2021 AgDay

Biodiesel Conference Goes Virtual Next Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The virtual 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo officially launches next Tuesday, January 19th, with a full agenda on-line to allow participation from anywhere.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Rise” and National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Chief Operating Officer Doug Whitehead says it reflects the resilience of the industry. “We’re rising up to meet the challenges of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”

The conference grand opening on Tuesday will focus on the Dawn of a New Era for Low-Carbon Fuels, with NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen offering his State of the Industry remarks, followed by a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities that exist for biodiesel and renewable diesel in this low carbon transformation.

Whitehead says timely topics for the conference will address the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), bioheat, and working with a new presidential administration and Congress.
2021 Biodiesel Conference preview with Doug Whitehead, NBB (11:47)

NBB Director of Regulatory Affairs Kate Shenk will be moderating a panel on the first day of the conference called “What to Expect When You’re Expecting an RFS Rule” and with all of the turmoil going on right now regarding what the Trump EPA may do before leaving office, that landscape is changing daily.

In this interview, Shenk talks about some of the policy issues facing the biodiesel industry right now.
2021 Biodiesel Conference preview with Kate Shenk, NBB (9:41)

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