Taking a Biodiesel Ride and Drive

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Video

The Ride and Drive is one of the most popular activities at the annual National Biodiesel Conference, offering attendees the chance to take a spin in some of the coolest new diesel models on the market, or to just “kick the tires.” Featured vehicles this year included: • 2019 Ford F-150 diesel pickup and • 2019 Ford Transit diesel van, … 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

Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase Features Deere, Isuzu and Ford

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Video

John Deere, Isuzu, and Ford took part in the 2019 Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase to highlight the latest biodiesel-friendly vehicles. For Deere, it’s the 865M XUV Gator and the brand new diesel Z994R Commercial ZTrak™ zero-turn mower. Isuzu featured its N-Series commercial diesel trucks. And Ford brought the new F-150 and Transit Connect to the game this year. Watch presentations … Read More

Next Gen Biodiesel Scientists Take One Small Step

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Video

As we celebrate 50 years since that first small step for man on the moon, the Next Generation of Biodiesel Scientists (NGBS) are continuing to take that giant leap for mankind doing research here on Earth for the future. NGBS co-chair Jennifer Greenstein, North Carolina State University, moderated a panel of four young scientists from around the world during the … Read More

Biodiesel-Powered Engines In It For the Long Haul

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Audio, Video

Industry experts from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) who spoke at the National Biodiesel Conference agree that the forecast for diesel powertrains looks strong and steady. National Biodiesel Board Technical Director Scott Fenwick moderated a panel on the topic featuring Patti Earley, Florida Power and Light Fleet Fuel … Read More

Ford’s Biodiesel Lineup

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio, Video

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

Welcome to #NBB18

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio, Video

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

John Deere Showcases Best Selling Local Tractor

Chuck2017 Conference, Video

Speaking of green, we welcomed some John Deere green to the Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase this year. Representing the company was Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations. Chuck talked to us about John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line, and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving … Read More

New Chevrolet Silverado Models for 2017

Chuck2017 Conference, Video

During the Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase Brad Beauchamp, General Motors, introduced 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD, with a redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo diesel boasting more horsepower and torque than ever before at 445 HP and 910 lb-ft torque. The vehicle is fully approved for use with B20 biodiesel blends. GM is bringing an industry-leading lineup of 20 different diesel models to … Read More

Biodiesel Gains Ground in Auto Industry

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Video

From coast-to-coast B20 is now formally supported by nearly all vehicle manufacturers. Today more than 78 percent of the diesel vehicles coming off production lines are approved for use with B20, as noted during the annual Biodiesel Showcase that took place yesterday during the 13th Annual National Biodiesel Conference. Some big examples of support include General Motors (GM), Hino and … Read More

PACCAR Honored with Eye on Biodiesel “Initiative Award”

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Video

PACCAR was honored with this year’s Eye on Biodiesel “Initiative Award” for their commitment to #biodiesel blends. Giving remarks during the Biodiesel Showcase, Jason Johnson, director of aftermarket for PACCAR, announced that the new PACCAR MX-11 engine and all model years of its MX-13 engine, both legacy models and new equipment, are now approved for use with B20. More than … Read More

Biodiesel and Yogi Berra

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio, Video

At the opening General Session of the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa Tuesday, there was a theme of the underdog winning the game – and a promise that biodiesel is in the game to win. “Last year the biodiesel industry demonstrated more than ever that no matter how beat up we are, no matter how outgunned we … Read More

Ride and Drive Day

Chuck2014 Conference, Video

It’s ride and drive day at the conference. Even the general public is invited in to pick a new vehicle to test out. On hand are company representatives to answer questions about the vehicles too. There are four vehicles outside the San Diego Convention Center from Hino, Ford, General Motors and Jeep. I chose the Chevy Cruze and rode along … Read More

AgriTalk Broadcast Live From Conference

Chuck2012 Conference, Video

During this year’s conference the radio program AgriTalk was broadcasting live once again. Here’s host Mike Adams interviewing NBB Chairman Gary Haer for the broadcast. The radio show also streams and records video and then uploads segments to their YouTube channel. Here are links to some of the guest segments from their broadcast on Monday: Anne Steckel: Anne Steckel talks … Read More

Paul Teutul, Sr. Introduces The Biodiesel Bike

Chuck2012 Conference, Audio, Video

The big news today at the conference was the unveiling of the biodiesel bike built by Paul Teutul, Sr., Orange County Choppers. The bike was built in partnership with CIMA Green. Today the bike debuted on stage driven by former NBB Chairman, Ed Hegland. Then Paul Sr. himself drove it onto the biodiesel vehicle showcase floor where he talked about … Read More

Supporting National Biodiesel Foundation

Chuck2012 Conference, Video

The National Biodiesel Foundation held another very successful raffle ticket fundraiser during the Super Bowl party last night. Here are some of the Foundation’s accomplishments last year. 2011 highlights include several notable accomplishments: We conducted biodiesel education and training as a participant in the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance. Specifically, we increased the number of states that enforce ASTM standards and … Read More

Opening Speech Video And Auction Support

Chuck2011 Conference, Video

Just in case you missed the opening speech from Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, I’ve now got it on YouTube for you. In a couple of other updates: The National Biodiesel Foundation raised almost $50,000 through an auction and additional fundraising activities during the National Biodiesel Conference. Funds will support biodiesel research and education activities Also, Leon Akerly, American … Read More

It’s Time For A Fuel Change

Chuck2010 Conference, Video

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

Touring Direct Fuels Biodiesel

Chuck2010 Conference, Audio, Video

The media was treated to a biodiesel plant tour today at Direct Fuels Biodiesel in Euless, TX. It was a very comprehensive tour that included the facilities and learning about their process and even how they test for quality. Jacob McClernon, Quality Assurance Specialist is pictured showing us their cold soak filtration test. We also heard from Mark Farrer, Director … Read More