After his speech this morning EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson visited the Ride & Drive area outside the convention center. One of the things he said was, “Renewable fuels like biodiesel are the next step in our steady march toward cleaner, healthier air.” He also said that, “President Bush and the EPA are encouraging investments in the technology that are powering … Read More
Daimler Chrysler, VP of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development, Deborah Morrissett made remarks at the general session today.. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
At today’s general session we got to hear from EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. He talked about the Bush Administation’s support for renewable fuels and referred back to the state of the union speech last week. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
At first glance you may think he’s running for office and getting ready to kiss the baby. Actually it’s Josh Tickell getting ready to sign a book for this lady. If you haven’t purchased your book yet I’m sure you can still find one at the NBB booth in the trade show.
The “Biodiesel America” Book party took place in a beautiful setting at the Omni hotel. There was plenty of good food and friendly faces. These guys played some very good light jazz.
After the trade show on Monday it was time for the “Biodiesel America” book signing party at the Omni. These folks were there early getting set up for a brisk business.
There is no better way to generate traffic to a trade show booth than to have a live tap and free beer. That’s what the folks at BASF did yesterday afternoon. It was Yellowtail Pale Ale, from a local microbrewery. I don’t think it lasted too long!
It looks like a book store but it is the National Biodiesel Board booth. They’re selling Josh Tickell’s book here but there’s a lot more information available. Stop by and meet the staff and learn more about what NBB is doing besides this conference.
Earth Biofuels has several vehicles on display as previously mentioned. Here’s another one that has a pretty unique look and is getting a lot of attention.
The National Biodiesel Board CEO, Joe Jobe, got things started this morning. He visited the media room this afternoon and we talked about how the conference is going so far here in San Diego. You can listen to my interview with Joe here: Joe Jobe Interview (6:18) min. MP3 File) Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To … Read More
Yesterday one of the pre-conference sessions was on BQ-9000 and I promised you an interview. So here you go. I spent a few minutes with Mark IV Consulting’s Leland Tong. Leland explains the BQ-9000 quality assurance program and points to a website where you can get more information. You can listen to my interview with Leland here: Leland Tong Interview … Read More
The AgriTalk show is here in San Diego. Here’s host Mike Adams live this morning from the media room. If you want to listen to the show you can visit their archives page where you’ll find it by date.
Taking the term, “green machine,” to a whole new level is the shiny Earth Biofuels vehicle that’s on display here in the convention center. There are actually a number of vehicles on display. I’ll try to find out more about them and fill you in when I do.
While we’re on the subject of press conferences how about the one today with Luke Perry and Daryl Hannah. Daryl is sure getting on the blog a lot isn’t she? Luke and Daryl held a press conference this afternoon. Afterward they were headed out to the Ride and Drive (I’ll have more on that later). I’ve got audio from the … Read More
After he spoke on stage at the opening session, Josh Tickell, author of “Biodiesel America” participated in a press conference. I thought you might be interested to see what one of these press conferences is like so I took a short video clip for you to watch. You can download the news release here: Biodiesel America Release (Word doc) You … Read More
I know I already posted an interview with Daryl Hannah but I also recorded her comments this morning at the opening general session. Daryl said she was nervous speaking off the cuff in front of such a big crowd so she wrote out her remarks. Sounds good Daryl. Keep it up! Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How … Read More
We’ll have a book signing party later tonight but to get our interest up Josh Tickell, author of “Biodiesel America” made remarks during the opening session. Tickell talked about the need for renewable fuels and gave some interesting statistics about how quickly we consume fuel every day. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
At the opening general session, USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr, gave a speech. He talked about President Bush’s interest and support for renewable fuels even though he’s an oil man from Texas. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
The Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Darryl Brinkman. Darryl spoke during the opening general session. He’s a farmer from Illinois and welcomed everyone to the conference and talked about the huge growth in the industry. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
The conference has officially kicked off with the opening general session. To get us started, NBB CEO Joe Jobe, welcomed everyone and discussed the current situation in the biodiesel industry. The opening session also included remarks from NBB Chairman, Darryl Brinkman, USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr and Biodiesel America author, Josh Tickell. I’ll be posting audio from their … Read More