Age: 68

Company: LLJ Consulting and Business Development, Cologne, Minn.

Business: Ethanol industry consultant whose clients include Inbicon, a Danish company trying to commercialize cellulosic ethanol.

Education: Waconia High School, 1961.

Career: Grain and turkey egg farmer 1964-1988; consultant, including work as the Ethanol Answer Man and developing the financing structure for the first Minnesota ethanol plants, 1986-1999; business development director for Delta-T Corp., 2000-2006; vice president for Biofuels, Production Ag Alliances LLC, 2006-2007; consultant, 2008-present.

Family: spouse, Sandy, three adult children.

Hobbies: gardening.