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New Technical Director Fortifies Biodiesel Team


On track to again break annual production records this year, the National Biodiesel Board and industry welcome Scott Fenwick as the newest staff member. Fenwick brings more than 20 years’ experience in the industry to bolster an already strong team.



“As America’s first advanced biofuel to hit one billion gallons annual production, biodiesel has begun to break the petroleum stronghold on transportation fuel. That success would not be possible without a quality product and a robust technical program,” said CEO Joe Jobe. “Scott is exactly the right ingredient to fortify this excellent team and maintain biodiesel’s sustainable volume growth.”


 


Fenwick is the current Chairman of the BQ9000 Commission and is an officer of the ASTM Committee D02 that presides over the current biodiesel specifications and test methods. Fenwick has spent the majority of his career working within the fuel inspection industry. He has managed several independent fuel labs within the Gulf Coast, including an active technical role for global biofuel specifications.  In addition to having been previously employed by ADM as their Biofuels Technical Services Representative, his most recent experience was with Inspectorate America Corporation as their Biofuels Technical Business Manager.  Fenwick provided quality assurance services to companies involved with production, blending and distribution with a concentration on renewable fuels.  He has over 20 years’ experience with the production, transportation, storage and usage of fuels.


As Technical Director Fenwick takes on the day-to-day management responsibilities of running the technical program and expanding NBB’s technical reach to better match the growing industry needs and challenges. The move introduces the Technical Director role as a staff position in the Jefferson City office and elevates long-time biodiesel industry technical leader Steve Howell as Senior Technical Advisor. The change will more fully utilize Howell’s senior level of experience to continue the outstanding progress he has forged for biodiesel with third parties and global technical committees.

Adding Fenwick to the NBB staff roster further builds on changes announced earlier this summer that demonstrate the biodiesel industry’s growing significance in our transportation energy picture. Lindsay Fitzgerald was brought on to fill a new position overseeing regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C. She previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency, where she served as a specialist in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality working on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NBB has also hired former U.S. Rep. Kenney Hulshof on an interim basis for direct outreach to key contacts in the House.
 

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