Spotlight on San Francisco Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference

San Francisco may be the most biodiesel-friendly city in the United States. No other city of its size has shown greater leadership and commitment to biodiesel than the City by the Bay. From city buses to fire trucks to street sweepers, virtually all city diesel vehicles run on B20. At the National Biodiesel Conference this morning, we heard from San … Read More

Scientists for Biodiesel Declaration

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference, Audio

A new initiative was announced at the opening general session of the National Biodiesel Conference Monday – Scientists for Biodiesel. Founder of the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute Dr. Rob Myers made the announcement as co-chair of the campaign with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center President Roger Beachy. “Scientists sometimes have differences of opinion, but this declaration is intended to show … Read More

Diversity to Overcome Adversity

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference, Audio

National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe called on the industry to “leverage diversity to overcome adversity.” “I’m talking about the true spirit of diversity – inclusiveness, respect and most of all unity,” Jobe told the opening general session at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco on Monday morning. Jobe noted that the food versus fuel issue has not gone … Read More

New Holland Support for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference, Audio

One of the first companies to realize the potential of biodiesel for both farmers and farm machinery was our good friend Gene Hemphill with New Holland, pictured here with NBB CEO Joe Jobe. Two years ago, Hemphill received the Biodiesel Innovation Award at this conference for his foresight and support of the industry, which he says goes back over 20 … Read More

Welcome From Chairman and CEO

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference, Audio

Everyone was taking a little time Sunday night to socialize and relax before the real work begins this week, including the chairman and the CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. Pictured here are National Biodiesel Board Chairman Ed Hegland of Minnesota and his wife Dawn with NBB CEO Joe Jobe and his wife Lisa. I did a very brief interview … Read More

Conference Kick Off in San Francisco

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference

The 2009 National Biodiesel Conference is now officially underway following the traditional Super Bowl kickoff party. Whether they were fans of the Cardinals or the Steelers – or just the commercials – everyone enjoyed the wide screens, great eats and comfortable atmosphere of the event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The kick off party was sponsored this year … Read More

Rehagen Previews Conference

John2009 Conference, Audio

Just a couple of days away from the start of the 2009 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and earlier this afternoon, I caught up with Donnell Rehagen, the Chief Operating Officer for the National Biodiesel Board as he was finishing up preparations before flying out Thursday morning for the conference site in San Francisco. Donnell is really excited about the … Read More

Sustainability Featured at Biodiesel Conference

John2009 Conference

Sustainability will be one of the key words at this year’s National Biodiesel Conference & Expo starting this weekend in San Francisco. In fact, the Sustainable Biodiesel Summit starts this Saturday, January 31st… a day before the start of the regular conference, bookended with another sustainability event after the NBB conference. According to the summit’s Web site: As you have … Read More

Biodiesel Conference Starts This Weekend

John2009 Conference

In less than a week, the 2009 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo kicks off in San Francisco! If you’ve never been, let me tell you, this is the premier event for biodiesel in this country… probably in the world… as producers, consumers and advocates of the green fuel converge to trade notes and figure out how to approach this exciting, … Read More

Coverage of the 2009 Biodiesel Conference Begins Here

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference, General

California Here We Come! Coverage of the 2009 Biodiesel Conference and Expo officially starts here on the Biodiesel Conference Blog. The dates are Feb. 1-4, 2009, the place is San Francisco. If you can’t be there – be here to get all the latest sights, sounds and summaries from the nation’s premier biodiesel event! Registration information is available here on … Read More