The winner of this year’s Impact Award from the National Biodiesel Board is Dr. Randall von Wedel of CytoCulture International, who has been instrumental in San Francisco’s biodiesel development.
He helped to narrate a city tour video that was shown at the conference this morning, and moderated the panel discussion with the San Francisco city leaders. NBB CEO Joe Jobe says Dr. von Wedel was being recognized for his “energy, enthusiasm and development work” on behalf of biodiesel.
Joe related how Randall excitedly called him ten years ago saying, “I’m following the truck down the road, it’s going to UC Davis, it’s the first commercial (biodiesel) fleet in the state!”
“I can honestly say this man has been working on biodiesel since the last millennium,” Joe said as he presented Randall with the award.