In 2021, the National Biodiesel Board and Biodiesel Alliance project successfully executed another student program for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel to attend the Virtual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo, Jan. 20 – 23. In all, 21 students attended the event, supported by the United Soybean Board, the National Biodiesel Foundation, the National Biodiesel Board and Kansas Soybean Commission.
Here's what they had to say about the event.
“I really enjoyed the National Biodiesel Conference. The professional discussion sessions were impactful for me as a young researcher/engineer because they educated me on the policy and market dynamics that provide for biodiesel production. The new information and perspectives I gained will shape my senior thesis, future undergraduate biodiesel research at Missouri S&T, and my regard for biodiesel quality, sustainability, and policy in my future career. Thank you Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel and sponsors for making my attendance and the conference possible!” -- Elizabeth Pomerenke/Missouri University of Science and Technology/Chemical Engineering
“This conference gave me some insights I did not consider in this debate before. The message of “Better, Cleaner, Now!” is absolutely accurate. I believe that biodiesel is an immediate aid to a generations long issue. It is a fuel that is currently available and provides sustainability through its carbon neutrality.” – Justin Walck/University of Kansas/Undergrad/Chemical Engineering
“This conference has really opened my eyes to the complexities of the energy problem faced around the world today. Before this conference, I already had a passion for renewable energy. This passion is now even larger, and I feel that I understand more about how to implement new renewable energy technologies and the challenges that face each type of fuel.” – Mary Sevart/University of Kansas/Chemical Engineering
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