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.

30 Students Attend 2015 National Biodiesel Conference

Neil Hendren, University of Colorado-Boulder, discusses his research with Alan Weber during a poster session

Neil Hendren, University of Colorado-Boulder, discusses his research with Alan Weber during a poster session

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.

Read and see more.

  • Coverage of the 2014 conference can be found here.
  • Coverage of the 2013 conference can be found here.
  • Coverage of the 2012 conference can be found here.

Scholarship Program Brings 30 Next-Gen Scientists to Biodiesel Conference

The 2015 class of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The 2015 class of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

In January, up-and-coming scientists joined the 900 biodiesel supporters attending the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.

About 30 student members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel traveled to the event, many on scholarships through the National Biodiesel Board.

See a photo album and hear interviews with students on the conference blog.

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!

Watch now!

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

Dan Browne, Texas A&M University (Biochemistry)

James Anderson, Southern Illinois University (Agricultural Science)

Katie Heil, University of Colorado – Boulder (Electrical Engineering)

Mike Morgan, Utah State University (Biochemistry)

Past Co-Chairs

View profiles of past co-chairs.

Founding Members

See our founding members.

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