Merle Haggard Rocks With Biodiesel

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One of the newest stars to advocate biodiesel is Merle Haggard. The legendary country star performed for attendees at this year’s Conference after meeting with the press and the board of the National Biodiesel Board. Before coming to the auditorium where he performed though his bus got a fill up with biodiesel. During the press conference Merle said that he … Read More

Interview With The Chairman

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The chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Darryl Brinkmann, seen here on the left during a rehearsal session yesterday with Larry Hagman and Daryl Hannah. I spoke with Darryl today about how this conference is growing and what he sees as challenges facing the biodiesel business even in light of all the growth that’s taking place. Darryl says that … Read More

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

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

Larry Hagman Interview

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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

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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

Daryl Says Get Off The Dinosaur

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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

2007 Conference Overview With Joe Jobe

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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

Interview With The Chairman

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The Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Darryl Brinkman. He’s a farmer from Illinois and was one busy man this week. In the interview he talks about the mood of the people attending the conference. He describes how the NBB got started with soybean checkoff dollars and that he thinks it’s been a wise investment. You can listen my … Read More

Interview With Biodiesel America Author

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Josh Tickell is the “Biodiesel America” author who spoke at the first general session of the conference. I got to sit down with him for a personal interview. Although I asked him not to give away the exciting ending of the book Josh does pretty well summarize what you’ll find if you buy his book. You can order it from … Read More

Interview With Greg Anderson

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As you probably know, we’ve created a series of podcasts from most of the audio files and interviews that’s I’ve created at the conference. One of the interviews I conducted was with NBB board member, Greg Anderson, a farmer from Nebraska. When I mentioned podcasting to him he pulled his iPod Nano out of his pocket. How cool is that? … Read More

Wednesday With Willie

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The conference closed with a live XM Satellite Radio broadcast in the ballroom that featured Willie Nelson and several people like NBB CEO Joe Jobe. The show is Bill Mack, The Satellite Cowboy, on the Open Road channel (171). I know there’s a lot of interest in getting copies of the show and that’s being looked into as a possibility. … Read More

Pumping BioWillie At Pearson’s

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We had a big promotional event today at Pearson Ford Fuel Depot here in San Diego. This took place after the conference which is why I haven’t posted much since this morning. I’ll be having a lot more in the next several days so stay with me. Back to today though. Willie Nelson Biodiesel, the company in which Nelson is … Read More

Willie & Annie Nelson Win Award

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Willie Nelson and his wife Annie received an “Eye On Biodiesel Award” from the National Biodiesel Board this morning. Later, I was able to interview both of them during his big media event at the Pearson Ford Fuel Depot where they announced that they would begin selling “Bio-Willie.” You can listen to my interview with Willie and Annie here: Willie … Read More

Willie Nelson Press Conference

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I’m guessing that you are wondering what Willie Nelson had to say. I’ll have a lot more Willie here later today or tomorrow. I recorded his press conference and you can listen to his answers to questions from the reporters. Unfortunately we weren’t able to record the questions. You can listen to the Willie Nelson press conference here: Willie Nelson … Read More

Emily Richards In Concert

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Emily Richards gave a great performance last night at 4th & B. One of the songs she played was dedicated to the people in the biodiesel business. It’s the same one I provided a link to yesterday (Sacrifice) and it’s included in the section of her concert that I edited out for you here. You can listen to a couple … Read More

Rebecca Opens For Emily

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Before the Emily Richards concert last night we heard Rebecca Fitzsimmons sing. You can listen to her set here: Rebecca Fitzsimmons Set (9:38) min. MP3 File) Share this:ShareEmailPrint

The Emily Richards Session

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Tonight we get to see Emily Richards perform. Emily is a singer/songwriter that vocally supports biodiesel. She really looks good on a bike too! I interviewed Emily earlier in the day to learn about why and how she supports renewable fuels. Emily says biodiesel is bada*s! You can learn more about her on her website. You can listen to my … Read More