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SD Soybean Checkoff’s Tim Ostrem Elected to National Biodiesel Governing Board

Feb 15, 2020

As a member-driven and member-focused trade association, the National Biodiesel Board welcomed their membership for their annual fall meeting, November 18-20 in Washington D.C. to focus on critical policy initiatives and move the biodiesel industry forward.

During the meeting, the membership elected representatives from the industry to serve on the Governing Board to help the development and success of biodiesel.

Tim Ostrem of Centerville, SD, was elected to this Governing Board for a two-year term. He is the District 2 Director of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and has served as a member of the NBB for the past 5 years.

“Over the past five years representing South Dakota to the National Biodiesel Board, Tim Ostrem has been a strong advocate for research and communication that expands the nearly three-billion-gallon U.S. market for biodiesel – America’s advanced biofuel. It is critical that NBB is led by a strong team from all sectors of the industry, and our membership eagerly welcomes Tim to that team,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen.

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. 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. For more about biodiesel, visit