Today’s general session featured National Biodiesel Board Chairman Ed Hegland. He’s completing his final term as Chairman.
He started his comments by reminding everyone that today is the anniversary of daylight savings time which was created to conserve on our energy supply during World War I. It was an innovative idea then, and when it comes to the innovative work the industry is doing today he says, “We’re here to fuel change.”
Ed pointed out that there are members of all segments of the petroleum industry here today and they participated in a panel discussion after his comments. I’ll post that shortly. He presented some of the findings from a research study done by NBB on consumers and their awareness and perceptions of biodiesel. He says the study finds that consumers who are aware of biodiesel have a favorable opinion of it. He also talks about being a soybean farmer and the incredible technology that is allowing him to grow more with less.
You can download (mp3 file) or listen to Ed’s speech here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/nbb/nbc-10-hegland-1.mp3]