BioWillie Song With a BeatMaster

Chuck Zimmerman

I know posting has been a little light here but there’s a lot you can find on the other two sites I’ve been posting to this past few days. You can see the full picture of me here with Emily Richards if you visit them (Domestic Fuel – Biodiesel Conference Blog). I thought you might enjoy this. Here’s your chance …

Audio, Biodiesel

Merle Haggard Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the newest stars to advocate biodiesel is Merle Haggard. The legendary country star performed for attendees at this year’s National Biodiesel Conference after meeting with the press and the board of the National Biodiesel Board. Before coming to the auditorium where he performed though his bus got a fill up with biodiesel. During the press conference Merle said …

Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel

AgriTalk Video

Chuck Zimmerman

I was in the media room here at the National Biodiesel Conference today watching AgriTalk get set up and had to ask John Herath, producer, why he had a very nice looking little Sony camera set up since they’re a radio show. He’s in the foreground working the computer and other gear. Here’s his answer which he emailed me later: …

Biodiesel, Media, Video

From Beef to Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from San Antonio, location of this year’s National Biodiesel Conference. I just got in and am using the Internet Cafe here in the convention center. It’s sponsored by BioEnergy of America, Inc., giving everyone a convenient place to check email or as in my case, post onto their blog. It was snowing when I left Nashville this morning but …


Biofuels Pavilion Features Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Bio EthanolI had heard that Green Week had a whole pavilion devoted to bio energy this year. When I got there I found that it had more booths dedicated to things like wood pellet burning stoves for heat and a number of solar panel energy companies than what we think of such as ethanol and biodiesel.

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Farm Shows, IFAJ, International

Crushing Growth

Chuck Zimmerman

Archer Daniels MidlandThe old food vs. fuel debate never ends. I am of the opinion that our farmers and agribusinesses can more than compensate for the needs of both. For example, take this announcement from ADM. They’re going to increase oilseed crushing capacity at a number of plants. I’m sure this is just one example of how we’ll continue to develop alternative fuel sources while still feeding the world.

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Soybean

Bioheat Your Home

Chuck Zimmerman

BioHeatIf you’re using oil to heat with you might as well do it the enviro-friendly way with Bioheat. It’s also United States and farmer friendly.


FlexFuel Motors

Chuck Zimmerman

The Ethanol ShowA new exhibit out here at the Farm Progress Show was put together in just the last 45 days by FlexFuel Motors.

The man who’s the inspiration and work horse behind it is Tad Whitten, Motor Sports Management, Inc. Besides having a variety of vehicles on display that utilize ethanol or biodiesel, he built a replica of the first ethanol filling station which was in Nebraska. As you can see in the picture he’s found pumps and other original equipment and even built the building as close to as possible to the original as he could.

Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Monsanto

Biofuels Day In Kansas City

Chuck Zimmerman

Wayne TeddyIt has been a biofuels kind of day for ZimmComm. Cindy and I have been here in Kansas City all day. I first went to the announcement ceremony for the proposed Cargill/Paseo Biofuels biodiesel plant which would be built adjacent to the existing Cargill soybean processing facility in north Kansas City. Then I joined Cindy at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference which is also taking place here. You can find more coverage on Domestic Fuel.

Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol