CEO exits biodiesel group

Source: Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter • Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016

The National Biodiesel Board is on the hunt for a new leader.

The industry group announced that its CEO of nearly 20 years, Joe Jobe, has left to pursue other opportunities.

Jobe started with the biodiesel trade association in 1997 and was named its chief executive in 1999. Under Jobe’s leadership, the group expanded its membership to include renewable diesel companies and has seen the industry grow to produce almost 2 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013 from over 200 plants across the country.

In a statement, Jobe thanked the biodiesel board and said the fuel source is ready to lead when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

“I want to thank the National Biodiesel Board for giving me the opportunity to work in an industry that is helping to change the world,” Jobe said. “Now is a good time for me to pursue a different path. Biodiesel is positioned to lead the carbon reduction goals of the nation and I can’t wait to see what biodiesel does next.”

The biodiesel group is expected to begin a search for Jobe’s permanent replacement immediately.