FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2013
Contact: Ben Evans/NBB
Biodiesel Trade Group Strengthens D.C. Presence
Former EPA Fuels Specialist Named Director of Regulatory Affairs
WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced Tuesday that it has hired Lindsay Fitzgerald to fill a new position overseeing regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C.
Fitzgerald comes to NBB from the EPA, where she served as a specialist in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality working on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Fitzgerald, who has previous experience as a research analyst and legal assistant, is a graduate of Indiana University in Pennsylvania and a native of Skippack, Pa.
“We are excited to hire someone of Lindsay’s skills and experience and to be expanding our office to better meet the needs of our growing industry,” said Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs. “Biodiesel is already a great RFS success story, and adding Lindsay to our team will only build on that success.”
“Her extensive knowledge of the RFS will be a tremendous benefit to our industry and to our members as they navigate the program,” Steckel added. “We look forward to working with EPA to ensure that advanced biofuels and the RFS continue meeting our goals of increasing U.S. energy security, strengthening the economy and reducing emissions.”
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. It is the first and only commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's definition as an Advanced Biofuel - meaning the EPA has determined that it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent when compared with petroleum diesel. It is produced in nearly every state in the country and last year supported some 50,000 jobs nationwide. NBB is the U.S. biodiesel trade association.
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