National Biodiesel Board members elect governing board

By The National Biodiesel Board | November 14, 2012

National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership, electing three returning governing board members and four new members to serve on the leadership committee to lead America’s advanced biofuel.

“Biodiesel is one of our nation’s valuable tools to fight greenhouse gas and enhance energy security,” said Jennifer Case, CEO of New Leaf Biofuel in San Diego. “It is exciting to be able to represent a diverse biodiesel industry, working together to produce an advanced biofuel from a number of different resources. I’m proud to be a part of a governing board that has representatives from California to New Jersey and reflects every component of our diverse industry.”

Officers elected to lead the board are:

-Gary Haer chairman, Renewable Energy Group Inc.

-Ed Ulch, vice chair, Iowa Soybean Association

-Ron Marr, secretary, Minnesota Soybean Processors

-Steven Levy, treasurer, Sprague Operating Resources

Biodiesel board members also voted to fill seven board member spots. Board members elected to the governing board included treasurer Steven Levy and:

-Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board

-Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuels

-Mike Cunningham, ASA

-Brandon Foley, Sanimax

-Tim Keaveney, HERO BX

John Wright, Owensboro Grain Co.

Bob Metz, Robert Stobaugh, Kris Kappenman, Ed Hegland and Jim Conway also continue to serve on the governing board.

“The biodiesel industry continues to help improve our energy security and create jobs across the country, but we need stable policy such as the biodiesel tax incentive to continue this momentum,” said NBB chairman Haer. “With the renewable fuel standard set at 1.28 billion gallons for 2013, the industry is in a position to replace more foreign oil than ever before.”

Based in Jefferson City, Mo., the National Biodiesel Board is dedicated to supporting the commercial biodiesel industry. Its membership is comprised of biodiesel producers, state, national and international feedstock and processor organizations; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.

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