To Infineon and Beyond

Cindy Zimmerman2009 Conference

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