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

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

Interview With The Chairman

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

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

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

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

EPA Administrator Inspects Vehicles

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

After his speech this morning EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson visited the Ride & Drive area outside the convention center. One of the things he said was, “Renewable fuels like biodiesel are the next step in our steady march toward cleaner, healthier air.” He also said that, “President Bush and the EPA are encouraging investments in the technology that are powering … Read More

The Word From Daimler Chrysler

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

Daimler Chrysler, VP of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development, Deborah Morrissett made remarks at the general session today.. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe Share this:ShareEmailPrint

Speech By EPA Administrator

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

At today’s general session we got to hear from EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. He talked about the Bush Administation’s support for renewable fuels and referred back to the state of the union speech last week. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe Share this:ShareEmailPrint

NBB CEO Updates Us

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

The National Biodiesel Board CEO, Joe Jobe, got things started this morning. He visited the media room this afternoon and we talked about how the conference is going so far here in San Diego. You can listen to my interview with Joe here: Joe Jobe Interview (6:18) min. MP3 File) Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To … Read More

BQ-9000 Interview With Leland Tong

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

Yesterday one of the pre-conference sessions was on BQ-9000 and I promised you an interview. So here you go. I spent a few minutes with Mark IV Consulting’s Leland Tong. Leland explains the BQ-9000 quality assurance program and points to a website where you can get more information. You can listen to my interview with Leland here: Leland Tong Interview … Read More

Luke Perry Champions Biodiesel

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio, Video

While we’re on the subject of press conferences how about the one today with Luke Perry and Daryl Hannah. Daryl is sure getting on the blog a lot isn’t she? Luke and Daryl held a press conference this afternoon. Afterward they were headed out to the Ride and Drive (I’ll have more on that later). I’ve got audio from the … Read More

Daryl Speaks At Opening Session

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

I know I already posted an interview with Daryl Hannah but I also recorded her comments this morning at the opening general session. Daryl said she was nervous speaking off the cuff in front of such a big crowd so she wrote out her remarks. Sounds good Daryl. Keep it up! Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How … Read More

“Biodiesel America” Author On Stage

Chuck2006 Conference, Audio

We’ll have a book signing party later tonight but to get our interest up Josh Tickell, author of “Biodiesel America” made remarks during the opening session. Tickell talked about the need for renewable fuels and gave some interesting statistics about how quickly we consume fuel every day. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe Share this:ShareEmailPrint