Cognis QTA® Joins National Biodiesel Board Webinar Program

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Cognis Corporation, through its QTA® System business has partnered with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) as the exclusive InfraRed analytical system Webinar partner through AllThingsBiodiesel.com.

NBB is always looking for ways to communicate new and/or innovative technologies to its members.

Cognis Corporation, through its QTA® System business has partnered with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) as the exclusive InfraRed analytical system Webinar partner through AllThingsBiodiesel.com.

Cognis Corporation's reports that their innovative QTA System monitors processes, improves yields and eliminates costly mistakes by quickly and easily testing feedstock and B100 with detailed results in less than two minutes. "We are happy to welcome Cognis QTA as a partner in our webinar program," said Doug Whitehead, Director of Operations for NBB. "NBB is always looking for ways to communicate new and/or innovative technologies to its members."

"QTA has been a supporter of NBB's mission for several years and we look forward to bringing our experience with leading-edge biodiesel process and quality testing approaches to the many participants in NBB's Webinars", added Barbara Stefl, Cognis' Global Business Director.

AllThingsBiodiesel.com's Webinar Program provides the partner opportunities to not only advertise their products and services on the website but also provide educational web-based presentations to NBB members. NBB plans to hold the first in a series of webinars with Cognis following the February conference. For more information about the Webinar Program, go to AllThingsBiodiesel.com. or call 1-800-841-5849.

AllThingsBiodiesel.com is part of the NBB family of web sites and provides NBB members and the biodiesel industry the opportunity to buy and sell services, and share information online. AllThingsBiodiesel.com is the retail web site for NBB and offers an online directory, classifieds, store and social exchange.

About Cognis QTA
QTA® is a service business of Cognis Corporation-- a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,900 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2008, Cognis recorded sales of about 3 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 351 million euros.

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