This summer's can't-miss event: NBB membership meeting

By | April 26, 2010
The start of summer isn't the only noteworthy event in June. It also brings the NBB membership meeting, where biodiesel producers and supporters can shape the future of the biodiesel industry.

On the agenda of the meeting to be held in the nation's capital will be efforts to ensure the long-term viability of the federal biodiesel tax incentive. This includes seeking a multi-year extension of the incentive to avoid the many difficulties associated with a year-to-year program. The board also seeks to make changes to the structure of the incentive, to better serve the industry-and the country.

To that end, NBB will again assist members in setting up Congressional visits while in Washington. These grassroots visits led by members of the industry continue to be paramount to achieving the board's long-term vision and legislative priorities.

"I attend the board meetings because I believe if you are in business in an industry, you should participate in that industry," said biodiesel producer Ron Marr of Minnesota Soybean Processors. "You may not always get what you want, but you can at least be heard. It's a little bit like voting-if you don't vote, you can't complain later."

As always, members will get the inside track on what's happening in all areas of the industry, and learn about the progress of NBB in meeting industry objectives through technical, regulatory and marketing programs.

The NBB membership meeting takes place June 21-23 at L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington. Watch for more information via e-mail and the Members Only site for agendas and registration instructions.
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