2014 National Biodiesel Conference + Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 29

Posted on January 29th, 2014

nbce_2014_266x200_01Below are highlights from January 29 from the official blog of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference + Expo.

While the biodiesel industry faces the fight of its life in Washington, thousands of producers and enthusiasts gathered at the San Diego Convention Center last week to recognize 2013’s record production and job growth.

They shared the latest information and technology, but more than anything, they stood strong to make their voices heard at the EPA. The signature event of the industry offered a springboard for both the proposal comment period and the year ahead.

Full coverage can be found on the official blog.

Biodiesel Foundation’s Never Ending Support

It is easy to say that many of the promotional opportunities we see from the biodiesel industry wouldn’t be possible without the Biodiesel Foundation. During the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference the foundation was hard at work to raise money in order to increase awareness.

Beth Calabotta, Vice President of the Biodiesel Foundation, shared with Chuck in an interview that their goal is to work to promote biodiesel education, infrastructure and awareness.

Read the full article.

Biodiesel’s Role in Bio-Based Products

Director of bio-based products for the United Soybean Board (USB), Michael Erker, was one of the many attendees of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference. He works with many bio-based products including biodiesel. He gives insights into what bio-based products that contain biodiesel include and shares how involved USB is in funding biodiesel research.

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Young Scientist’s Share Passion for Biodiesel

Students from across the country took advantage of this year’s National Biodiesel Conference and presented their research to gain feed back and awareness of the biodiesel industry. This opportunity also allowed them to network with fellow researchers and learn more about the biodiesel community.

Chuck met up with three of the young people and they shared what sparked their interest in biodiesel and what their research has consisted of. All three were really excited to see how respective the professionals they presented to were to their new ideas and research.

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