Many Shades of Green

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference

NBB 09 Sustainability SessionBeing green for the biodiesel industry doesn’t just mean producing a renewable, alternative fuel. It means being green in many other ways as well.

For example, one of the presenters at the conference this year wasn’t actually on site here in San Francisco. North Dakota Governor John Hoeven presented his remarks via remote telecast through a technology called LifeSize, which the National Biodiesel Board is utilizing in its new Jefferson City, Missouri and Washington DC offices to help save travel costs, which ultimately reduces their environmental footprint. NBB Chairman Ed Hegland is shown here on stage talking with Governor Hoeven, who is also the chairman of the Governors Biofuels Coalition.

The new office in Missouri is green in many other ways, such as remodeling an old office building rather than bulldozing new property and using recycled material carpeting. And of course, the National Biodiesel Conference itself is once again this year committed to being green by recycling and using only biodegradable supplies and materials wherever possible.

2009 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album