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.

Student Scientists Learn, Connect at 2019 National Biodiesel Conference

The Class of 2019

Many university-level science majors interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry received travel scholarships to attend the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego. Schools represented included Purdue University, Louisiana State University, and the University of California Riverside.

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Two New Co-Chairs Round Out NGSB Leadership

Meet Shyam Paudel.

Meet William Gray.

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

View our founding members.