Representatives Rock The House

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At this morning’s general session a panel discussion was held that featured U. S. Representatives, Collin Peterson (D-MN), Kenny Hulshof (R-MO), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and Dave Wheldon (R-FL). These are also the members of The Second Amendments, the band that played at half time during the Super Bowl party yesterday. They talked about their vision of our nation’s energy future. … Read More

XM Bill Mack Show Live From San Antonio

Chuck2007 Conference, Video

The Bill Mack show on XM Radio is being done live here at the conference each day on the trade show floor. Joe Jobe and Daryl Hannah were guests this morning after the opening session. This video starts out with Joe doing a Convoy rendition but it gets better after that. Biodiesel Conference Blog sponsored by

Media Room Walk Through

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed door of the media room at a conference like this? This video provides you with a glimpse. I did a little walk through of the media room when it was in full action this morning. When you get multiple broadcasts going off at the same time it can get pretty … Read More

John Deere Interview

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As you know by now, the sponsor of the Biodiesel Conference Blog is John Deere. I met with Don Borgman, John Deere representative attending the conference this morning and recorded the interview you can watch above. If it’s not available yet, just give it a few minutes since I just uploaded it. I also recorded it as an audio interview … Read More

Michael Peterson Interview

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Okay. So I lied. Here’s Joe again. This time with Michael Peterson. Michael is a country music star who is a very passionate supporter of farmers. He’s here with us this week and I got a few minutes with him during half time of the Super Bowl. See if you can hear the passion in his voice when he talks … Read More

Hogging The Publicity

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I promise I won’t post another picture of Joe Jobe for at least a few minutes. There’s a big trade show here at the conference and you’ll not only find companies involved in the production and promotion of biodiesel exhibiting here but some unusual vehicles like this one Joe is posing on. It says it’s the Bootlegger and it even … Read More

Larry Hagman Interview

Chuck2007 Conference, Audio

Renewable energy advocate Larry Hagman is on hand here at the the conference. Here he’s being interviewed live on AgriTalk. I caught up to Larry while he was rehearsing his remarks for today’s opening general session. Larry says he’s just installed solar panels to fuel his home and he’s here to learn more about biodiesel. He says he’s got some … Read More

Joe Jobe Opening Speech

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We just can’t get enough of the head guy here on the blog. Joe Jobe kicked off the general session in grand style. Joe talks about the priorities and activities of the National Biodiesel Board. I’m waiting on a transcript of his speech which I’ll post a link to here as soon as I get it. Post Update: Here’s a … Read More

NBB Board Member Bob Metz

Chuck2007 Conference, Audio

One of the board members for NBB is Bob Metz, a soybean grower from South Dakota. He’s pictured here to the right of NBB CEO Joe Jobe. I interviewed Bob about his thoughts on the state of the biodiesel industry, especially from the standpoint of a farmer. He says that soybean growers have invested over $40 million in the development … Read More

Joe on TV

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The CEO of the National Biodiesel Board is Joe Jobe and he’s been a busy guy. Right off the bat on the opening afternoon the local CBS tv station (KENS) caught him in the registration area. This was a nice timely interview which was used in their post-Super Bowl newscast last night. The media are welcomed in and we have … Read More

The Second Amendments

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At half time of the Super Bowl party here at the Conference The Second Amendments played. This is a bipartisan rock band organized by the guitar-playing Minnesota Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson, whose gravelly drawl sings most of the songs. The band includes Reps. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.) on drums, Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) on lead guitar, Jon Porter (R-Nev.) on keyboard and … Read More

Online Photo Album

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I’m uploading all my photos each day to a Flickr Photo Album. I got started this evening and there’s already over 100 photos available. To see the photos now and throughout the conference just visit this link: Biodiesel Conference Photo Album Biodiesel Conference Blog sponsored by

Daryl Says Get Off The Dinosaur

Chuck2007 Conference, Audio

Just like last year, one of the first persons I ran into here is Daryl Hannah. Daryl has been to every National Biodiesel Conference and can’t believe how much it has grown. She’s pictured here with Jenna Higgins, Communications Director for the National Biodiesel Board during rehearsals for tomorrow’s opening general session. I spoke with Daryl about the conference and … Read More

Are You Ready For Some Football and Biodiesel?

Chuck2007 Conference

The excitement is building for the National Biodiesel Conference. I’m on my way and should arrive in time for the Super Bowl party which is one of the “traditional” kickoff events for the conference. We’ll be watching all the action and making new contacts within the industry. I should start posting most frequently starting Monday. So until then . . … Read More

2007 Conference Overview With Joe Jobe

Chuck2007 Conference, Audio

Hello from the biodiesel blogger. Once again this year I’ll be your conference blogger and posting pictures, interviews and video clips during the conference which kicks off this weekend. To get us started I interviewed National Biodiesel Board CEO, Joe Jobe. Joe gives us an overview of what we can expect. You can listen to my interview with Joe here: … Read More

Looking Ahead To 2007

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2007 National Biodiesel ConferenceIt’s time to start thinking National Biodiesel Conference 2007. I’m guessing that’s why we’ve seen a big increase in the number of visitors here to the Biodiesel Conference Blog.

I know we haven’t posted anything since the 2006 Conference but that’s because this is a conference blog. That means that we’ll start posting some news and information leading up to the 2007 event and then it will get hot and heavy during the show.

So keep us on your radar as we get ready for an even bigger and better National Biodiesel Conference in 2007!