Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: The Midwest Green Transportation Forum & Expo took place on September 14-25, 2020, and the agenda has officially concluded.

HOWEVER, you can still register as an attendee through the registration link and gain access to recordings of all the sessions and to the networking features for up to 6 months.

Biodiesel: Standards & OEM Perspectives


September 17, 2020

1:00-2:00p ET

Biodiesel entered the commercial fuel market in 1999. Since then the industry has worked hard to earn the confidence of diesel engine makers, fleets, and fuel distributors. The National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) BQ-9000 program continues to set standards for manufacturing, blending, and distribution, with active participation of diesel engine and vehicle makers, distributors, and other stakeholders. This session will focus on the BQ-9000 program today, featuring perspectives of engine makers, biodiesel manufacturers, and qualified distributors. This quality-focused ecosystem provides a proven set of best practices combined with a network of certified industry providers. This ensures successful operation and a strong foundation for any fleet making the switch to biodiesel. Learn directly from BQ-9000 industry stakeholders about how the program continues to ensure fleet success. 


Tami Alexander, Program Coordinator, Kansas City Regional Clean Cities


Scott Fenwick, Technical Director, National Biodiesel Board

Chung-Hsuan Huang Ph.D, Corporate Fuel Subject Matter Expert & Materials Expert, Cummins

Page Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Benchmark Biodiesel

Holly Koziorowski, Technical Director, Hero BX

Fleet & Retail Best Practices for Biodiesel Use


September 24, 2020

2:30-3:30p ET

Diesel vehicles can successfully use biodiesel in blends of up to 20%, or B20. These blends are a drop-in replacement for standard petroleum diesel. Successful biodiesel fleets have learned a set of best practices and developed industry relationships that have enabled them to enjoy extremely reliable operating success, cost parity to diesel, performance advantages, and superior environmental sustainability to petroleum diesel. Similarly, successful retailers embrace these best practices in order to offer blended biodiesel to fleets and individual customers. These best practices aren’t complex but understanding and adhering to them is important. This session will feature leaders of fleets plus a leading biodiesel retailer. It will provide the opportunity for you to learn from their experience and guidance to enjoy consistently reliable operations and benefits. 


Kerri Garvin, MPA, Executive Director, Greater Indiana Clean Cities


Jeff Markusic, Fleet Manager, Franklin County Engineer's Office

Larry Campbell, Fleet Director, City of Fort Wayne, IN

Ted Augustine, Manager of Marketing Development, Triplett

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