CAT Sets the Biodiesel Off-Road Standard

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Heavy equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. was featured at the National Biodiesel Conference this year with a CAT 938M Small Wheel Loader with a high torque, low speed C7.1 ACERT engine in the Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase. Caterpillar is a long-time supporters of B20 biodiesel blends and the Cat equipment product line, consisting of more than 300 machines, sets the standard … Read More

NBB CEO Meets the Press

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There was no shortage of topics for reporters to ask NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen about during an informal press conference at #NBB18. Among the topics of interest – need for the biodiesel tax credit, the first year with the Trump administration, a cap on RINs prices, working with the oil industry, and whether the domestic biodiesel industry could meet capacity … Read More

Hot Grease and Hot Topics

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Hot Grease is a Discovery Channel documentary showcasing the growth of the biodiesel industry. Jason Lawrence with Amerigreen moderated a panel on the documentary at the #NBB18 with NBB communications manager Jessica Robinson, director/producers Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace, and cinematographer Andrew Miller. Enjoy the panel discussion here: 2018 National Biodiesel Conference Share this:ShareEmailPrint

Biodiesel Climate Leader Award Goes to Seattle

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The City of Seattle is one of the leading biodiesel fleet users in America, which made them a clear choice for this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Climate Leader award. Looking for ways to power their operations in a cleaner, more environmentally friendly way, city fleet directors turned to biodiesel for its carbon reduction benefits and ease of use. In 2014, … Read More

Optimus Takes Center Stage at NBB18

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A semi that runs on 100 percent biodiesel literally took over the stage at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. The Optimus Technologies truck served as the backdrop and screen for all of the mainstage events at the conference. Optimus has developed aftermarket technology to enable B100 use even in the coldest climates. With its controller and second heated B100 tank … Read More

Ford’s Biodiesel Lineup

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We jumped in the passenger seat of the 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty during the Biodiesel Ride & Drive to take a spin around Fort Worth and learn more about biodiesel’s capabilities. Joining us was Ginger Kasanic, Sustainabilty and Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company; Jennifer Weaver, NBB and representative from local dealership, McDavid Ford. The Ford F-150 joins the … Read More

Censky Receives Biodiesel Pioneer Award

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USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky was presented with the Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer award at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. As the long-time CEO of the American Soybean Association, Censky was instrumental in the growth and advancement of biodiesel over the years. ASA’s primary focus as an organization is policy development and implementation of soybean farmer issues, including biodiesel. The … Read More

NBB Chair Reflects on 25 Years

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National Biodiesel Board (NBB) chairman Kent Engelbrecht of ADM remembers 1993 very well. “25 years ago, I was up to my neck in river water in the Great Flood of ’93,” said Engelbrecht, who at the time was running a couple of grain terminals on the Mississippi River for ADM. “Farmers had massive losses, roads, interstates, bridges, were closed for … Read More

Petroleum Industry Reps Engage in RFS Dialogue

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In an effort to facilitate dialogue with the petroleum industry regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), NBB18 invited representatives to engage on a panel to work towards some common ground. American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers CEO Chet Thompson, SIGMA CEO Ryan McNutt, and Rob Underwood with the Petroleum Marketers of America Association all joined NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen to talk … Read More

Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award

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This year’s Eye on Biodiesel Initiative award was presented to HERO BX founder Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III. With a vision to help revitalize Erie, Pennsylvania with a return to a booming manufacturing sector, Black founded Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX in 2005. He envisioned a company that would create meaningful jobs, spur technological innovation and produce eco-friendly products. … Read More

Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award

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Minnesota has been a leader in the biodiesel industry for decades and Mike Youngerberg has been working since 1986 to advance soybean industry priorities as a member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association staff. Mike’s dedication earned him the Eye on Biodiesel Impact award this year. Mike currently serves as the Executive … Read More

Welcome to #NBB18

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The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opened today at the Fort Worth Convention Center with the theme of “Driven” to celebrate to 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. “For the visionaries who launched what would become the National Biodiesel Board in 1992, we want to say ‘thank you,’” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan. “We look forward to taking this … Read More

National Biodiesel Conference to Celebrate 25 Years

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The biodiesel industry is heading to Fort Worth January 22 – 25 for the silver anniversary of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. “Every conference we’ve sponsored has been an exciting event for our industry,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan. “But this one is obviously going to be special as we take the opportunity to not only recognize the milestones … Read More

Next Gen Scientists Causing an Effect

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The best and the brightest of the Next Generation of Scientists for Biodiesel were on hand at the 14th National Biodiesel Conference to “cause an effect” in the industry. The 14 young scientists were both seen and heard in poster displays on biodiesel research and networking with professionals in the biodiesel field. Six of them presented their promising research projects … Read More

General Motors Pleased to Take Biodiesel Lead

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General Motors was very pleased to announce its expanded portfolio of B20-capable vehicles during the 14th National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego last week, taking the lead among auto makers with 20 trucks, cars and crossovers able to use 20% biodiesel. “We listen to what our customers are asking us for,” said John Schwegman, GM Director of Commercial Product and … Read More

2017 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up

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We still have a few more posts to add here on the blog, but the 14th National Biodiesel Conference is officially history. Donnell Rehagen has attended the majority of those conference as COO for the National Biodiesel Board, but it was his first as CEO, and he was very pleased with this year’s event and excited about the industry moving … Read More

Meet the New NBB Chairman

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Kent Engelbrecht of ADM was elected chairman of the National Biodiesel Board in November, marking the first time that company has moved into the leadership position for the organization. “We’ve been involved in biodiesel since 2006,” said Engelbrecht. “We’ve got four plants in North America producing a lot of biodiesel, and that uses a lot of soybean oil, and that … Read More

#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

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The room was packed for the ever-popular Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference, which was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Back by popular demand for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim Massie, … Read More

Illinois B20 Club Wins Partnership Award

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The Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program and the state’s American Lung Association received the Eye on Biodiesel Industry Partnership Award this year for the very successful B20 Club program. This program is focused on raising the profile of exemplary fleets that use B20 in any type of diesel engine. Members range from municipalities to school buses to over-the-road trucking companies. … Read More

Hostage Negotiator Keynotes #NBB17

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Chris Voss is founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of “Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.” He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. He was also … Read More