The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is hosting some of the most prestigious biofuels scientists in the world during its annual meeting now underway in Phoenix, Ariz. Among those attending are students who are members of "Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel", formed last year to demonstrate and grow support for biodiesel among tomorrow's scientific leaders.
The student scientists will meet with some of the leading biodiesel scientists while at the conference, including NBB technical director Steve Howell; Bob McCormick, principal engineer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Mike Haas of the USDA; and Gina Clapper of the American Oil Chemists' Society.
As members of "Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel", students from a wide variety of colleges and universities have signed a declaration of support for biodiesel. National Biodiesel Board director for sustainability Don Scott says these students are the future scientists who will develop and improve energy solutions, and bringing them into the biodiesel community.