Minnesota farmer and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Director Chris Hill will continue to spread the good word about biodiesel after being reelected to the Clean Fuels Alliance America governing board. Hill, who earned reelection during the annual Clean Fuels Membership Meeting Nov. 6-8 in Washington, D.C., is beginning his second two-year term on the board.
“I joined this board having some background working in the biodiesel industry, but more importantly I joined as a soybean farmer looking to do what’s best for soybeans,” Hill said. “Biofuels play a big role in the soybean industry.”
Formerly known as the National Biodiesel Board, Clean Fuels helps to aid biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel in being recognized as a mainstream low-carbon fuel option with superior performance and emission characteristics.
“We need to continue to educate our lawmakers on how biodiesel is making significant strides in reducing our carbon footprint and our federal policies should reflect that,” Hill said. “The EPA needs to increase their Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to keep biodiesel processors in business, which in turn supports our soybean farmers.”
Hill serves on the finance committee of the Clean Fuels governing board and is also a director with the American Soybean Association. Hill raises soybeans and corn in Brewster, and his family also operates a warehouse elevator. His position on Clean Fuels is supported by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.
Clean Fuels Alliance America is the national trade organization association representing the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries. Based in Jefferson City, Mo., Clean Fuels works to create sustainable industry growth through education communication, governmental affairs and quality assurance programs.