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.

Two New Co-Chairs Round Out NGSB Leadership

Meet Shyam Paudel

Meet William Gray

Students Attend 2018 National Biodiesel Conference

Class of 2018 biodiesel scholars attending the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas

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 2018 conference brought more than 20 students from across the country and world to the event!

See photos and listen to a panel with students from a past conference.

WEBINAR: Understanding Biodiesel’s Life Cycle Environmental Impact and New Indirect Land Use Science

If you missed the March 15 webinar about the results of a new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions updates, you can still watch it! The report, recently published by collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory, Purdue University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive lifecycle analysis of biodiesel ever produced. The lifecycle assessment of biodiesel includes indirect land use change (ILUC), the theory which suggests that economic benefits from renewable fuels impact farming patterns globally.

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

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

William R. Gray, Rowan University (Chemical Engineering)

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

Shyam Paudel, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Chemical Engineering)

Past Co-Chairs

View profiles of past co-chairs.

Founding Members

See our founding members.