Track 1: Fuel Markets
13:30 - 15:00 - Session 1B: Growth Outlook for Renewable Fuel Sources in California’s Market
- Imports into California: How much biodiesel, renewable diesel and ethanol has the west coast market imported in the last year? What might a renegotiation of NAFTA mean for the import market?
- What’s in store for biodiesel: What is the current status of the biodiesel tax credit and how might this impact the domestic market? What is the outlook for biodiesel growth in California?
- Aviation and renewable diesel in the LCFS market: What role will the alternative jet fuel market play in reducing emissions in North America? How might the introduction of biojet impact the LCFS market? What are the expectations for renewable diesel demand over the next few years?
- Sugarcane ethanol: How will sugarcane ethanol imports and domestic production help California meet its emission goals? How might a NAFTA renegotiation impact imports into California?
Zander Capozzola, Editor, Argus Americas Biofuels, Argus
Joe Gershen, Director of Sales and Marketing, New Leaf Biofuel and Vice President, California Biodiesel Alliance
Neville Fernandes, Head of Renewable Jet Fuel Development Project, North America, Neste
Dr. Philip Sheehy, Technical Director, ICF
Track 2: Carbon Markets
13:30 - 15:00 - Session 2B: California’s Cap-and-Trade Post 2020
- California’s AB 32 Scoping Plan and the Role of Cap-and-Trade: Is a cap-and-tax system a realistic alternative? How might proposed updates to California’s cap-and-trade impact compliance? What is in store for the program post 2020?
- The impact on west coast utilities: How will utilities and industrials adapt to California's proposed changes?
- Air quality regulations in California: How will air quality regulations change to complement California's climate policies?
Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief, California Air Resources Board
Adam Smith, Program Manager, Climate Policy, Southern California Edison
Julie Bussey, Climate Change Analyst, Chevron
Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Paul Hastings
Track 1: Fuels Markets
15:30 - 17:00 - Session 1C: The RFS and RINs Market
- The future of the RFS under the new administration: How might the new administration impact biofuel volumes, biointermediates and availability of E15 and higher blends?
- 2018 RVO levels and the impact on RINs pricing
- Biointermediates: How are west coast refiners utilizing biointermediate waste as a feedstock source?
Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting
Mike Lewis, General Manager, Pearson Fuels
Track 2: Carbon Markets
15:30 - 17:00 - Session 2C: Canada's Carbon Market
- Ontario’s Cap and Trade and linking with California: How does Ontario’s program fit into North America’s carbon market? How might a linkage between Ontario and California impact regulated entities?
- Quebec-California Cap-and-Trade market: What have we learned since Quebec has joined California’s program? How is the Western Climate Initiative evolving?
- Canada’s national carbon strategy: How might provinces outside of Quebec and Ontario approach their carbon strategy? What might a low-carbon fuels standard mean for the Canada’s market?
Fiona Oliver-Glasford, Senior Manager, Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning, Enbridge
Craig Ebert, President, Climate Action Reserve