Biodiesel Ambassadors program launches with top experts volunteering

By NBB | September 08, 2011

A new program is mobilizing the nation’s top third-party biodiesel experts to contribute to the biodiesel industry’s education efforts.  The National Biodiesel Board launched the Biodiesel Ambassadors program in August. 

The Biodiesel Ambassadors is a group of volunteers independent of the biodiesel industry representing a broad array of stakeholders. The Ambassadors include fleet managers, academics, scientists and more. Its mission is to help leaders stay informed about the biodiesel industry in the context of technical, market and sustainability issues, and expand the reach of NBB’s education and outreach. 

Founding members of the Biodiesel Ambassadors include:

• Theresa Alleman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

• Joe Biluck, Medford, N.J., School District.

• Chris Case, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

• Jim Duffield, USDA.

• Jim Evanoff, Yellowstone National Park.

• Michael Ferrante, Massachusetts Oilheat Council.

• David Harris, Harvard University.

• Ramiro Lopez, City of Irving, Texas.

• Robert McCormick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

• Angela Tin, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.

Ambassadors may be called upon to speak about biodiesel at conferences and meetings, mentor potential users, provide input on biodiesel programs and messaging, and work within communities or professional circles to enhance biodiesel awareness.  The NBB will provide ambassadors with materials such as template PowerPoint presentations, briefing documents, talking points, and exclusive webinar trainings/updates from NBB.     

The program, led by NBB, is supported by the Biodiesel Alliance through the United Soybean Board.
If you would like to nominate someone for this important effort, please e-mail Jenna Higgins Rose:

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