National Biodiesel Foundation benefits from Cognis' donation

By | May 19, 2010
The National Biodiesel Foundation's 2nd Annual Silent Auction raised more than $6,000 benefiting the foundation's mission of outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel.

Cognis Corp., through its Quality Testing Analysis business, donated the auction's grand prize of two months of QTA service for biodiesel analysis, a $10,000 value. High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, was the winning bidder in the auction, and will use the QTA System at its biodiesel production facility in Guymon, Okla.

Tom Verry, NBF executive director, said, "We are grateful to Cognis, High Plains Bioenergy, and all of the participants in the auction who have been so generous in supporting the NBF."

Funds raised by the 2010 Silent Auction will support the foundation goals and activities for the coming year, such as the NBB's Sustainability Awareness and Analysis program. That includes vital research demonstrating the fuel's long-term sustainability, such as life-cycle analysis, land use analysis and water usage. Other programs it supports include feedstock development, focusing on efforts that include under-utilized acres and algae; infrastructure development, such as jet aircraft testing, terminal distribution, and environmental certifications, as well as foundation administration and grant writing.

The NBF was organized in 1994 to support and promote outreach, education, science and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel and its co-products to improve national security, air quality and the environment. For more information on the NBF, visit
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