National Biodiesel Foundation elects new board of directors

By The National Biodiesel Board | November 21, 2016

The National Biodiesel Foundation directors held their Nov. 14 board meeting where they nominated and elected the following new officers:

-Jeff Lynn, president—Illinois Soybean Association;

-Mark Caspers, vice president—Nebraska Soybean Board; and

-Lindsay Fitzgerald, secretary/treasurer—Renewable Energy Group Inc.

The foundation recognizes out-going president, Mike Cunningham, who served in that capacity for two years. During his tenure, he oversaw the foundation’s successful efforts to expand sustainability research and improve indirect land use change modeling. Cunningham will continue to participate on the board as a director.

“This is an exciting time for the foundation,” Lynn said. “We have funded cutting-edge indirect land use change research. Our work has reduced the carbon score associated with biodiesel. The improved score proves how sustainable biodiesel really is, and making it more economical for users. A big part of this position is fundraising for our critical projects. In fact, Tuesday, Nov. 29, is National Giving Tuesday. I hope that everyone takes a few minutes from holiday shopping to give back and donate to the foundation through our website.” 

Other items discussed at the meeting included biodiesel sustainability project priorities, the Pennsylvania biodiesel technical training workshops sponsored by Pennsylvania Soybean Board and Hero BX, and 2017 New York City Biodiesel Tour. For more information on the foundation’s upcoming projects, contact Tom Verry.

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