NBB continues planning process at Biodiesel Conference & Expo

By | January 12, 2011

National Biodiesel Board members play a major role in defining the long-term objectives and programs for their trade association. Members recently completed an online survey to provide input and identify priorities for the draft 2012 NBB Program Plan, which will cover October 2011 to September 2012. The comprehensive, directional plan for the biodiesel industry will be the No. 1 order of business at the membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Phoenix.

Developing the NBB Program Plan takes shape over the course of several months. Through technical, marketing and regulatory meetings, a member-led process identifies opportunities, as well as issues facing the industry. In addition to committee meetings, direct member input, and a survey, the planning process also includes a webinar presentation and member review. This allows NBB to prepare a clear direction to ensure the trade association continues to meet members’ needs.

“In order for the industry to meet the challenges facing it, we must have a comprehensive plan,” said NBB vice chair Ed Ulch. “The NBB Program Plan encompasses technical, marketing, legislative and regulatory priorities, and is the key mechanism to make sure the NBB is serving its members in the best way possible.”

The planning process captures member input and is a way to share association priorities with members. NBB staff and contractors are constantly interacting with biodiesel companies, regulators, users, engine and vehicle companies and distributors to better understand the needs and priorities of the industry.

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