The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), a nonprofit trade association representing the biodiesel industry, has joined the Diesel Technology Forum, a fellow nonprofit that focuses on diesel engines, fuel and technology.
NBB membership comprises state, national and international feedstock and processor organizations; biodiesel producers and suppliers; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers. Members of the Diesel Technology Forum include OEMs, suppliers, fuel refiners and device manufacturers. The organizations ‘share the common goal of assuring that future energy and transportation policies recognize the unique value and capabilities of diesel technology,’ says Allen Schaeffer, executive director of 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,’ says Steve Howell, technical director for the NBB.
Last year, the U.S. biodiesel industry set a new production record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons, according to the group.