By Denver Business Journal

A co-founder and former executive of Denver corn-ethanol refiner BioFuel Energy Corp. has launched a consulting firm in Steamboat Springs.

Daniel Simon was COO and executive VP of BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ: BIOF) until June 30. The company announced then that he was stepping down "to pursue other business interests."

Simon will serve as president and CEO of Elevant Advisors LLC, an advisory firm that says it will provide financial, development, operational, merger-acquisition and restructuring services to the energy, biofuels, cleantech, manufacturing and construction industries.

⿿Elevant Advisors is a unique assemblage of 10 exceptional executives, business founders and industry specialists, all with deep, diverse, yet complementary backgrounds in energy and related fields prepared to offer solutions to energy companies throughout the world,⿝ Simon said in a statement.

The new company's website is

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