Young Women Leading the Way in Biodiesel Research

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio

There is a growing number of women who are forging paths and leading the way in innovative biodiesel research. Two such women are Megan Hums, a student at Drexel University, and Jennifer Greenstein, a student at North Carolina State University. They are both members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program and they both presented posters during this year’s … Read More

Next Gen Scientists Discuss Value of #NBB16

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio

It’s never too early to encourage the next generation of biodiesel and bioproduct scientists and this is just what NBB is doing through its Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. Several members of the group attended this year’s conference and presented posters, attended educational sessions and networked, networked, networked. James Anderson, at the University of Southern Illinois, serves as co-chair … Read More

Policy Panel at #NBB16

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

Back by popular demand, the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference once again featured a panel of former Congressional representatives to talk about renewable fuels policy and in this election year, presidential politics as well. The panel featured former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina, who spoke at the first general session this week; former Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North … Read More

Addressing #Biodiesel Distribution Challenges

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio

Paul Nazzaro is no stranger to the biodiesel industry and has been a huge champion for the advanced biofuel in the Northeast for nearly two decades. During the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, Nazzaro participated in several panel discussions focused on how to get more biodiesel into the Northeast as each year, more legislation is passed … Read More

Biodiesel Policy on Track

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

Biodiesel policy is laser-focused right now on two primary issues – the RFS and the tax incentive – two policies that drive growth in the industry. During an address to the membership at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said they should take credit in the success of getting higher volumes under the … Read More

Maniscalco Receives Pioneer Award

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

John Maniscalco, who recently retired as the head of the New York Oil Heating Association after more than 20 years was honored with the Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer award at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference. Maniscalco received the 2013 Industry Partnership award. Maniscalco was at the forefront of leadership in the heating oil industry, serving as the first treasurer of … Read More

Beth Calabotta Receives Biodiesel Impact Award

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio

Beth Calabotta, former Monsanto Director for Bioenergy and currently serving on the National Biodiesel Foundation, was honored during the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo with the “Eye on Biodiesel” Impact award for her tireless dedication to the advancement of biodiesel. Beth’s experience in the field of agricultural yield technology and the markets that drive demand for protein give her … Read More

Support the National Biodiesel Foundation

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

The president and executive director of the National Biodiesel Foundation gave an update on the organization’s activities during the second general session of the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference. NBF Executive Director Tom Verry says the priorities for the foundation are sustainability, infrastructure, education and research. “In the past couple of years, sustainability work in California has been a major focus … Read More

Biodiesel Board Chairman Promotes Teamwork

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

National Biodiesel Board chairman Ron Marr with Minnesota Soybean Processors addressed the second general session of the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference with the message of teamwork to accomplish industry goals. “As a team we have a shared drive and commitment to go out and win,” said Marr. “And as an industry, we have fought hard and had many successes but … 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

Climate Leader Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

The National Biodiesel Board recognized three organizations in California this year as the Eye on Biodiesel Climate Leader award winners. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2); and the American Lung Association were all recognized for their environmental leadership to promote all clean fuels, including biodiesel, along the West Coast. These three organizations, along with other NGOs, bolstered and … Read More

ADM VP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

Mike Livergood is retiring this year from ADM after nearly four decades with the company and for his many years of service to the industry, he received the Eye on Biodiesel Lifetime Achievement award this year. Livergood has been at the forefront of helping develop the biodiesel industry, even before it was commercialized in this country. His work to keep … Read More

RepublicEn: Conservative Climate Realists

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

Former Republic Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina brought his message of conservative climate realism to the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference opening general session. “Free enterprise can solve the problem of climate change,” said Inglis, who talked about the Energy and Enterprise Initiative he founded in 2012. RepublicEn, as it is called, is a nationwide public engagement campaign promoting conservative … 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

Biodiesel’s Role in Food AND Fuel

Joanna Schroeder2016 Conference, Audio

The myth that biofuels is a choice between food versus fuel is still perpetuated regardless of scientific data showing otherwise. The true fact about biofuels, including biodiesel, is that they produce food AND fuel. #Biodiesel’s role in both providing food and fuel, as well as in reducing carbon, were the topics of a presentation by Don Scott with the National Biodiesel … Read More

Welcome to the 2016 Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio

The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful in Tampa, Florida as the 13th annual 2016 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo gets underway. I had a chance to chat with National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe as he was in rehearsal for the opening general session on Tuesday and he was pretty excited about new EPA data that consumers … Read More

Our year over year improvement

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Our year over year improvement in diluted EPS was primarily related to our 220 basis point gross profit expansion largely driven by sourcing and operational efficiencies and increased sales penetration of higher margin made for outlet products. Our overall promotional levels remain controlled. Our first quarter diluted EPS was at the high end of our guidance primarily due to diligent … Read More

Has it become time to have a buzzer

JohnGeneral

Has it become time to have a buzzer at the entrance to allow people in only after their hats and hoodies are removed and a picture taken. The picture would need to be a full face to allow the person entrance. I know this would be time consuming and be unfair to all who are there on honest business but … Read More

Came in and cleaned house

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Reporter: THE SUPERINTENDENT RESPONDED SIMPLY AND DIRECTLY. “BACK OFF. STAY AWAY FROM ME OR I TAKE ACTION AND TELL YOUR WIFE THE SAME.” AND THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF THINGS? IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF THINGS. Dj l’an pass, l’initiative de Maryse Paquette et de Rudy Lauzier a rapidement dpass ses modestes objectifs Qubec. ‘a rapidement … Read More