#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Government, National Biodiesel Conference, politics

The room was packed for the annual Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference last week, which was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Reprising their roles for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim …

Audio, Biodiesel, Government, National Biodiesel Conference, politics

New Biodiesel Board Chairman from ADM

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

Kent Engelbrecht of ADM was elected chairman of the National Biodiesel Board in November, marking the first time that company has moved into the leadership position for the organization. “We’ve been involved in biodiesel since 2006,” said Engelbrecht. “We’ve got four plants in North America producing a lot of biodiesel, and that uses a lot of soybean oil, and that …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

John Deere Showing Biodiesel Support

Chuck Zimmerman Biodiesel, John Deere, National Biodiesel Conference, Video

There was some John Deere green during the National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase this year. Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in its engines in …

Biodiesel, John Deere, National Biodiesel Conference, Video

12 Years of Blogging for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

AgWired is on location this week in San Diego for the 14th National Biodiesel Conference, which marks our 12th year blogging for the biodiesel industry. The Biodiesel Conference Blog is a perfect example of what we do best as a company – gathering photos and audio from an event and making it available online quickly for anyone who might want …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

Remembering Merle

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Music, National Biodiesel Conference

Back in the early years of the biodiesel industry, Merle Haggard was one of the stars who came out in support of the American-made biofuel. The country music legend who died last week at the age of 79 made a legendary appearance at the 2007 National Biodiesel Conference, holding a press conference and performing for those in attendance. During the …

Audio, Biodiesel, Music, National Biodiesel Conference

Monsanto Scientist Wins Biodiesel Impact Award

Joanna Schroeder Audio, Award, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference

Beth Calabotta, former Monsanto Director for Bioenergy and currently serving on the National Biodiesel Foundation, was honored during the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo with the “Eye on Biodiesel” Impact award for her tireless dedication to the advancement of biodiesel. Beth’s experience in the field of agricultural yield technology and the markets that drive demand for protein give her …

Audio, Award, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference

Biodiesel Policy on Track Says NBB’s Steckel

Joanna Schroeder Audio, Biodiesel, Farm Policy, National Biodiesel Conference

Biodiesel policy is laser-focused right now on two primary issues – the RFS and the tax incentive – two policies that drive growth in the industry. During an address to the membership at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said they should take credit in the success of getting higher volumes under the …

Audio, Biodiesel, Farm Policy, National Biodiesel Conference

NBB’s Joe Jobe Says “Take the RFS Back in 2015”

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

Talking about how much the truth matters and calling for cooperation from the petroleum industry Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, got attendees fired up this morning during his opening general session speech. He received a standing ovation at the end of the speech when he loudly proclaimed: 2015 is the year we get back to the future of this …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

CommonGround Iowa

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, National Biodiesel Conference, Social Networking, ZimmCast

In this week’s program we’ll meet Sara Ross, Iowa farmer and part of CommonGround Iowa. I visited with Sara in the media room at the National Biodiesel Conference and we spoke via ZimmGlass. Here’s what CommonGround Iowa is: We’re a group of Iowa farm women working to dispel myths about modern agriculture and build trust in farming communities and farm …

Ag Group, Audio, National Biodiesel Conference, Social Networking, ZimmCast

Kirk Leeds Receives Biodiesel Award

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

One of the National Biodiesel Board Awards was presented this morning for Industry Partnership to Kirk Leeds, Iowa Soybean Association. Kirk is Chief Executive Officer of the Association and has been a leader among soybean organizations in supporting biodiesel efforts since the industry’s inception. ISA’s support of the National Biodiesel Board over the years has allowed the industry to prepare …

Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean