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"We're pleased to be joining the
National Biodiesel Board and their members at this conference to expand our cooperative effort to advance clean diesel and high quality biodiesel fuel," said
Ezra Finkin, DTF's Director of Policy and External Relations. In 2012, the National Biodiesel Board joined the DTF as an Allied Member.
"Clean diesel vehicle and equipment manufacturers and biodiesel producers share a future destiny – all which is linked to the diesel engine. Billions of dollars has been invested in research to advance diesel technology, meet customer demand and achieve EPA's near zero emissions standards. Biodiesel producers have made similar investments anticipating a future with expanded use of domestically produced biofuels in diesel engines of all kinds," Finkin said.
"Advancements in biodiesel refining and record production last year along with a great interest in second generation renewable fuels are all exciting topics at this gathering. There is no question that the use of high quality renewable biofuels will help assure that diesel can compete alongside natural gas, ethanol, or electricity. To be successful, however, we must work together to ensure that car and truck owners and all users of biodiesel fuels have a positive experience, within the manufacturers recommendations on fuel specifications.
"Assuring that biodiesel blends are consistent high-quality fuels at the pump at every location throughout the U.S. is a tall order, but one that is not out of reach, with the right attention and commitments," Finkin said. "Likewise, for states and regions that chose to advance the use of biofuels, a consistent approach would also be a significant step forward."