Legislative Discussion from NBB

Chuck Zimmerman

Since we’ve had politics dominating the discussion since last night why not have a little bit more? National Biodiesel Conference attendees got a very good legislative update this morning from Anne Steckel, NBB, Vice President of Federal Affairs. Her session included a question and answer session with Byron Dorgan, a senior policy advisor, author, professor, and former Senator from North …

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Joe Jobe Meets the Press

Chuck Zimmerman

After this morning’s general session during the National Biodiesel Conference NBB CEO Joe Jobe met with the press. This gave reporters a chance to ask specific questions about not only his earlier speech but also more background and details on what is happening (or not happening) with the RFS and tax credits. I thought it was interesting that a point …

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Fiery Biodiesel Industry Speech

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

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Getting Started with National Biodiesel Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is just kicking off in Ft. Worth, Tx. Here’s the communications team that is helping make it easy for the media to get the stories they need. I’ll be working out of the media room as the Biodiesel Blogger again this year. That means I’ll be sharing stories here on Domestic Fuel but …

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Mike Haas Receives Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer Award

Chuck Zimmerman

Receiving an Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer Award for lifetime achievement serving the biodiesel industry at the convention was Mike Haas, of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. Haas has been a Lead Scientist and Research Biochemist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service since 1981. He has been a huge supporter of the biodiesel industry and currently leads a project investigating the production …

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Len Hering Receives Eye on Biodiesel Award

Chuck Zimmerman

Len Hering, a retired Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy, gave an absolutely wonderful speech during the closing general session of the conference. You might want to share a link to it (listen below) with your friends and family and perhaps even the EPA! In addition he received an NBB Eye on Biodiesel Inspiration Award. Len is also the Executive …

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REG Biodiesel Conference Video Series

Chuck Zimmerman

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) has produced a series of videos from the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference called Biodiesel Trends. Biodiesel Trends is a video news series that will recap the conference. You can watch short video interviews with key presenters as they discuss industry trends and topics, meet some of the industry’s up-and-coming researchers, learn about federal and state …

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Views on the Biodiesel Policy Climate

Chuck Zimmerman

Two former members of Congress talked about attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard at the National Biodiesel Conference this week in San Diego. Former Democrat Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, now a DC policy advisory, says the EPA proposal to lower RFS volume obligations this year is inexplicable. “The Obama Administration has always supported renewable fuels,” he said during …

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Eye on Biodiesel Industry Partnership Award

Chuck Zimmerman

The Eye on Biodiesel Award for Industry Partnership was presented to Kirk Leeds, Iowa Soybean Association this morning. 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 and face …

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CARB Receives Eye on Biodiesel Award

Chuck Zimmerman

Receiving the National Biodiesel Board’s Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award for the California Clean Air Resources Board was Richard Corey, Executive Officer. The State of California continues to serve as a national and world leader in regulations related to environmental sustainability, and the California Air Resources Board is at the heart of those efforts. In January of 2010, Air Resources …

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