Getting John Deere’s Perspective on the Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

I want to thank our sponsor for my coverage of this year’s National Biodiesel Conference, John Deere, represented here by Don Borgman. The conference is winding down with the NBB Board meeting and a few workshops still taking place. I’m headed home but have a number of posts that I’ll add within the next day, including all the Eye on …

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Mary Matalin & James Carville Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

At our general session this morning here at the National Biodiesel Conference we got the political perspective from both sides of the aisle. On hand were Mary Matalin and James Carville. The couple have figured out how to get along even though they look at life through very different political eyes. After their presentation they conducted a short question and …

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DaimlerChrysler Rewards NBB

Chuck Zimmerman

The folks at the National Biodiesel Board have to be happy about an announcement made by DaimlerChrysler representative Deb Morrissett. She said that the company would provide a nice purchase incentive for NBB board and staff members as a way to show support and thanks for all the work they do to help further the promotion and development of biodiesel. …

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Merle Haggard on Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the newest stars to advocate biodiesel is Merle Haggard. The legendary country star performed for attendees at this year’s 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 that he …

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Explorer, Environmentalist, Educator and Ethanol Evangelist

Cindy Zimmerman

The dogs may be pulling the sled when world-renowned arctic explorer Will Steger departs on his latest expedition February 14, but the trip will be powered by ethanol. When Steger was looking for sponsors to support his Global Warming 101 expedition, he decided that the ethanol industry would be a natural choice. “I’ve been talking up the benefits of ethanol …

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Darryl Brinkmann Interview

Chuck Zimmerman

I think that I’ve mentioned that many of my interviews and some other audio files like general session presentations are available as a podcast. It’s the National Biodiesel Conference Podcast in fact. You can find the link and instructions on how to subscribe here. One of the interviews in the podcast series is one I did today with the chairman …

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Segments of the Opening Session

Chuck Zimmerman

At this morning’s general session a panel discussion was held that featured U. S. Representatives, Collin Peterson (D-MN), Kenny Hulshof (R-MO), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and Dave Wheldon (R-FL). These are also the members of The Second Amendments, the band that played at half time during the Super Bowl party yesterday here at the National Biodiesel Conference. They talked about their …

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