Mission

Our environment needs sustainable solutions. We believe biodiesel and renewable diesel are a leading solution in combatting the challenge of climate change. Biodiesel is better, cleaner, and available now, reducing greenhouse gases by up to 86%. This sustainable fuel source is produced from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats. This is not a future fuel; this is a today solution. Biodiesel sustainability is here now.

From the Experts

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Matt Herman

Biodiesel: A Cleaner Air Choice

A new, landmark study proves that biodiesel could decrease premature deaths, reduce cancer risk, and alleviate respiratory illness and asthma complications for thousands of Americans. The study, from Trinity Consultants, quantifies how switching to biodiesel can result in significant benefits at the neighborhood and census tract level, making immediate impacts in the backyards of many Americans today.

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Dave Slade

Making an Impact Today

Climate experts agree that time is of the essence. We must make "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes" by 2030 to limit global warming, or the results could be irreversible, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It's no surprise that the transportation sector plays a large role in making those changes.

April 22, 2021
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Zenith Tandukar

A Pretty Penny: Pennycress Cover Crop Could Play a Part in Helping Solve the Climate Puzzle

In solving a puzzle, sometimes it's the smallest pieces that can help complete the big picture. In the climate change puzzle, a once-underappreciated plant called pennycress just may prove itself a beneficial piece.

March 29, 2021
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Matt Herman

Weathering the Cold Climate

Any vehicle owner or fleet operator who experiences freezing temperatures can tell you that winter weather can have an impact on the performance of a vehicle. Properly managed, high quality biodiesel blends are successful in the coldest of climates.

February 24, 2021

Sustainability Stories

October 12, 2020

Hutchinson Salt Company: Miners Breathe Better Below Ground with B100

Kansas Salt Mine Marks Long-Time Success with High Blend of Biodiesel The Hutchinson Salt Company recognized the indoor air quality benefits of 100% biodiesel (B100) back in 2003 when the salt mine first tested the fuel in an underground loader. Today, 17 years later Hutchinson Salt Company continues to rely on B100 to improve air…

September 29, 2020

Press Release: Science Students, Rise to the Challenge! Apply for a Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

College scientists can apply until Nov. 8 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenna Higgins Rose 573-808-0815 jenna@rosemedia.biz JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Biodiesel Board invites university students majoring in scientific fields of study, and who have a passion for biodiesel as an energy innovation on the rise, to apply for a special opportunity. Student members…

September 28, 2020

Press Release: Biodiesel Board Announces Matt Herman, New Director of Environmental Science

Carbon Reduction Continues to Take Center Stage in Growth of Industry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kaleb Little 573-635-3893 klittle@biodiesel.org JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Biodiesel Board welcomed Matt Herman as the organization’s new Director of Environmental Science today. Matt is an experienced sustainability professional with deep experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel,…

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The next generation of science thought leaders will one day lead America's energy efforts. And biodiesel, our nation's only commercially available advanced biofuel, is front and center. Managed by the National Biodiesel Board, the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB) is a no-cost student professional organization that fosters collaboration, networking and career development. Professors are also encouraged to join.
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Jenny Frank, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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Get Involved

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) coordinates a number of partnership programs that engage biodiesel and renewable diesel supporters across the country. These networks of advocates support advanced biofuels and use their diverse backgrounds and expertise to raise the level of biodiesel understanding and awareness in their communities and nationally. Check out opportunities now.