Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel

The next generation of science thought leaders are gearing up to lead America’s energy efforts. And biodiesel, our nation’s only commercially available advanced biofuel, is front and center.

Managed by the National Biodiesel Board, the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel is a free student professional organization to help foster collaboration, networking, and career development. Professors are also encouraged to join.

Students apply for a travel scholarship/presentation opportunity at National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. (Application process closed).

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Students Attend 2017 National Biodiesel Conference

Through the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program, the National Biodiesel Board brings students to the world’s premiere biodiesel event to foster collaboration with tomorrow’s energy leaders.

The 2017 conference brought more than 20 students from across the country and world to the event!

See photos, hear interviews and panel with students at conference.

Biodiesel in the Class Lab: Ensuring Safety in a Learning Environment

They may be tomorrow’s scientists, but they’re eager to make biodiesel today. Watch the webinar for important safety tips, and to learn how one high school teacher earned a $100,000 grant for a biodiesel lab!

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Students Implore EPA Not to Stifle Career Opportunities

Four student leaders of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel added their voices to a cry that biodiesel supporters hope the Environmental Protection Agency hears. The students submitted original comments to EPA staff to express their concern about the proposed cuts to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

Read the news release.

Read the comments.

Next Generation Scientist Co-Chairs

James Anderson, Southern Illinois University (Agricultural Science)

James Brizendine, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Environmental Engineering)

Jennifer Greenstein, North Carolina State University (Plant and Microbial Biology)

Jesse Mayer, University of Nevada, Reno (Biochemistry

Past Co-Chairs

View profiles of past co-chairs.

Founding Members

See our founding members.