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To Infineon and Beyond

NBB 09 Ed HeglandOne of the pre-conference highlights for the National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco was “Racecar Driver for a Day.”

NBB Chairman Ed Hegland was among those who suited up at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma to fly around the track in a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Racing Series vehicle and he absolutely loved the experience. “I got to do a couple of laps around the track and it was a real thrilling ride,” Ed said. “In fact, I got in line again after everyone else was done and did it again – I couldn’t get enough.”

B5 will be the official fuel of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Racing Series and Ed says they are fortunate to be able to be working with a company like Volkswagen. Ed also got to drive one of the VW Jetta wagons up to the speedway. “That was an awful lot of fun, it really had a lot of get-up-and-go,” Ed says. “As the younger generation is wanting to be more green and environmentally friendly, it just seems like a perfect match.”

2009 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album

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  • February 5, 2009 — 1:57 pm

    DeVe' Davis

    I am a teacher at a high school that offers career technical training. We have a big project that we are working on. We are hosting what we hope will become an annual state-wide event. Our students are building and will race alternative fuel go-karts. There are plans in the works for a couple of biodiesel entries. I am soliciting for any kind of help in the way or resources and info that you can offer.


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