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National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum
December 18, 2012 // Diesel Technology Forum
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Contact: Steve Hansen (301) 668-7230 shansen@dieselforum.org

Washington, D.C. - The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies in the United States.

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to coordinating the biodiesel industry and educating the public about the fuel. NBB membership is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and processor organizations; biodiesel producers and suppliers; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.

“We share the common goal of assuring that future energy and transportation policies recognize the unique value and capabilities of diesel technology.” – Allen Schaeffer, DTF

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the National Biodiesel Board to the Diesel Technology Forum,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Forum. “The NBB has a mission of educating the public and policy makers about the importance of biodiesel as an important component in America’s goal of expanding the use of alternative and renewable energy sources. This is an excellent partnership with the Diesel Technology Forum’s mission of educating policymakers about the economic importance, energy efficiency and environmental progress of clean diesel technology.

“We share the common goal of assuring that future energy and transportation policies recognize the unique value and capabilities of diesel technology, particularly as it relates to the energy security and environmental benefits of the use of high-quality biodiesel fuels in diesel engines and equipment,” Schaeffer said.

“When you combine the increased efficiency diesel engines with the low carbon nature of an Advanced Biofuel like biodiesel, new technology diesel engines are positioned to become the clean - and green - technology of the future.” – Steve Howell, NBB

Steve Howell, Technical Director for the National Biodiesel Board, said, “NBB is excited about our new partnership with the Diesel Technology Forum. Many people do not realize that today’s new technology diesel engines with ultra low sulfur biodiesel blends provide tailpipe emissions as clean or cleaner than natural gas or gasoline, while providing superior fuel economy, horsepower, and durability. In addition, when you combine the increased efficiency diesel engines with the low carbon nature of an Advanced Biofuel like biodiesel, new technology diesel engines are positioned to become the clean - and green - technology of the future.”

The members of the Diesel Technology Forum are leaders of the diesel industry and include a diverse membership of OEMs, suppliers, fuel refiners and device manufacturers who are leading the fight for clean diesel technology. See the other leaders in clean diesel technology here.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the national trade association representing the U.S. biodiesel industry, providing education, communications, government affairs, technical and quality assurance programs. Last year, the U.S. biodiesel industry set a new production record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons, which improved the nation’s energy security while supporting more than 40,000 jobs across the country. Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel has been approved and designated as an ‘Advanced Biofuel’ under the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) program. Biodiesel is produced in nearly every state in the country, and biodiesel blends meeting ASTM standards are used in existing diesel engines without modification. For more information on the National Biodiesel Board and clean, renewable biodiesel, visit www.biodiesel.org.

ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

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