2016 NBF Summer Report

Results are in, and 2016 is a showcase year. Thanks to personal and corporate donations, grants, and sponsors, we have been able to continue to strengthen our research and educational efforts. As you will see in this update, we accomplished our first New York City Biodiesel Tour, supported biodiesel technician training and the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, and are planning our second Sustainability Workshop. Please continue to donate throughout the year. We see a bright future for the industry and the Foundation. With your help, we expect to expand our activities over the coming years. Read more

Michael Cunningham
NBF President


Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel attend
 2016 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo

National Biodiesel Foundation Annual Report 2013

The National Biodiesel Foundation was established in 1995.  Our mission is to accomplish outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel and its co-products. We work to improve rural economic development, national security, air quality and the environment.

At the National Biodiesel Foundation, we believe that through the use of biodiesel we can build a better tomorrow. Diesel engines move the majority of goods from manufacturer to consumer, and renewable biodiesel plays a role in this transportation of goods.  By using clean burning biodiesel, we can breathe cleaner air, improve environmental security, and create jobs in the U.S.  Biodiesel production neared 1.8 billion gallons in 2013 and supported more than 62,000 jobs.  Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from sustainable resources such as soybean oil, recycled grease and other fats and oils. It is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel being produced on a commercial scale across the country.  It is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Biodiesel blends can be used in diesel engines with no engine modifications. Studies show that by using biodiesel, greenhouse gas can be reduced by 50% or better compared to traditional fuel.

Working together with our partners – petroleum industry, federal and state agencies, trade associations, alternative fuel consultants, Universities, etc. –the Foundation supports work critical to reducing barriers to biodiesel acceptance.   All work is paid for thanks to generous donations from individuals and partners.  Thank you to all who have donated over the years.