top of page
  • Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation

Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant winner announced

The Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation has awarded this year’s Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant to Pranab Adhikari.


Adhikari is currently pursuing a computer-science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


He also works as a data-analyst intern for the city of Madison where he is involved in overseeing the implementation of initiatives such as the B100 biodiesel pilot programs actively contributing to the operation of almost 500 diesel assets on blends of B5, B20 and B100.


This grant provides Adhikari the opportunity to attend this year’s Clean Fuels Sustainability Workshop where he will share his work with industry and scientific leaders in the field.


“The journey into biomass-based diesel is not just a career choice for me, it’s a personal commitment to environmental stewardship and the promotion of sustainable alternatives,” Adhikari wrote in his application. “My experience has taught me that the intersection of technology and alternative fuels is where innovation thrives, and it is this intersection that I aim to explore and contribute to in my future endeavors.”


The Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant was established to help deserving students interested in clean fuels, science and research.


The grant honors scientist and past foundation director Beth Calabotta.


Her legacy and dedication to biodiesel sustainability made a tremendous impact on the industry.


“First offered in 2018, this grant continues Beth’s efforts to encourage students in science and research,” said Tom Verry, executive director of the Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation. “Pranab’s passion, dedication and ongoing work in the field showcases exactly what this grant was meant to support. Beth would be proud.”


Calabotta had an unquenchable love for agriculture and life sciences.


Later in her career, Calabotta’s efforts focused almost solely on the development of biofuels as viable energy alternatives to conventional fuels.


Based on Calabotta’s work, the foundation and the Clean Fuels Alliance America board seek to continue building on the idea that adopting innovative technologies and diversifying markets will produce environmental benefits that can be documented through research and data.

1 comment

1 Comment

Adam Stephens
Adam Stephens
Jun 04

Quite interesting information about education. What I can say on my own is that my college had very poor education, and as a result, when writing literature reviews, I had to turn to the service for help. It’s good that the service employs professional writers who wrote work on time and with high quality!!

Frazier, Barnes & Associates LLC
Agriculture for Energy to Grow Hawaii's Economy
Inflectis Digital Marketing
Clean Fuels Alliance America
Plasma Blue
WWS Trading
Sealless canned motor pump technology
HERO BX: Fuel For Humanity
R.W. Heiden Associates LLC
CPM | Crown Global Companies
Clean Fuels Alliance America
Engine Technology Forum
Biobased Academy
Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition
Missouri Soybeans
Ocean Park
Soy Innovation Challenge
Myande Group
bottom of page