If you’re reading this before 10 am EST today, there’s still time to get in on the free Diesel Technology Forum that will feature plenty of talk about biodiesel:
Biodiesel usage has grown significantly in recent years and many states are considering legislation or programs to promote renewable fuels as a means of reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. As the first state to implement a biodiesel mandate, Minnesota had its share of problems. Many of these have been overcome, yet additional challenges remain, as evidenced by Massachusetts’ recent decision to postpone its mandate in favor of a voluntary program.
Renewable fuels, including biodiesel, will play an important role in the pursuit of greener transportation solutions. Biodiesel usage can and will continue to grow, however efforts to promote its use can be complicated. Join us for 90 minutes to hear more about state efforts to encourage biodiesel use, the lessons they’ve learned and ideas for consideration from a European perspective.
Biodiesel Magazine says there will be five speakers closely associated with the industry: Shelby Neal of the National Biodiesel Board who will present an overview of state biodiesel policies across the country and on the impact of the RFS2; Dwayne Breger, director of renewable energy for Massachusetts’s department of energy resources, talking about his state’s recent suspension of its biodiesel mandate; Ralph Groschen from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture addressing Minnesota’s biodiesel experience and the state’s recent move to a B5 mandate; Randy Jennings, from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, talking about programs to promote fuel quality and the importance of policy enforcement; and Dr. Juergen Fischer who will give an overview of the biodiesel quality management system in Germany and its relevance for the U.S.
More information and registration is available here.