Biodiesel Leaders Gather in DC to Amplify Industry Voice

Biodiesel advocates met this summer in Washington, D.C., as the National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual summer membership meeting June 10-12. This year’s meeting focused on integral association business and critical federal policy initiatives.
By The National Biodiesel Board | July 13, 2019

Biodiesel advocates met this summer in Washington, D.C., as the National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual summer membership meeting June 10-12. This year’s meeting focused on integral association business and critical federal policy initiatives, including the biodiesel tax incentive extension.

“This annual meeting is beneficial for our members and is an excellent time for them to be in the Capitol, meeting with their legislators to strengthen the biodiesel message,” said Donnell Rehagen, NBB CEO. “With each conversation, NBB is able to continue to make strides on policy essential to our growing biodiesel industry.”

Meeting with elected leaders is one of the key reasons NBB gathers in Washington, D.C., each year. During the members’ stay in D.C., NBB organized more than 70 visits on Capitol Hill for members to meet with their representatives in Congress. These visits help the biodiesel industry create strong relationships with those fighting for America’s advanced biofuel on the Hill and in moving the needle in terms of policy progress.

“It’s important for policymakers to hear first-hand from their constituents about the importance of the biodiesel industry,” said Kurt Kovarik, NBB vice president of federal affairs. “Nothing can replace the impact of face-to-face interactions with representatives in Washington, D.C., and its importance to achieving biodiesel initiatives.”

In addition, members heard from association leadership, key staff and other subject-matter experts on topics ranging from trade and the Renewable Fuel Standard, technical advancements, sustainability program initiatives, the latest in state policy movement, communications campaigns, and more.
If you are not currently a member of NBB and would like to attend and participate in future events, contact Brad Shimmens, director of operations and membership, at 573-635-3893 or bshimmens@biodiesel.org to join NBB. 

 
 
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