The greatest year for the best renewable fuel

Live from the National Biodiesel Conference in Las Vegas
By Ron Kotrba | February 06, 2013

We’re in the midst of the 10th annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, this year at the Mirage in Vegas for the first time. The excitement is high, and by all accounts 2013 is shaping up to be biodiesel’s greatest year yet.

Check out my coverage of the passionate kick-off general session speech from National Biodiesel Board’s CEO Joe Jobe in which he calls out detractors of the RFS and biodiesel by putting them on notice that, in 10 years, history will hold them accountable for their deceptions in trying to keep America in their bondage of dependence on oil.

On the technical side, so far, there has been very positive news about biodiesel fuel quality, according to NREL’s latest sampling survey. And stay tuned for more compelling stories I’ll be writing from the event, including an upcoming piece on results from a new, and ongoing, NREL study of biodiesel stability (it is positive) and the latest RIN QAP information.

Lastly I would like to thank the National Biodiesel Board, in particular Jessica Robinson, for inviting me to speak on a panel she moderated about how the public perceives biodiesel, and what the industry still needs to do in order to ensure that biodiesel’s fantastic story is properly told. I enjoyed the discussion and having the opportunity to share some of my thoughts with those in attendance and the other panelists.

It’s time for me to head back to the show, but stay tuned to for more of the latest developments made here in Las Vegas.