October 2020
Napa, California, US

Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit

Pre-conference Workshop: Argus Consulting RINs and RFS Training

A full day of A - Z training on the RFS and RINs market! Topics to be discussed include:

  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-through: The ugly truth Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts RFS risk factors and related biofuels policy forecasts
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Buyer practices in an unhedged market
  • Long- and short-term strategies driving the market

*Fee - $995 for registered conference delegates, $1,295 to attend the workshop only. Register for both the conference and RINs training or register to attend the full day RINs training only

Instructor: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting Services

Paul has over 27 years of experience in biofuels and alternative fuel development. His broad knowledge of biofuel economics – including RFS, RINs and LCFS – has kept refiners, biofuels producers, automakers and government agencies informed of alternative fuels markets and policies. He pioneered biodiesel sales for major oil companies such as Hess, Gulf and Irving Oil, and has consulted for Chevron, US DOE, USDA, Phillips 66, Nissan, Toyota, Hess, Petrobras, the Government of Zimbabwe and UOP Honeywell. Paul is an alumnus of Yale University where he studied astrophysics.

Post-conference Workshop: California's Carbon Markets - Cap-and-Trade and LCFS

California’s landmark cap-and-trade and Low-Carbon Fuel programs have put the state on track to meet 2020 emissions reduction goals. But new challenges await as the state faces a more ambitious 2030 target and assumes a leadership role on global climate issues, requiring significant changes to the carbon markets. In these sessions we will provide an overview of the program, how they fit into California’s broader climate policy goals and how they could affect power and fuel markets along the US west coast and in Canada


Topics to be discussed include:

  • Program design, targets and coverage
  • Methods of compliance: Carbon allowances, offsets and LCFS credits
  • Recent market trends and compliance strategies
  • California’s second act: New targets for 2030 and what they could mean for power producers and refiners
  • The first year of Oregon’s LCFS
  • Progress on linking cap-and-trade with Ontario’s market
  • Ongoing challenges to the carbon markets
  • Prospects for broader markets, potential new linkages

*Fee - $395 per person

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Speakers

Michael Ball
Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus
Michael Ball is editor of Argus Air Daily, the leading source of pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets. Michael joined Argus in 2003 and has been editor of Air Daily since 2012. He has covered wide range of state and federal environmental issues, including the development of California’s AB 32 legislation, US Environmental Protection Agenc...
Michael Ball is editor of Argus Air Daily, the leading source of pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets. Michael joined Argus in 2003 and has been editor of Air Daily since 2012. He has covered wide range of state and federal environmental issues, including the development of California’s AB 32 legislation, US Environmental Protection Agency regulations such as the Clean Power Plan, and Clean Air Act cases before the US Supreme Court.
Jessica Dell
US West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus
Jessica has been with Argus since October 2011. She started in the company’s London office and is currently the US west coast bureau chief, based in San Francisco. She has reported on west coast refined products, biofuels and biomass, low-carbon fuel standard programs and emissions markets. Jessica holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Cal...
Jessica has been with Argus since October 2011. She started in the company’s London office and is currently the US west coast bureau chief, based in San Francisco. She has reported on west coast refined products, biofuels and biomass, low-carbon fuel standard programs and emissions markets. Jessica holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley.