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Scientists urging biodiesel support

A group of scientists are endorsing the use of biodiesel and encouraging their peers to add their support, according to information from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB).

Bob Myers, a founder and director of the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, called for participation in "Scientists for Biodiesel" at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in San Francisco CA.

Joining Myers in the appeal is Roger Beachy of the Donald Danfroth Plant Science Center.

"Scientists sometimes have differences of opinion, but this declaration is intended to show the broad consensus among scientists about the benefits of biodiesel," Myers said. "Our goal is to increase awareness and information sharing about the depth and breadth of the scientific research behind biodiesel that contributes to its sustainability."

The declaration also calls for more investment into the scientific needs associated with the bioenergy source.

More information about the scientists' program can be found online at

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