Tell GM thanks for B20 Cruze; more CBC event details
The National Biodiesel Board is asking for your help in thanking General Motors for being proactive and progressive in its biodiesel support. GM is the first automaker in the U.S. to approve the use of 20 percent biodiesel blends (B20) in a light-duty diesel passenger sedan, the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel.
“GM recognized the market power of America’s advanced biofuel—biodiesel—and we think it’s important that you share your comments,” said Greg Anderson, a soybean grower and chairman of NBB’s marketing committee. “Let GM know how much you appreciate having this new B20 sedan option, and that it makes a difference in your purchasing decisions.”
NBB hopes GM and other original equipment manufacturers will see the broad support for pro-biodiesel decisions and continue to move toward greater acceptance of biodiesel.
Take a moment to click here and tell GM thanks.
In other news, more details are being finalized for the Collective Biodiesel Conference. About two months ago, Biodiesel Magazine announced that Dara Lor of Summit Greasecycling will be hosting the 2013 CBC in Aug. 15-18 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Colo. Early bird registration is priced at $150 and expires May 31. After that, registration is $190. Students can register for $50. To narrow down the long potential speaker list, the conference organizers are asking those who would like to attend to fill out a preconference survey.
Visit www.collectivebiodieselconference.org for lodging options, photo archives from past years, information about the Breckenridge area, and much more. The speakers and presentation topics are still to be determined.
I attended last year’s CBC in Temecula, Calif., and I thoroughly enjoyed myself while making great connections, and learning new perspectives on small-scale biodiesel production and grease collection. The speakers were an eclectic mix ranging from hands-on, do-it-yourselfers to the most recognized minds in biodiesel research. Unlike other conferences I attend—and I’ve attended a lot of them over the years—the atmosphere is laid back with no pretense. Leave your ties at home for this one.