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Sustainability

NBF's Biennial Sustainability Workshop Focuses on Technical Issues Associated with Sustainability and Land Use Change

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Market Development & Economic Research

The Foundation supports projects that raise awareness of biodiesel performance, economic benefits, and sustainability.

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Feedstock Research

The Foundation is researching potential projects and funding opportunities for feedstock research projects.

The Foundation actively researches grant opportunities that help fund biodiesel research and infrastructure projects. We collaborate with partners on outreach efforts showcasing biodiesel and educating fleets and the general public on biodiesel’s air quality and low carbon benefits. Currently, the Foundation was awarded three grants for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Program. EPA offers funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions from existing engines.


Summary of IDOT NBF Grant

Project period: 10/1/2020- 9/30/2023

EPA Region 7

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (statutory authority)

The project will fund the purchase of two (2) new replacement multi-purpose Class 8 utility vehicles, equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology that will operate on B100 (100% biodiesel) - 90% of the time or more. Both vehicles will have EPA approved engines and chassis. Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) is NBF’s project partner and recipient. The project will offer a technical training for Iowa DOT technicians and managers on operation and maintenance of the Optimus B100 Vector Technology as well as other outreach events to promotion the project and B100. Project partners will promote the project and its outcomes on websites, social media outlets, and during strategic meetings.


Summary of DC Dept. of Public Works Grant- Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) National Grant

Project period: 10/1/2020- 9/30/2023

EPA Region 3

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (statutory authority)

The project will fund the purchase of 24 short haul utility (Class 6-8) new replacement vehicles, equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) that will operate on B100 (100% biodiesel) - 90% of the time or more. All vehicles will have EPA-approved engines and chassis. The project’s subrecipients are the District’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and DC Water. DPW’s fleet is a municipal utility sector and will receive funding for 15 Class 8 refuse haulers. Similarly, DC Water’s fleet will receive funding for nine Class 6-8 vehicles. The vehicle types are varied and include: dump, heavy utility, basin, jet vac, bucket, hydrant, and inspection trucks). The project will include:

  • A technical training for DPW and DC Water technicians and managers on operation and maintenance of the Optimus B100 Vector Technology;
  • A public outreach event regarding the project and the B100 vehicles;
  • Promotional efforts by partners regarding the project and its outcomes on websites and social media feeds, through other media outlets, and at strategic meetings; and
  • Community engagement specifically highlighting environmental justice and air quality benefits of this project.