Biodiesel Magazine: Biodiesel Innovator, NGSB Supporter Dallas Hanks Dies at 51

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

From Biodiesel Magazine (July 1, 2014):

The biodiesel industry suffered a major loss last week when Dallas Hanks, 51 years old, died of cancer. A native of Burley, Idaho, Hanks earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Utah State University, and pioneered the idea of growing biofuel feedstock on nontraditional lands.

Hanks was a big supporter of and contributor to the National Biodiesel Board’s Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Program, where student scientists could be offered scholarships to attend industry events and other scientific mentoring activities. To honor Hanks’ contributions to biodiesel research, the National Biodiesel Foundation has established the Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund, the proceeds of which will be used to advance the original objectives of the program and assist in carrying out the visionary work started by Hanks.

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