A strong start: 2014 National Biodiesel Conference promises to deliver results

By NBB | August 26, 2013

“Strong” is the one-word theme of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, to be held Jan. 20-23 in San Diego.

“We’re stronger than ever as a fuel, we’re standing strong in the face of challenges, and to stay strong in the future we need to stand together,” said Donnell Rehagen, National Biodiesel Board chief operating officer and conference director. “We chose this theme because it reflects where we are as an industry in so many ways.”

The 2014 event has several changes in store, including an earlier time frame than its traditional first week of February. Living up to the conference’s reputation as “the” event of the year where biodiesel business gets done, there is more networking time built into the schedule. Also, unconventional session formats will add variety to the rich educational content, such as “Ask the Expert” and “Conversessions.” A Vehicle Showcase and Ride-and-Drive will show off the ever-expanding array of B20-approved vehicles.  

Registration will soon open at www.biodieselconference.com, where you will also be able to view session titles, descriptions and tentative times.

“Attendees will find we’ve really honed in on what we can offer to help their biodiesel-related business thrive, and we’ve designed our educational content and networking events to facilitate that,” Rehagen said.   

The conference takes place at the San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Student scientists urged to apply for scholarship program

In the halls of our nation’s colleges and universities are some of tomorrow’s world-class scientists, and the NBB is committed to fostering collaboration, building connections and honing their professional development. That’s why NBB is again offering scholarships to bring members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel to the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The program is made possible by the United Soybean Board and state checkoff organizations.

NBB will also invite college students to submit abstracts for a poster session, which will take place in the exhibit hall for the third year in a row. Applications for both programs can be found starting in mid-September on www.BiodieselSusainability.com.

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