LCFS Workshop Agenda

As the LCFS program moves forward, the California market is seeking new ways to generate credits as deficits are now outweighing what’s available in the market and the CI target continues to tighten yearly.

Renewable diesel demand is growing, and other states are looking at low carbon fuel programs, creating even more competition for available fuels. While California is still in the forefront of climate change, others are gaining ground.

Key topics to be discussed include:
  • A look at the 2019 amendments and their impact on the LCFS program.
  • How 3rd party verification by outside auditors beginning January 1, 2020 will impact the biofuels industry.
  • New products on the horizon for LCFS credit generation.
  • The role of alternative jet fuel in the LCFS credit market.
  • How California plans to roll out 5 million EV’s into the marketplace by 2030.
  • How RNG from dairy methane is moving into the transportation fuel pool.
  • Changes on the horizon for the alternative fuels infrastructure.
  • The impact of CARB capping the LCFS credit price and loan LCFS credits into the market.

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Day 2: Thursday, December 5, 2019


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast/Registration

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9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dolores Santos, OPIS by IHS Markit

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote: An Overview of AB32 and the Status of the LCFS Program

Colin Murphy, Deputy Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, UC Davis

The workshop begins with an exciting and informative update on AB32 and the overall status of the LCFS program. From current regulations to anticipated changes and potential revisions, this presentation will set the tone and stage for the next day a half.

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

CARB Presents an LCFS Overview

James Duffy, Chief Transportation Fuels Branch, CARB

Attendees will be provided with a first-hand look by Mr. Duffy at how the program has performed so far, the impact of the 2018 amendments to the LCFS program for obligated parties, alternative fuel producers and emerging technologies as carbon reduction targets ratchet up towards the goal of a 20% reduction below the 2010 level by 2030.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The LCFS and Advanced Biofuels – The Evolution is Here!

Kevin Lindemer, Executive Director, Downstream Consulting, IHS Markit

Continued improvements in advanced biofuels are bringing lower CI products to the marketplace. In this presentation, you’ll learn about currently available options, what the future may hold and the impact on the alternative fuel product pool.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

The Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Supply Chain

Doug Meyers, Director of Business Development, Kinder Morgan
Steve Lopes, Owner, Western States Oil
Richard Battersby, Assistant Director, City of Oakland Public Works

Our group of panelists and experts will provide an in-depth overview of both bio and renewable diesel, how they make their way to the ultimate end user and the challenges faced by the industry when getting renewable fuels efficiently and economically to market.

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

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2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

An Update and Analysis of the 2019 LCFS Verification Program

Renee Lawver, Greenhouse Gas Verification Program Manager, CARB
Greg Staiti, Energy Compliance Services, Weaver

In this can’t miss session, Ms. Lawver and Mr. Staiti will outline the new regulations and their impact pathways, reporting, compliance and most importantly your business. Learn how to both get into and stay in compliance with the latest information and hard facts.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The LCFS Expands – What States Are Next?

Vlad Gutman, Washington Director, Climate Solutions
Ron Alverson, Executive Committee, American Coalition for Ethanol
Mary Solecki, Partner, AJW, Inc.
Moderator: Neil Koehler, CEO, Pacific Ethanol

Numerous other states are looking at LCFS programs to increase and grow the use and market share of low carbon fuels. Learn the who, what, when and why of what’s going on outside California and how this impacts you and your operations.

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

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4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Four Years In – The Oregon LCFS Program

Cory Ann Wind, Clean Fuels Program Manager, Oregon DEQ
John Thornton, President, CleanFuture
Mark Gram, EVP, COO, Jubitz
Moderator: Jordan Godwin, Principal Journalist, OPIS by IHS Markit

After several years, the Oregon LCFS program has evolved in numerous key ways. Learn what changes were made in 2019, what’s on the horizon in 2020 and beyond and how these changes will impact the state’s carbon footprint.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

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Day 3: Friday, December 6, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast/Registration Open

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

The Status of New/Enhanced Credit Generation Opportunities

Jordan Ramalingam, Air Pollution Specialist, CARB

As the LCFS CI targets continue to decrease, new sources of credits will become even more critical to the success of the program. Our speaker will provide detailed information on the newest opportunities that are being discussed and proposed to generate LCFS credits to meet this demand.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Producing RNG From Dairy Gas

Neil Black, President, California Bioenergy LLC
Matt Tomich, President, Energy Vision
Andrew Craig, Director of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives, California Bioenergy LLC
Moderator: Steve Compton, CFO and EVP, Sevana Bioenergy

RNG from dairy gases offers a very attractive carbon intensity for transportation. Learn how this fuel is produced, its advantages and disadvantages and steps that are being taken to bring this alternative into the transportation motor pool.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Alternative Jet Fuel and the LCFS

Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
Erin Cooke, Sustainability Director, SFO
Bryan Sherbacow, Chief Commercial Officer, Research & Development, New Markets, World Energy
Neville Fernandes, Manager, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Neste
Moderator: Chris Tindal, Executive Director, CAAFI

Alternative jet fuel is now able to earn LCFS credits. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the impact of this product on the aviation industry and its ability to offer LCFS credits for the credit pool.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Next Frontier – the LCFS Moves to Canada

Michael Rensing, Director, Low Carbon Fuels, Ministry of Energy and Mines
Doug Hooper, Director, Policy and Regulation, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Canada is investigating the possibility of a nationwide low carbon fuel program. Hear from the front lines how this may play out in the different provinces and the impact it will have on competition with other programs for low carbon fuels.

12:15 p.m.

Conference Ends


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