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WBA Welcomes The Exploring Biodiesel Regional Seminars

Media Contact: Todd Maahs, (608) 698-1534 or todd@toddmaahs.com

MADISON – The Wisconsin Soybean Association is excited to welcome The Exploring Biodiesel Regional Seminars (XBX), hosted by The National Biodiesel Board (NBB). This free event is offered to give valuable insights and opportunities into the integration of low-carbon liquid fuels on a national level for fuel wholesalers, distributers, marketers, fleets, and more.

Attendees will learn from XBX speakers about policies that will improve future business decisions as well as lean about the complex world of fuel markets.

Attendees can expect to gain valuable insight on how low-carbon liquid fuels can be leveraged not only as a cleaner burning, renewable alternative to diesel fuel, but as a means to increase market share and enhance the liquid fuels supply chain while providing end users with exceptional performance, efficiency, and cost benefits.

“This year’s event will cover new and emerging policy initiatives, consumer trends, and potential pathways for organizations to move towards carbon neutrality while navigating the notable fuel challenges currently impacting diesel, gasoline, and heating oil performance,” said Paul Nazzaro, NBB Supply Chain Manager. “We’re excited to bring this critical information to the marketplace and we couldn’t do it without the generous support of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and our sponsors. We look forward to seeing you in September.”

The XBX will take place Thursday, September 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

Biodiesel benefits the environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies biodiesel as an advanced biofuel, meaning its lifecycle green-house gas (GHG) emissions are at least 50% lower than baseline petroleum diesel. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. Compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel, biodiesel has several environmental benefits:

  • Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gases by 89 percent
  • Lowers airborne particulate matter by 47 percent, reduces smog and results in cleaner air
  • Reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 67 percent
  • For every unit of fossil energy it takes to produce biodiesel, 3.5 units of renewable energy are returned —the best of any U.S. fuel

To find out more about the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, visit wisoybean.org.


About the National Biodiesel Board

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry. Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. For more information about NBB, visit the website biodiesel.org.


About the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board

Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSBA) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization that leads efforts in soybean research and the expansion of soybean market opportunities. Established in 1983 as a part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the board works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin’s 11,000 soybean growers. It builds soybean demand, creates new uses for soybeans, and focuses on soybean disease research. The Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) represents soybean farmer-members to positively impact regulatory and legislative issues on a local, state and national level. For more information about WSBA, visit the website wisoybean.org.