2021 Virtual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The 2021 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo is being held in a virtual format January 18-21 with a full agenda on-line to allow participation from anywhere.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Rise” and the conference grand opening on Tuesday will focus on the Dawn of a New Era for Low-Carbon Fuels, with National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen offering his State of the Industry remarks, followed by a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities that exist for biodiesel and renewable diesel in this low carbon transformation.

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

Images

This album contains some generic photos from the 2020 conference, as well as screen shots and images from the virtual event.
2021 National Biodiesel Board image album

Press Releases

Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Rise to Meet Carbon Reduction Opportunities
Now is the Time to Cut Carbon with Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Industry Honors Those Who Helped it “Rise”
Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Industry on the “RISE” in 2021

Audio

Interviews

National Biodiesel Board Chief Operating Officer Doug Whitehead provides a preview of the conference
2021 Biodiesel Conference preview with Doug Whitehead, NBB (11:47)

NBB Director of Regulatory Affairs Kate Shenk talks about policy issues facing the biodiesel industry.
2021 Biodiesel Conference preview with Kate Shenk, NBB (9:41)

NBB Director of Environmental Science Matt Herman
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with Matt Herman, NBB (4:59)

NBB Technical Director Scott Fenwick
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with Scott Fenwick, NBB (5:15)

Press conference with National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen
2021 Biodiesel Conference NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen press conference (28:44)

NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik comments on last minute refinery waivers and working with new administration
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with Kurt Kovarik, NBB (6:24)

NBB Advisor Alan Weber, MARC-IV, talks about soybeans, fats, oils, and feedstocks
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with Alan Weber, NBB advisor (7:53)

NBB Chairman Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Performance
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with NBB Chair Chad Stone, REG (6:22)

Presentations
Entire video recorded sessions are available on demand for registrants of the conference
Media can contact Samantha Turner (sturner@biodiesel.org) for access to full audio recordings.

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen – State of the Biodiesel Industry address
2021 Biodiesel Conference state of the industry address - NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen (18:43)

NBB Chairman Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group, conference remarks
2021 Biodiesel Conference remarks by NBB Chair Chad Stone, REG (13:30)

Award press release
Gary Haer Honored with Eye on Biodiesel Inspiration Award
2021 Biodiesel Conference Inspiration Award - Gary Haer, REG (3:17)
Pioneer Award Renamed to honor Kenlon Johannes, presented to former NBB CEO Joe Jobe
2021 Biodiesel Conference Pioneer Award - Joe Jobe, Rock House Advisors (6:41)
Impact Award presented to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
2021 Biodiesel Conference Impact Award - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (1:12)

RFS Panel
Doug Hastings with Morgan Lewis, the firm representing NBB federal district court and administrative rulemakings related to the RFS, comments on how to address last minute EPA waivers
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Doug Hastings, Morgan Lewis (:50)

The Changing Landscape for Diesel Vehiclespress release
Jennifer Weaver, NBB OEM Market Development Manager, reviews proposed EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI)
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Jennifer Weaver, NBB OEM Manager (2:43)
Diesel Technology Forum CEO Allen Schaeffer
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum (2:34)
Dr. Wayne Eckerle, Vice President of Corporate Research and Technology for Cummins, Inc
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Wayne Eckerle, Cummins (2:15)
Dominic DiCicco, Ford Motor Company
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Dominic DiCicco, Ford (2:46)

Science: A Rising Star
Next Generation of Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB) co-chair Jenny Frank, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, moderated panel with:
Susan Williams, Director of the KU Biodiesel Initiative; Renewable Energy Group Manager for Quality Support Kelsey Erickson; and Dr. Robert L. McCormick, Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NBB Director of Environmental Science Matt Herman also contributed to the discussion.
2021 Biodiesel Conference - Science panel segment (4:24)

Bioheat® Rises – Paul Nazzaro, The Nazzaro Group, has represented the National Biodiesel Board for 25 years, establishing the foundation for the heating oil industries transition to Bioheat®. He reviews the latest progress in that direction.
2021 Biodiesel Conference Paul Nazzaro, Bioheat (10:43)

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