisors

Dr. Michael E. Webber, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Joins the Fight for Fuel Competition

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Fuel Freedom Foundation today announced that Dr. Michael Webber, the Deputy Director of the Energy Institute and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation advisory board.

Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump. Achieving this goal will mean accelerated economic growth, greater energy security, reduced air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved health.

Webber brings years of hands-on experience in the energy, technology and policy fields. Webber is an award-winning Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, where he educates the next generation of energy leaders on technical and policy issues. He currently acts as Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, and also serves as the Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator.

"I am very excited to join the board of an organization with the goal of opening the fuels market to competition," said Webber. "Given my background in the energy space, I felt it made sense that I join Fuel Freedom to help consumers have more options for their transportation fuels. I expect that the Fuel Freedom Foundation will drive innovation in technology for advanced transportation fuels, something I also study with my own research."

"We are very excited to welcome Mr. Webber to our organization. He brings a wealth of experience with him concerning current energy issues in the transportation fuels space," said Yossie Hollander, Co-Founder of Fuel Freedom Foundation. "Leveraging his background in policy and energy will help us achieve our goal of reducing the cost of transportation fuels in the United States by $300 billion in the next ten years," said Hollander.

Webber received his BA with high honors in Liberal Arts, and his BS with high honors in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.

Please visit www.fuelfreedom.org to learn more about how you can join Fuel Freedom to get involved and help end America's addiction to oil.

About Fuel Freedom: Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car or truck by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump. Our goal is to reduce the cost of transportation fuels in the US by $300 billion annually within ten years. In personal terms it means $2 a gallon at the pump, adding $2,500 per year to the pockets of the average American family. In national terms it means accelerated economic growth, greater energy security, reduced air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved health. Fuel Freedom provides a big break for Americans without increasing government spending. Americans have the right to drive for less.

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