WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies in the United States.

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to coordinating the biodiesel industry and educating the public about the fuel. NBB membership is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and processor organizations; biodiesel producers and suppliers; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the National Biodiesel Board to the Diesel Technology Forum,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of DTF. “The NBB has a mission of educating the public and policy makers about the importance of biodiesel as an important component in America’s goal of expanding the use of alternative and renewable energy sources. This is an excellent partnership with the Diesel Technology Forum’s mission of educating policymakers about the economic importance, energy efficiency and environmental progress of clean diesel technology.”

“We share the common goal of assuring that future energy and transportation policies recognize the unique value and capabilities of diesel technology, particularly as it relates to the energy security and environmental benefits of the use of high-quality biodiesel fuels in diesel engines and equipment,” Schaeffer said.

Steve Howell, NBB technical director, said “NBB is excited about our new partnership with the Diesel Technology Forum. Many people do not realize that today’s new technology diesel engines with ultralow sulfur biodiesel blends provide tailpipe emissions as clean or cleaner than natural gas or gasoline, while providing superior fuel economy, horsepower, and durability. In addition, when you combine the increased efficiency diesel engines with the low carbon nature of an Advanced Biofuel like biodiesel, new technology diesel engines are positioned to become the clean - and green - technology of the future.”

The members of the Diesel Technology Forum include OEMs, suppliers, fuel refiners, and device manufacturers who are leading the fight for clean diesel technology, according to DTF.