Biodiesel Music Available

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I’m going to close out our online coverage of this year’s National Biodiesel Conference with one more post on Emily Richards and Jason Brock. The photo is from one of the screens that was displaying them during their time on stage at the conference. Emily announced that she and Jason have been working on a music project since last year’s … Read More

More On RFS-2

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With RFS-2 being such an important topic to anyone in the industry right now I conducted another interview on the subject with Larry Schafer, The Diamond Group. Larry moderated one of the panel discussions on the subject at the conference. He says that the EPA has published the regulatory rules on line and there are a number of forms that … Read More

Eye On Biodiesel Awards

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The NBB’s 2010 “Eye on Biodiesel Award” categories and their winners are: Impact: Terry Taylor, Sysco Corporation. Sysco, North America’s leading foodservice marketer and distributor, has led the way in implementing biodiesel in private industry. The company first began using biodiesel in 2005 as part of its comprehensive sustainability program. Terry Taylor, Sr., Director ˆ National Purchasing, says he saw … Read More

Biodiesel Family

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It’s about time to fly home from the National Biodiesel Conference so I thought I’d leave you with some more music from Emily Richards and Jason Brock. This is from their new Brown album which is available via ccMixter. I’ll get a link from them to post for you later. I have a number of items that I’ll post after … Read More

Closing Comments From Joe Jobe

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Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board took the stage to lead the final general session today. I spoke to him afterward to get his comments on the conference and the industry in light of what the speakers have said during the last several days. Joe says “it’s really been good” referring to the conference. There was an expectation … Read More

Notes On RFS-2

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We have had three panels discussions on the new RFS-2 and they had to be moved to larger than scheduled rooms to handle all the people who want to hear about the new rules. You are encouraged to look to the National Biodiesel Board as a significant source of information on this very important subject. They will be compiling more … Read More

Looking Into Biodiesel Feedstock Future

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Besides our panel discussion this morning addressing feedstock realities we also heard from Anne Frick, Prudential, who also addressed the topic. To start her comments Anne says the industry depends on an ample supply of reasonably priced feedstocks. She talks about the international market since soybean oil is currently the major feedstock and it is impacted so much by what … Read More

NBB Governing Board Takes Stage

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I’m really glad I brought along a wide angle lens to get a group photo of the Governing Board of the National Biodiesel Board. These folks were recognized on stage during our final session today for their work in leading the organization. Remember that you can find larger sized versions of all the photos I’m posting, including this one in … Read More

Feedstock Realities

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The final general session of the conference featured a panel session titled, “Feeding the Biodiesel Machine: Understanding Feedstock Realities of Today and Tomorrow.” Captivating new feedstocks for biodiesel have grabbed headlines around the world. But which hold the most promise for expanding the biodiesel industry’s immediate and long-term feedstock needs? What’s the secret behind playing the commodities market… and winning? … Read More

It’s Time For A Fuel Change

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Okay biodiesel fans. I’ve got a lot of content to post here and hope to have it all up by tomorrow afternoon. It’s a travel day home after the end of this year’s conference. If you’ve ever attended a National Biodiesel Conference then you know Emily Richards and Jason Brock. These music stars are passionate about their belief in renewable … Read More

Member Reception

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After all the sessions were completed today members of the National Biodiesel Board got to relax with a nice reception. If you’re not a member of the NBB then you should become one! We’re going to have another great day of sessions tomorrow with a morning general session on Understanding Feedstock Realities of Today and Tomorrow. I’ll be posting information … Read More

Enterprise Plans Fleet Conversion To Biodiesel

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Enterprise Holdings made a major announcement this morning at the Conference. Enterprise Holdings today announced plans for its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental airport shuttle buses across more than 50 North American markets to begin using at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5). Pictured at the press conference are (l-r) … Read More

Petroleum Panel

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If you’re wanting to know where biodiesel will sit at the oil company table then you’re in luck because we had a morning panel discussion that included experts in the field to talk about it. The RFS-2 will likely mean that these companies will be adding biofuels to their product lines which has the potential to double biodiesel production in … Read More

Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Addresses Conference

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack couldn’t be with us in person but he was via pre-recorded video. He says the the President has made revitalizing rural America a priority at USDA and that renewable energy production, including biodiesel must be a part of it. He says that he knows how important the extension of the biodiesel tax credit is … Read More

NBB Chairman On Stage To Fuel Change

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Today’s general session featured National Biodiesel Board Chairman Ed Hegland. He’s completing his final term as Chairman. He started his comments by reminding everyone that today is the anniversary of daylight savings time which was created to conserve on our energy supply during World War I. It was an innovative idea then, and when it comes to the innovative work … Read More

Texas State Representative Honored

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During the opening session of the Conference a special award was presented on stage. Texas Representative Rick Hardcastle received the “Texas House Member of the Year Award.” He’s from Vernon, TX. The award is presented annual by the the Biodiesel Coalition of Texas. Making the presentation on stage was Jess Hewitt, Gulf Hydrocarbon, Inc. National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album Share … Read More

Conference Trade Show

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The National Biodiesel Conference trade show is in full swing. This evening we had a networking reception in the Expo Hall sponsored by SGS North America. Here are our sponsor all in smiles at their booth. The trade show provides a great opportunity to visit with companies and service providers for the industry. There is a central “networking” area set … Read More

NBB Chairman Ed Hegland

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The Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Ed Hegland, seen here as a guest on today’s AgriTalk show. Ed says that attendance was something they were very concerned about here at the Conference due to the state of the industry and the weather but they had to bring in 100 extra chairs to the opening general session so he … Read More

AgriTalking With New Holland

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Our sponsor for the National Biodiesel Conference Blog is New Holland. Unfortunately, Gene Hemphill, New Holland, was not able to join us here due to the weather problems on the east coast. However, he did participate in today’s AgriTalk program which was conducted live in the media room here at the Conference. Pictured is AgriTalk host Mike Adams who spoke … Read More

Economist Don Reynolds Optimistic For Future

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Economist Don Reynolds was the keynote speaker at the opening general session. He appeared on stage two years ago and predicted the problems in our economy. Today he started out on a very optimistic note in part due to his belief that we’ll continue to see a growing recovery of the economy. His comments were meant to help participants define … Read More