2019 National Biodiesel Conference

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo returned to San Diego for a record fifth visit in the Golden State January 21-24.

The conference includes a diesel vehicle ride-and-drive opportunity and dozens of demonstrations and presentations on the latest in public policy under the Trump Administration and a new Congress; the environmental and commercial benefits of biodiesel use; and more focus on California and Western carbon markets.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.

Biodiesel Conference Blog


2019 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album

Interviews and Audio
NBB conference preview with Kaleb Little

Biodiesel Conference Takes Off in San Diego
NBB19 Opening Remarks from National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen

NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen press availability

Biodiesel policy panel participants included former members of Congress Byron Dorgan and Kenny Hulshof, David Carmen and Sara Fagen. Listen to their take on 2019 here:
NBB19 Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, and policy panel

Winner of 2019 Eye on Biodiesel Climate Leader Award
NBB19 Interview with Cory-Ann Wind, Oregon Environmental Quality

Winner of 2019 Eye on Biodiesel Influence Award – Ron Kotrba, Biodiesel Magazine
NBB19 Influence Award presentation to Ron Kotrba

Winner of 2019 Eye on Biodiesel Inspiration Award – Dr. Stephen Kaffka, UC-Davis
NBB19 Inspiration Award presentation to Dr. Kaffka

Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase
Panel 1 – Moderator – NBB Technical Director Scott Fenwick
Panelists – Patti Earley, Florida Power and Light
George Survant, NTEA
Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum
NBB19 Biodiesel Vehicle Technology panel 1

Panel 2 – Moderator – Jennifer Weaver, NBB OEM Outreach & Education Specialist
Presenters – Steve Geick, John Deere
Vernon Allen, Isuzu Commercial Trucks
Jim Michon, Ford Motor Company
Steve Ploog, Clean Cruiser Project – Cummins engines
NBB19 Biodiesel Vehicle Technology panel 2

Remarks from NBB Chairman Kent Engelbrecht, ADM
NBB19 Chair Kent Engelbrecht, ADM

Biodiesel Foundation president Jeff Lynn and Executive Director Tom Verry
NBB19 Foundation report

NBB19 Interview with Biodiesel Foundation Board president Jeff Lynn, Illinois

Truck Stop Coffee Shop panel
Moderator – NBB Chairman Kent Engelbrecht, ADM
Participants – Nathaniel Doddridge, Casey’s General Stores
Geoff Howard, Valley Pacific Petroleum
Andrew Richard, Sapp Brothers
NBB19 Truck Stop Coffee Shop panel

To 2022 and Beyond: Renewable Fuels in the Next Decade
Moderator – NBB COO Doug Whitehead
Panelists – Renewable Fuels Association CEO Geoff Cooper
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor
NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen
NBB19 RFS panel

2019 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up:
NBB19 Wrap up interview with CEO Donnell Rehagen