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National Biodiesel Board Members Elect Governing Board

Nov 14, 2012
Governing Board Welcomes Four New Members, Three Returning Leaders



Contact: Kaleb Little/800-841-5849

ST LOUIS, MO - 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 J. Levy, treasurer, Sprague Operating Resources LLC 

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 Company

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 Gary Haer, Renewable Energy Group. "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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For more information on biodiesel, visit biodiesel.org.