WEBINAR: Biodiesel Distribution: Progress, Obstacles and Opportunities

September 1, 2015

Biodiesel Magazine's Webinar Series


Biodiesel has many great attributes, but in today’s market, what value proposition do wholesalers, distributors, blenders and retailers ascribe to biodiesel and Bioheat in order to gain—or retain—customers? State incentives can play a big role in promoting biodiesel distribution and retail chains, but what other tools are leveraged to connect upstream production with downstream use? How has the delayed RFS rules affected the build-out of biodiesel distribution infrastructure? What is the state of the North American biodiesel distribution infrastructure today? Where do opportunities exist for development of infrastructure and supply chain growth, and what is needed to facilitate these? How have business models of biodiesel distributors changed with the market? Hear from a diverse mix of speakers representing a range of businesses address supply chain challenges, taxation, multistate transactions, wholesaling and POS systems, among other timely topics, as they relate to the development of a comprehensive North American biodiesel distribution network.


Energy Conference

September 21-23, 2015

Downtown Embassy Suites

Des Moines, Iowa

As the maze of regulations and changing market conditions become increasingly complex and interdependent, strong and reliable partnerships are more necessary than ever for success. Under the banner of "Making Connections," the conference offers a host of speakers and workshops featuring such industry notables as POET CEO Jeff Laut; USEPA's Byron Bunker; Michael McAdams of Advanced Biofuels; Paul Kamp of Inbicon; and Jennifer Dunn of Argonne Labs. The Energy Conference is presented by Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI), RIN Alliance and EcoEngineers, with support from a variety of sponsors including BBI. For more information about attending or sponsoring this first of its kind event, go to Or call EcoEngineers at 515-309-1279.


National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015

Hilton Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.


2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016

Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.


107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

May 1-4, 2016

Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known world-wide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 600 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas. In addition to the three days of technical sessions, the Annual Meeting features a Hot Topics Symposia, Expo, a variety of networking events, and the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting. The Annual Meeting provides ample opportunities for attendees to learn, reconnect with colleagues, engage with new business contacts, and meet with Expo partners.


2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016

Wisconsin Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From its inception, the mission of the event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production – from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management. The FEW is also the ethanol industry’s premier forum for unveiling new technologies and research findings. The program extensively covers cellulosic ethanol while remaining committed to optimizing existing grain ethanol operations.