BioFry 2018 Draws Hundreds for French Fries, Biodiesel Facts

The National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual Capitol Hill BioFry Sept. 25 to educate congressional staff about biodiesel and the U.S. companies that produce it. Hundreds enjoyed a free French fry snack while learning about biodiesel.
By The National Biodiesel Board | October 25, 2018

Hundreds of congressional staff members enjoyed a complimentary French fry snack while learning about the important role biodiesel is playing in diversifying our nation’s fuel supply by reducing carbon emissions and creating jobs. The National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual Capitol Hill BioFry Sept. 25 to educate congressional staff about biodiesel, renewable diesel and the U.S. companies that produce them.

“NBB was pleased to host the annual BioFry event and educate an important audience about biodiesel’s success,” explained Paul Winters, NBB’s director of public affairs. “This unique venue provides a relaxed atmosphere for our NBB team to mingle with congressional staff and explain how biodiesel is improving the environment, creating jobs and reducing the use of petroleum.”

NBB serves French fries to highlight one of the numerous feedstocks used to make biodiesel—recycled cooking oil. Many of the attendees were surprised to learn that more than 10 percent of America’s biodiesel fuel is made from recycled cooking oil, such as that used in fryers. Recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel keeps waste out of our nation’s landfills and sewers, protects the environment with cleaner air, and helps to keep America healthier. Biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil has even been featured in the Discovery channel documentary Hot Grease, which is now available on iTunes and Discovery.

The NBB team also reinforced the importance of strong federal policies to support continued industry growth, including increased volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard and a renewal of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. Staff members were interested to learn that biodiesel is produced in nearly every state in the country and supports more than 60,000 jobs all while reducing carbon emissions by up to 86 percent compared to petroleum diesel.

“The 2018 BioFry drew hundreds of Capitol Hill staff, allowing the NBB team to engage in informative conversation in a relaxed setting over a cup of delicious fries,” Winters added. “We look forward to continuing this annual event.”

 
 
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