There’s no picture for this post. That’s because I’m providing you with a link to 105 pictures. It’s an online Flickr photo album of pictures from the conference. Some you’ve seen and some you haven’t. So, use this link: 2006 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album It will take you to the photo album set where you can look at them … Read More
Here’s the Board of Directors for the National Biodiesel Board. They got their picture taken with Willie too.
The NBB staff got to have their picture taken with Willie. I don’t know about you but these folks put on a heck of a conference! Let’s see how it goes next year when we double the attendance again.
I don’t know how many places you’ll see this many types of fuel for sale. This is at the Pearson Ford Fuel Deport where we had Wednesday’s big promotion with Willie. I know it’s a little hard to see on a small picture but besides your regular types of unleaded you’ll find ethanol, diesel, bio-diesel, natural gas and propane.
The Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Darryl Brinkman. He’s a farmer from Illinois and was one busy man this week. In the interview he talks about the mood of the people attending the conference. He describes how the NBB got started with soybean checkoff dollars and that he thinks it’s been a wise investment. You can listen my … Read More
Here’s a picture of all the “Eye On Biodiesel Award” winners. They are (l to r): Willie & Annie Nelson, Don Borgman/John Deere, Bob McCormick/National Renewable Energy Lab, and Jim Evanoff/Yellowstone National Park. You can download the news release here.
Josh Tickell is the “Biodiesel America” author who spoke at the first general session of the conference. I got to sit down with him for a personal interview. Although I asked him not to give away the exciting ending of the book Josh does pretty well summarize what you’ll find if you buy his book. You can order it from … Read More
As you probably know, we’ve created a series of podcasts from most of the audio files and interviews that’s I’ve created at the conference. One of the interviews I conducted was with NBB board member, Greg Anderson, a farmer from Nebraska. When I mentioned podcasting to him he pulled his iPod Nano out of his pocket. How cool is that? … Read More
The conference closed with a live XM Satellite Radio broadcast in the ballroom that featured Willie Nelson and several people like NBB CEO Joe Jobe. The show is Bill Mack, The Satellite Cowboy, on the Open Road channel (171). I know there’s a lot of interest in getting copies of the show and that’s being looked into as a possibility. … Read More
We had a big promotional event today at Pearson Ford Fuel Depot here in San Diego. This took place after the conference which is why I haven’t posted much since this morning. I’ll be having a lot more in the next several days so stay with me. Back to today though. Willie Nelson Biodiesel, the company in which Nelson is … Read More
Willie Nelson and his wife Annie received an “Eye On Biodiesel Award” from the National Biodiesel Board this morning. Later, I was able to interview both of them during his big media event at the Pearson Ford Fuel Depot where they announced that they would begin selling “Bio-Willie.” You can listen to my interview with Willie and Annie here: Willie … Read More
I’m guessing that you are wondering what Willie Nelson had to say. I’ll have a lot more Willie here later today or tomorrow. I recorded his press conference and you can listen to his answers to questions from the reporters. Unfortunately we weren’t able to record the questions. You can listen to the Willie Nelson press conference here: Willie Nelson … Read More
After the concert last night it was time for a little group love. I’ll plug Emily’s website one more time if you’d like to find out how to order her music. You can find her using this link.
Just in case you want to see what the rest of the guitarist/guitar looks like. Since I only showed part of it in the last post. This is Jason Brock and you can find him on his website at Song Server.
This guiter is powered by biodiesel. Well, actually it’s powered by guitarist Jason Brock who is also covering the conference as a reporter. You can find out more about what he’s up to on Song Server, his website.
We had a great time last night at the Emily Richards Concert. I’m going to post several pictures from it before moving on to Willie Nelson who is currently on the XM Satellite Radio broadcast in the closing session.
Emily Richards gave a great performance last night at 4th & B. One of the songs she played was dedicated to the people in the biodiesel business. It’s the same one I provided a link to yesterday (Sacrifice) and it’s included in the section of her concert that I edited out for you here. You can listen to a couple … Read More
Before the Emily Richards concert last night we heard Rebecca Fitzsimmons sing. You can listen to her set here: Rebecca Fitzsimmons Set (9:38) min. MP3 File)
I mentioned the Ride & Drive before and never actually got a chance to do it myself. During the first two days of the conference you could take a spin around San Diego in the latest diesel vehicles like this Dodge Ram 2500. Other vehicles that were available included a Jeep Liberty CRD, Volkswagon Jetta TDI and Chevy Express 2500. … Read More
Tonight we get to see Emily Richards perform. Emily is a singer/songwriter that vocally supports biodiesel. She really looks good on a bike too! I interviewed Emily earlier in the day to learn about why and how she supports renewable fuels. Emily says biodiesel is bada*s! You can learn more about her on her website. You can listen to my … Read More