NBB Congratulates Secretary Tom Vilsack on Confirmation

Feb 23, 2021, 3:08 PM
Biodiesel industry welcomes Vilsack's return to role as agriculture, biofuel champion


Contact: Paul Winters

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) congratulated Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as the U.S. Senate confirmed him to again serve in the role. In his confirmation hearing, Vilsack emphasized that "biofuels continue to play a role in reducing emissions and providing job opportunities in all parts of the country."

Kurt Kovarik, NBB's Vice President of Federal Affairs, states, "On behalf of NBB's members, I want to congratulate Secretary Vilsack and thank him for his commitments to the Renewable Fuel Standard and to continuing to build infrastructure for higher blends of biodiesel. The biodiesel industry very much looks forward to working with him to ensure that biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels continue to be key components of the nation's efforts to meet climate goals while also growing rural economies."

The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports 65,000 U.S. jobs and more than $17 billion in economic activity each year. Every 100 million gallons of production supports 3,200 jobs and $780 million in economic opportunity. Biodiesel production supports approximately 13 percent of the value of each U.S. bushel of soybeans.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel and renewable diesel are better, cleaner fuels that are available now for use in existing diesel engines without modification. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel and renewable diesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors.


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