The National Biodiesel Foundation raised nearly $22,000 at its 4th Annual Silent Auction and raffle. Funding benefits outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel.
“The event not only provides us the opportunity to generate funding but offers a forum to promote the Foundation and showcase current activities and goals,” said Tom Verry, executive director of The Foundation. “We are pleased to see participation of donors and bidders expand over the past years. This is a further indication of the events overall success. We thank all the companies and individuals who donated or participated in the event.”
Additional accomplishments for the National Biodiesel Foundation during 2011 included:
- • Conducted biodiesel education and training as a participant in the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance. Specifically, this project (1) increased the number of states that enforce ASTM standards and biodiesel fuel quality; (2) achieved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for the National Biodiesel Board’s biodiesel technician training curriculum; and (3) trained Clean Cities Coordinators around the country on how to generate and capitalize on media to increase awareness of biodiesel sustainability;
- • 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;
- • Helped promote Bioheat® awareness campaign in New York City achieving significant inroads into a billion gallon heating oil market;
- • Co-hosted the 3rd Annual Biofuels Science and Sustainability Tour, designed to educate congressional members and their staff on the Iowa renewable fuels industry.