NBB advances members’ interests through sustainable industry growth

By NBB | January 18, 2012

The goal of the National Biodiesel Board is to advance sustainable biodiesel industry growth. As the national trade association for the industry, NBB serves as the coordinating body for research and development in the U.S.


The organization is designed to serve the needs of the industry. The NBB governing board is made up of a 15-member board of directors, with a five-person executive committee. Governing board members are elected through a nomination and election process of the membership. Along with voting for industry leadership, NBB members guide industry priorities through work on a number of committees. Four standing committees include technical, marketing, regulatory and trade, and members serve on many other ad hoc committees and task forces that cover issues like RFS2, elections, finance, audits and more.


NBB’s core programs include public affairs, communications, technical and quality assurance programs and are supported through funding from the industry and key supporters. Membership dues dollars are leveraged for maximum effect with soybean check-off funding and federal funding. The dues account for roughly one-third of program funds, the United Soybean Board and individual state soybean board funding makes another third, with the final third coming from federal grant programs at U.S. DOE, DOT, FTA and USDA. This leveraging ability means that industry dollars go much further than they would otherwise.


NBB staff includes a 15-person office at the Jefferson City, Mo., headquarters and a four-person Washington, D.C., office that focuses on federal affairs. The industry’s representation extends far beyond that as NBB utilizes professional contractors for additional work that includes universities, national laboratories, media agencies, government affairs firms and many other experts.


As the biodiesel industry continues to grow as America’s first commercially available advanced biofuel, it becomes increasingly important that industry members are active in their trade association. Visit www.biodiesel.org for the latest industry information.

 
 
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