Regulatory, technical and marketing committee members set goals

By | December 01, 2004
Members of NBB play a critical role in determining the future direction of the U.S. biodiesel industry. Through a committee structure, they help establish industry goals and priorities in technical, regulatory and marketing areas. With this input, NBB can work towards reducing barriers and improving public acceptance.

-During the November meeting, the regulatory committee pinpointed suchfederal policy objectives as:

-Extending the biodiesel tax credit beyond Dec. 31, 2006

-Revamping and extending the CCC Bioenergy Program

-Supporting a nationwide Renewable Fuel Standard

-The technical committee discussed near-term industry objectives such as:

-Maintaining and improving ASTM

-Providing technical data to ensure fuel legitimacy

-Securing positive B20 statements from Original Equipment Manufacturers

-Encouraging B20 acceptance in future engine designs

-Coordinating technical programs with others

-Encouraging funding by others

-Providing overall technical support to staff, NBB contractors and members

-Marketing committee members identified:

-Heating oil market potential

-Petroleum industry outreach andeducation

-New target biodiesel markets
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