Argus North American Biofuels, LCFS & Carbon Markets Summit

Monterey, California, US
16-18 September 2024
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North America’s leading biofuels, carbon and LCFS event

Argus North American Biofuels, LCFS & Carbon Markets Summit returns to Monterey, California on September 16-18, 2024 to welcome over 650 regulators, key government, and industry participants across the entire biofuels supply chain for three days of networking and knowledge exchange.
The event brings together policy makers from California, Oregon, Washington, Canada’s ECCC, Alberta, British Columbia and more to share exclusive updates. Do not miss your opportunity to meet with 650+ peers involved in both compliance and voluntary carbon markets, LCFS and biofuels sectors including traders, producers, regulators, and more!
Plus! The 2024 event offers you three new optional add-ons to book alongside your main conference pass. Do not miss exclusive insights and new networking experiences with industry peers: the Argus RINs, RFS, LCFS Workshop*, the new SAF Focus Day* or your new Golf Experience*.

Please note: The new add-ons are a fixed rate and cannot be purchased separately.

Register by July 26 to save $500 off the main conference pass with early bird registration.

Your 2024 speakers include:

Rajinder Sahota

Rajinder Sahota
Deputy Executive Officer, Climate Change and Research, California Air Resources Board

Rajinder Sahota is the deputy executive officer, climate change and research, with the Air Resources Board whose primary portfolio of responsibilities includes management of the Cap-and-Trade Program, development and implementation of the State's AB32 Scoping Plan, and Energy Policy. Due to the global nature of climate change and interest in CA's programs, the role requires coordination and collaboration with subnational and national governments pursuing climate change mitigation action. Other climate programs within the division include the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, methane reduction strategies, and fuels initiatives. Prior to this position, Rajinder managed the design and implementation of the Cap-and-Trade Program, including its linkage with Quebec's program. She holds a BS and MS in Atmospheric Sciences from UC Davis.

Bill Peters

Bill Peters
Clean Fuels Program Market Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Bill Peters is the Market Analyst for Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, where he’s worked since 2016. He works on various aspects of the program from rulemaking to implementation and market monitoring. Prior to that he was a reporter and deputy editor for Argus Air Daily in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon where he worked on covering North American carbon, emissions, and renewable electricity policy and markets.

Matt Steele

Matt Steele
Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Matt Steele is a climate policy analyst with Oregon DEQ. He joined the agency in 2020 as part of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program team and moved to the climate policy team in 2022. He works on the development and implementation of initiatives to address climate change, including the Climate Protection Program. Prior to working for DEQ he worked as a consultant focused on research, development, and implementation of projects aimed at improving biogas production and mitigating methane emissions.

Paul Machiele

Paul Machiele
Fuel Center Director, US Environmental Protection Agency

Paul Machiele is the Center Director for Fuel Programs in the Assessment and Standards Division of EPA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Throughout his 37 year career at EPA he has been responsible for a wide range of regulations and initiatives covering gasoline, diesel fuel, and alternative fuels, as well as light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty highway engines, and nonroad engines. He has managed the Fuel Programs for the last 18 years, leading the development of the gasoline and diesel low-sulfur standards and renewable fuel standards. In 2009 Mr. Machiele was the recipient of SAE’s Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis and in 2011 became an SAE Fellow. He received a bachelor degree in Engineering from Calvin College and bachelors and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Derek Nixon

Derek Nixon
Cap-and-Invest Auctions and Market Section Supervisor, Washington State Department of Ecology

Derek Nixon currently serves as Washington State’s cap-and-invest auctions and market supervisor. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating auctions, trading, and market surveillance of the cap-and-invest program. Among other hats, he helped shape the design of the Washington cap-and-invest market during the 2022 rulemaking that established the program. Derek enjoyed working for five years in the California Cap-and-Trade program, specializing in EITE allocation and organized wholesale electricity markets. Prior to obtaining an MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis, Derek worked as a financial analyst in solar PV as the industry ramped up U.S. deployment.

Abbey Brown

Abbey Brown
Clean Fuel Standard Technical Lead, Washington Department of Ecology

Abbey Brown is the Technical Lead for the Clean Fuel Standard at the Washington Department of Ecology. She has spent her career working on climate, energy, and air quality policy for governments and non-profits in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Washington State, including Environmental Defense Fund and the World Resources Institute’s NDC Partnership. She holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College and a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

New for 2024 - September 16 add-ons

Unique experiences and exclusive insights: Add one of these add-ons to your main conference pass to access exclusive content or an additional networking experience with your industry peers.

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