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, Founder & President, Encore BioRenewables
Neville Fernandes, Head of Renewable Jet Fuel Development Project, North America, Neste
Dr. Philip Sheehy, Technical Director, ICF
Moderator: Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
Track 2: Carbon Markets
13:30 - 15:00 - Session 2B: California’s Cap-and-Trade Post 2020
- California’s scoping plan and the role of cap-and-trade: What is next for the scoping plan, and how will it incorporate changes from the law that extended cap-and-trade? What is in store for the program over the next compliance period and beyond?
- The impact on regulated entities: How are energy companies preparing for the next phase of cap-and-trade? How important were the changes made to carbon offsets?
- Air quality regulations in California: What to make of AB 617, the companion bill to the cap-and-trade extension? Where does the environmental justice movement go from here?
Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief, California Air Resources Board
Julia Bussey, Climate Change Analyst, Chevron
Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Paul Hastings
Moderator: Will Murtha, Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus
Track 1: Fuels Markets
15:30 - 17:00 - Session 1C: The RFS and RINs Market
- 2018 RVO levels and the impact on RINs pricing
- The role of E85: What role with E85 play in North America’s fuel mix? What investments still need to occur to make E85 a mainstream fuel? How might the RFS impact E85’s role?
- RVO expectations and ethanol imports: What price movements have we seen since the mandate?What are the changes to D5 and how might this impact D4 and D6? How might a change in RVO impact potential imports?
Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting
Mike Lewis, General Manager, Pearson Fuels
Ronnie Virissimo, Broker, SCB Brokers
Moderator: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting
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?
Kathleen Rich, Director, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Fiona Oliver-Glasford, Senior Manager, Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning, Enbridge
Craig Ebert, President, Climate Action Reserve
Michael Berends, Head of Carbon Sales, ClearBlue Markets
Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, IETA
17:30 - 19:00 Offsite Vineyard Tour and Networking Reception
Black Staillion Estate Winery
4089 Silverado Trail, Napa, California, 94558
*Fee - $85 per person