CommonGround Iowa

Chuck Zimmerman

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

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

Riding in a New B20 Chevy Cruze

Chuck Zimmerman

You can ride or drive a brand new diesel vehicle at the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference today. Not only conference attendees but the general public. There are four vehicles outside the San Diego Convention Center from Hino, Ford, General Motors and Jeep. I chose the Chevy Cruze and rode along and made a little video clip with my Google Glass. …

Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Video

National Biodiesel Conference – Strong Reality

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, rallied his troops at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. He told attendees that the petroleum industry is misleading Americans about fuel policy and called on President Barack Obama to stand firm behind his previous commitments to supporting alternative energy industries. In his annual address at the Biodiesel Conference & Expo, …

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

National Biodiesel Conference Blogging

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s hard to believe I’ll be the biodiesel blogger for the 9th year this week. The 2014 National Biodiesel Conference is taking place in San Diego and I’m on my way. I’ll be working as the Biodiesel Blogger on the NBB Conference Blog as well as publishing stories on energy.agwired.com. Things will get going late today and through Wednesday. You …

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

San Diego Site for Meeting Biodiesel Challenges

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is less than a month away, and the CEO of the National Biodiesel Board stresses that they need as many people involved in biodiesel as possible there, especially in light of the challenges facing the industry. “Congress, for the third time in five years, through its inaction, is going to allow the biodiesel tax …

Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference

Nothing Runs Like a Deere on Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

Nothing runs like a Deere. Especially a Deere running with biodiesel. John Deere demonstrated its vast array of diesel equipment able to run on biodiesel during the Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase. Why Biodiesel? Well, in addition to security benefits for Americans, it also improves lubricity, reduces sulfur emissions, and reduces aromatics. Biodiesel has a high cetane content for faster ignition. These …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

Imperative to Showcase Diversity of Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

For the past two years, Gary Haer has held three jobs: Chair of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Renewable Energy Group (REG), the largest producer of biodiesel in the U.S. and soybean and corn producer – he farms on his family farm in Northwest Missouri. During his presentation at the 10th Annual …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

Here’s to a Great 20 Years!

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th Annual National Biodiesel Board Conference & Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas last week but the industry is still a buzz with the great things that have been achieved over the past 20 years to successfully promote biodiesel. During the first general session that officially kicked of the conference, Kenlon Johannes, CEO of the Kansas Soybean Commission reminisced …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

USB Honored with “Eye on Biodiesel” Award

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th Annual National Biodiesel Board Conference: Momentum, was a huge success last week as the biodiesel industry celebrated the great things that have occurred during the past 20 years in Las Vegas. The session focused on the both the history and future of biodiesel and included the announcement of several “Eye on Biodiesel” awards. The winner of the “Influencer” …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean, USB