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.

The Next Generation Shines at 2020 Biodiesel Conference

The class of 2020 in Tampa

About 25 university-level science majors interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry received travel scholarships to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida.

View highlights from 2020.
View highlights from 2019.

Two New Co-Chairs Round Out NGSB Leadership

Photos of Sam Kramer and Kayla Tilton

Meet Sam Kramer

Meet Kayla Tilton

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

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

Sam Kramer, Iowa State University (Chemical Engineering and Economics)

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

Kayla Tilton, National University (San Diego; Master of Public Health Program)

Past Co-Chairs

View profiles of past co-chairs.

Founding Members

View our founding members.