I attended the Sustainable Biodiesel Summit (SBS) hosted by the Biodiesel Council of California in San Diego at the beginning of February. The Summit was a terrific event attended by over 200 people. The tone of the event was very positive regarding the opportunity for advancing a sustainable biodiesel industry. Lyle Estill of Piedmont Biofuels covered the Summit very well on his Energy Blog.
I gave a presentation at the SBS on Federal Incentives for biodiesel. Several members of the audience contributed to the presentation by providing real life examples of using the incentives in biodiesel projects they have been involved with. This added richness to the presentation and is the sort of dynamic that one only finds at community oriented events like the Sustainable Biodiesel Summit.
For those interested in the community and sustainable sides of the biodiesel industry, I highly recommend that you attend next year's Sustainable Biodiesel Summit, which will be held prior to the NBB's conference in San Antonio (2/4-7).