Seeking nominations for annual Eye on Biodiesel Awards

By | July 13, 2010
Each year the National Biodiesel Board recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding difference in furthering biodiesel with the Eye on Biodiesel Awards. The awards honor industry leaders in six "I" categories:

Innovation: Goes to an individual, organization or company with the best idea, new product, research results, invention or marketing strategy to further biodiesel.

Inspiration: Presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to create awareness.

Industry Partnership: Presented to an organization that has worked cooperatively and proactively with NBB to further success of biodiesel.

Influence: Goes to an organization or individual who has influenced public acceptance of biodiesel.

Impact: Awarded for success in legislation, new markets, OEM outreach and other areas of impact on the industry.

Initiative: Awarded for success in legislation, new markets, OEM outreach and other areas of impact on the industry.

NBB will begin accepting nominations for the 2011 awards, which are due by Sept. 1.

To submit a nomination, email Kaleb Little at [email protected] Please include in your email the person/company or organization you are nominating, which award you are nominating them for, the nominee's phone number, nominee's address, nominee's email, the reason for nomination, your name, and your phone/email.

The eighth annual Eye on Biodiesel Awards Ceremony will take place during the February 6-9 Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Phoenix. In general, chosen nominees must be present to win. Staff and contractors are not eligible for the awards, nor are previous winners.

The 2010 winners of the Eye on Biodiesel Awards included: Impact-Terry Taylor of Sysco Corp.; Inspiration-Wayne Hettler, St. Johns Public Schools, St. Johns, Mich.; Industry Partnership-The American Oil Chemists' Society and Gina Clapper; Initiative-The Iowa Soybean Association, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, and Nebraska Soybean Association; Influence-Ramiro Lopez, City of Irving, Texas.
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