Biodiesel Conference a Cornerstone of Industry Business

By The National Biodiesel Board | August 16, 2017

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the place for the industry to come together to do business—and 2017 was no exception. Industry leaders from all segments of the biodiesel industry from coast to coast convened in San Diego in January for the annual event.

“Year after year our industry gathers together for educational sessions, federal and state policy insights, updates from OEMs and other stakeholder groups, and most importantly to jumpstart the year’s business,” said Doug Whitehead, National Biodiesel Board chief operating officer and conference director. “Millions of gallons of biodiesel are bought and sold through the hundreds of business meetings facilitated throughout the week. Offering this platform for business to our industry is one of the great benefits NBB provides as a member organization.”

Highlighting the expo hall along with more than 50 companies showcasing their businesses was the annual Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase. This year’s showcase included new diesel vehicles from Ford, General Motors, Nissan, John Deere and others. The event also served as a platform for announcements from GM, which brought a record-setting 20 models approved for B20 to market, and Ford’s launch of a diesel option in the F150, the best-selling pickup in America for the past 40 years.

The 2017 event featured speakers including biodiesel industry experts and representatives from the U.S. EPA, USDA, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York City, the Diesel Technology Forum, and the American Lung Association, just to name a few.

“NBB works hard every year to deliver top-notch speakers and the most relevant content to the industry,” said Whitehead. “This year was no different, and attendees can expect the same level of great information and business opportunities in 2018.”

The opportunity for business begins in 2018 as the event heads to Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22-25. Registration will open this fall at

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