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The producers spent countless hours documenting the experiences of biodiesel entrepreneurs in Texas, while advocates in Washington, D.C., come together to fight off a barrage of attacks from opponents more interested in protecting the status quo.
They will also have the opportunity to explore the event’s Conference Central, where they can learn all about how biodiesel is made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats.I was proud of how they worked with New York City Council members and others to increase the use of Bioheat,” said Heermann.New York officials have also increased the use of biodiesel blends to fuel their fleet of diesel vehicles, including fire engines and other equipment they count on in emergencies, even in cold weather.“It says a lot that the fire department has enough faith in biodiesel to use it when they can’t afford to fail,” said Heermann.By investing in developing markets for biodiesel, the Soybean Checkoff helps the farmer’s bottom line,” said Bohuslavsky.An Iowa technology company has unlocked the tremendous potential for automation in agriculture by developing the first cloud-based platform for driverless tractors.With the correct technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible."Over two years in development, Auto Cart, along with the tractor automation kit, is a plug-and-play system that automates existing grain cart tractors and is compatible with any brand or combination of brands.
The system allows a combine operator to set staging and unloading locations in a field, adjust speed, monitor location and command the grain cart to sync precisely to the speed and direction of the combine.
Colin Hurd, the founder and CEO of Smart Ag, said the innovative technology will allow farmers to automate their existing equipment and maximize its efficiency and capacity – regardless of manufacturer.
"Farming should no longer be defined by what the equipment industry decides is better or more profitable.
The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo take places January 22 - 25 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
To learn more about the conference, including a full schedule of events and information on how to register, visit
Smart Ag is led by successful ag entrepreneur Colin Hurd and former John Deere ISG and Ag Leader Manager Mark Barglof. This year’s conference will also serve as a celebration for the conference sponsor when the National Biodiesel Board is honored for 25 years of service providing research and representation for the industry in Washington, DC, and across the country.“Every conference we’ve sponsored has been an exciting event for our industry,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan.