Industry Event of the Year — Jan 19-22 in Fort Worth, Tex.

The biodiesel industry is a complicated business. Federal policy, state regulations, ASTM standards, OEMs, buying feedstock and selling fuel are all part of the everyday challenges facing the industry. This young but growing industry has seen its share of unpredictability as it faces many hurdles. The National Biodiesel Board’s 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo promises to be the most important ever as industry leaders convene to chart the course for the coming year. If you play any part in the biodiesel business, you can’t afford to be anywhere else but Fort Worth, Texas, Jan.19-22.

The conference is specifically designed to gather biodiesel decision makers from throughout the U.S. and the world in one place for education, and to jump start the year’s business. Attendees report that the conference is THE biodiesel event of the year, offering the opportunity to connect with business partners, vendors, customers and colleagues, all in one place.

The business opportunities and networking rise to the top for many attendees, but are paired with rich session content from some of the best and brightest minds in the industry on some of the most pressing topics. Candid discussions fill the general session stage and two and a half days of breakout sessions are designed for a deep dive into policy, technical, sustainability, petroleum and communications topics. Breakouts include On the Frontline: Biodiesel and energy security; Policy All-Stars: How leading states passed and perfected policy; A Million Minds: Those shaping the industry and ideas moving us forward; Persistence Pays: Progress with infrastructure approvals for biodiesel blends; and much more.

One of the highlights promises to be a thought-provoking and timely keynote address by Dr. Valerie Patrick, Founder and President of Fulcrum Connection LLC. Dr. Patrick is a scientist and facilitator who helps technical organizations improve productivity through critical thinking and science-based collaboration. Combined with her 25 years of corporate experience she is a leader in technical and strategic initiatives that have worked to identify and pursue new sources of organizational value for both Bayer and Monsanto.

The National Biodiesel Conference in the City of Cowboys and Culture will offer something for everyone—fuel processors, petroleum distributors, soybean growers and agricultural commodity organizations, scientists and student scientists, policy makers, and alternative fuel users and enthusiasts.

Biodiesel – made from a variety of resources including soybean oil, recycled cooking oil and animal fats—is the first EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. With plants in nearly every state in the country, the industry had a record U.S. market of nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, supporting more than 62,000 jobs. Based in Jefferson City, Mo., the National Biodiesel Board is dedicated to supporting the commercial biodiesel industry. Its membership is comprised of biodiesel producers, state, national, and international feedstock and processor organizations; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.

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