The National Biodiesel Foundation held another very successful raffle ticket fundraiser during the Super Bowl party last night. Here are some of the Foundation’s accomplishments last year.
2011 highlights include several notable accomplishments:
We conducted biodiesel education and training as a participant in the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance. Specifically, we increased the number of states that enforce ASTM standards and biodiesel fuel quality, achieved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for the National Biodiesel Board’s biodiesel technician training curriculum, and trained Clean Cities Coordinators around the country on how to generate and capitalize on media thus increasing awareness of biodiesel sustainability.
We coordinated and administered the Department of Energy Clean Cities grant which established biodiesel terminals and stations across the US. The primary objective of this project is to displace approximately 86 million gallons of petroleum-based diesel.
We helped leverage a $1 million Bioheat® awareness campaign in New York City achieving significant inroads into a billion gallon heating oil market.
We co-hosted the 3rd Annual Biofuels Science and Sustainability Tour, designed to educate congressional members and their staff on the Iowa renewable fuels industry.
I caught John Heisdorffer, Iowa Soybean Association, Foundation President, in the video telling us about it.