National Biodiesel Board Shares “Vision 2020”

Cindy Zimmerman2020 Conference, Audio, General

The 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo kicked off Tuesday in Tampa with a new industry vision for a new decade. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen unveiled the new industry vision statement in his state of the industry remarks to attendees. Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable jet fuel will be recognized as mainstream low-carbon fuel options with superior performance … Read More

Cummins Crate Engine Repowers Clean Cruiser

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, General, Video

In the early 1900s, Clessie Cummins founded the Cummins Engine Company in Indiana and proceeded to demonstrate the benefits of the diesel engine by repowering automobiles, race cars, buses and trucks. A century later, the company is continuing the legacy by enabling passionate enthusiasts to repower their own iconic vehicles with the R2.8 Turbo Diesel crate engine. The Clean Cruiser … Read More

Panel Addresses Biodiesel Policy Issues

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Audio, General

National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik welcomed a panel of industry experts to the stage at the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference Tuesday to discuss the political balance in the 116th Congress and the challenges and opportunities for achieving biodiesel policy priorities. Policy panel participants included former members of Congress Byron Dorgan and Kenny Hulshof, David Carmen … Read More

2019 Biodiesel Conference & Expo Lifts Off in San Diego

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Audio, General

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifted off Tuesday in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership. Acknowledging 2019 as the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen drew comparisons between the tenacity of the space program and U.S. biodiesel producers’ own efforts to get the first commercially available advanced biofuel industry … Read More

Next Gen Scientists Share Biodiesel Research

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio, General

Students who are part of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel had the opportunity to share their research during the recent National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. The students all have one thing in common – their passion for the biodiesel industry. I spoke with several of these budding biodiesel leaders during the poster session. Thomas Kwan is a PhD candidate … 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

Podcasts Available

Cindy Zimmerman2008 Conference, General

All of the posted audio from the 2008 National Biodiesel Conference is now available in podcast form for subscriber downloading by going to the sidebar link or clicking here. There are a total of 30 audio podcast files this year including interviews, presentations and press conferences. There are over 200 photos in the Flicker Photo album and we did a … Read More

Local Users of Biodiesel

John2008 Conference, Audio, General

Besides absolutely perfect weather and a fantastic location right in the middle of some of the biggest attractions in the world (including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Cape Kennedy just down the road a little ways… just to name a few), Orlando was a great location for this year’s National Biodiesel Conference and Expo because of the good example … Read More

Closing Session Focuses on New Feedstocks

Cindy Zimmerman2008 Conference, Audio, General

Biofuels industry experts discussed new feedstocks today in the final general session of the 2008 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla. Alan Weber, economic consultant to National Biodiesel Board, led a forum with Dr. Jack Brown from the University of Idaho (who is Scottish so he brings a European perspective to the biodiesel feedstock business), Keith Bruinsma, Vice … Read More

Green Fuel, Green Conference

Cindy Zimmerman2008 Conference, General

It’s easy being green at Gaylord Palms is the sign that greets guests arriving for the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando and even Kermit the Frog would agree. NBB has retained the services of The Spitfire Agency to ensure that the conference generates as little waste as possible. Greening efforts include waste reclamation, digital marketing as opposed to print or … Read More

Conference is Underway

Cindy Zimmerman2008 Conference, General

The 2008 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is officially underway in Orlando at the beautiful Gaylord Palms resort. Registration actually got started Saturday with early birds participating in the 2008 Golf Tournament sponsored by BASF. Pre-conference sessions were held Sunday afternoon on Train the Trainer/Biodiesel 101, Biodiesel Plant Feasibility and benefits of NBB membership. Also on Sunday was the Sustainable … Read More