The Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board is Darryl Brinkman. Darryl spoke during the opening general session. He’s a farmer from Illinois and welcomed everyone to the conference and talked about the huge growth in the industry. Podcast File to use with your subscription software: How To Subscribe
The conference has officially kicked off with the opening general session. To get us started, NBB CEO Joe Jobe, welcomed everyone and discussed the current situation in the biodiesel industry. The opening session also included remarks from NBB Chairman, Darryl Brinkman, USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr and Biodiesel America author, Josh Tickell. I’ll be posting audio from their … Read More
It’s only half time so I wonder who’s going to win this one. It’s Super Bowl party time and I think everyone’s having a great time.” There’s plenty of food. Bratwurst, Chips & Salsa, Sandwiches, Soda and of course, Beer. We’re getting treated to the Rolling Stones during the half time show. The serious business kicks off tomorrow and we’ll … Read More
The first celebrity to really support biodiesel is Daryl Hannah. Daryl is here attending the conference as she says “to keep learning more.” I got to sit down with Daryl and Charris Ford, who is the founder of Grassolean Solutions and talk about her involvement and the important role biodiesel plays in our environment. You can listen to my interview … Read More
I’ve already alerted you to the fact that every effort is being made to make this conference “green.” Once you arrive there are reminders all over that urge attendees to conserve and recycle. This effort has been coordinated by the Spitfire Agency.
It may be winter and cold in some parts of the country but not here in San Diego. Flowers are blooming everywhere and the weather is beautiful. The National Biodiesel Board staff are mostly from the home office in Missouri and I’m sure a lot of our attendees are from some pretty cold climates. Getting to spend a few days … Read More
One of the Pre-Conference Sessions is on BQ-9000. This session is designed to provide you with the information you need to become an Accredited Producer or Certified Marketer of Biodiesel. I’ll have an interview later, which will be part of our podcast series, with Leland Tong, Marc IV Consulting, who was one of the presenters of the session. He says … Read More
Did you think bananas grew on trees? Wrong. They come in on boats. This Dole banana boat is in from Ecuador. One of the reasons to attend this year’s National Biodiesel Conference is for sunny, warm weather. The San Diego Convention Center is right on the harbor. You can see everything from aircraft carriers to container ships like this one … Read More
Part 2 in our series of podcasts is with the National Biodiesel Board’s Director of Operations, Donnell Rehagen. Donnell provides us with an overview of the Conference which is just getting underway today. Donnell say that this year’s Conference is just about twice as big as last year. He says that we have a wide range of types of attendees … Read More
It’s pre-conference seminar morning and this is a busy place. Just prior to the start of the opening sessions today the registration lines were long. There’s obviously a lot of interest in the learning part of this conference already. Later on today we’ll also get into a little fun with a Super Bowl Party.
Here’s a picture I won’t get to see tomorrow. That’s where the National Biodiesel Conference Golf Tournament will be taking place. I’ll be travelling to get there. Let me introduce myself, I’m Chuck Zimmerman and I’ll be your blogmaster and podcaster through the Conference. I’ve been retained by the National Biodiesel Board to create and post to this blog as … Read More
I know this isn’t a Conference-related announcement but it’s big news and we wanted to bring it to you here on the blog too. The National Biodiesel Board announced today it will be opening an office in Washington, DC, starting March 1, 2006. The office will focus on federal regulatory and legislative issues impacting the biodiesel industry. In addition to … Read More
You heard it right. That’s because “renewable fuel and sustainable practices go hand in hand.” The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo focuses on the renewable fuel biodiesel. But in many ways the conference itself this year will be renewable, and better for the environment, just like the fuel. The 2006 conference, Feb. 5-8 in San Diego, has gone â€œgreenâ€ for … Read More
In his new book Biodiesel America, energy expert and bestselling author Josh Tickell shatters the lie that America must remain dependent on Middle East oil. Tickell shows how biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel made from vegetable oil, could bring over one million jobs back to rural America, invigorate our economy and create a stable domestic fuel supply, while leaving our … Read More
The first post in the National Biodiesel Conference Podcast series is ready for you to listen to. Before we get to that though, you might want some to visit our “How To Subscribe To The Conference Podcast” page. We’ll post an announcement about each podcast right here and you’ll be able to instantly click on the audio file link to … Read More
It’s just a few short weeks now until the Biodiesel Conference. This website is set up to provide you with frequent information before, during and after the conference. We’ll have announcements as soon as they come out. We’re planning to do a few pre-conference interviews you can listen to. In fact, we plan to set them up as a short … Read More