Student Scientist Receives Grant from Biodiesel Foundation

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Foundation has announced the recipient of the first Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant is studying Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University.

Mary Kate Mitchell received the $2,000 award to participate in the Biodiesel Sustainability Workshop in St. Louis, MO on September 27, with the remaining funds applied toward academics. Mitchell is a member of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.

“The National Biodiesel Foundation established this annual grant to help deserving full-time students interested in science, research and biodiesel sustainability,” explained Foundation President Jeff Lynn. “The grant honors scientist Beth Calabotta, whose legacy and dedication to biodiesel sustainability made an impact on the industry.”

The Foundation and the National Biodiesel Board want the grant to continue building on Beth’s work that adopting innovative technologies and diversifying markets will produce environmental benefits that can be documented through research and data.

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