The first ever (and hopefully last) virtual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo wrapped up last week after showing that the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is indeed on the “RISE”. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the direction of the industry now and in the future. During the conference, NBB celebrated the many achievements for the industry in the face of adversity.
NBB Chairman Chad Stone is proud that the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry was able to rise and move forward despite the challenges of 2020. This was the second year as chair for Stone, who is Renewable Energy Group Senior Vice President for Commercial Performance.
“We significantly increased our blend rates within the diesel pool,” said Stone. “Even though diesel was down 15, maybe 20 percent year over year, the level of demand for our fuel stayed flat even throughout the pandemic.”
Stone is very optimistic about the future of biodiesel and renewable diesel for cleaner energy solutions. “We have the honor of being part of that solution,” he said. “We see low carbon initiative really beginning to take off” on both the state and national levels.
Listen to Stone’s remarks and interview during the virtual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo this week.
2021 Biodiesel Conference interview with NBB Chair Chad Stone, REG (6:22)
Check out the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo virtual newsroom for images, interviews, and other audio from the event.