18 октября - 20 октября 2021
Napa, California, US

Argus North American Biofuels, LCFS & Carbon Markets Summit

Speakers

Sam Wade
Director of State Regulatory Affairs, RNG Coalition
Sam Wade serves as the Director of State Regulatory Affairs at the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. Previously Mr. Wade worked as Chief of the Transportation Fuels Branch at the Californian Air Resources Board, where he oversaw the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program for four years. In other roles at CARB, Mr. Wade served as Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, d...
Sam Wade serves as the Director of State Regulatory Affairs at the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. Previously Mr. Wade worked as Chief of the Transportation Fuels Branch at the Californian Air Resources Board, where he oversaw the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program for four years. In other roles at CARB, Mr. Wade served as Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, developed the Cap-and-Trade rule, and authored portions of California’s first Greenhouse Gas Scoping Plan. He’s also worked in energy policy at Pacific Gas and Electric and with a bioenergy/biochar start-up. Sam holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Davis, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and an M.P.A in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.”
Cory-Ann Wind
Program Manager, Oregon Clean Fuels Program
Cory-Ann Wind works for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as the Oregon Clean Fuels Program Manager. Cory has worked for ODEQ for 25 years, the last ten overseeing the development and implementation of a low carbon fuel standard for Oregon. More recently, she has added broader transportation policy into her portfolio including low and zero emission vehicle pro...
Cory-Ann Wind works for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as the Oregon Clean Fuels Program Manager. Cory has worked for ODEQ for 25 years, the last ten overseeing the development and implementation of a low carbon fuel standard for Oregon. More recently, she has added broader transportation policy into her portfolio including low and zero emission vehicle program implementation and policy development, collaboration with local governments for transportation planning and participation in the interagency workgroup to implement the Governor’s executive order on ZEV. Cory holds a B.S. in BioResources Engineering from Oregon State University.
Michael Rensing
Director, Low Carbon Fuels, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Michael Rensing is the Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch of the Environment Ministry. He moved to the Ministry of Energy and Mines in 2007 to develop policies and legislation for renewable and low-carbon fuels after joining the British Columbia public service in September 2003 to work in the Air Protection Section of the Ministry of Environment. Michael has a PhD in ...
Michael Rensing is the Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch of the Environment Ministry. He moved to the Ministry of Energy and Mines in 2007 to develop policies and legislation for renewable and low-carbon fuels after joining the British Columbia public service in September 2003 to work in the Air Protection Section of the Ministry of Environment. Michael has a PhD in physics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
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.
Michael Berends
Managing Director, Origination, ClearBlue Markets
Michael is a Managing Director and Head of Origination at ClearBlue Markets. He has over 15 years of experience in carbon markets, in particular, carbon pricing, strategy development and implementation, offset development and trading. Michael has executed thousands of carbon market product deals, structuring transactions for offsets, allowances, and allowance related produ...
Michael is a Managing Director and Head of Origination at ClearBlue Markets. He has over 15 years of experience in carbon markets, in particular, carbon pricing, strategy development and implementation, offset development and trading. Michael has executed thousands of carbon market product deals, structuring transactions for offsets, allowances, and allowance related products in the primary and secondary carbon markets in over fifty countries. Michael is currently actively supporting compliance entities regulated under the WCI Cap & Trade system and the different carbon pricing programs across Canada with the development of compliance management strategies, market analysis, procuring compliance units and assessing the carbon value of existing activities for offset development potential. Michael assists entities in the lobbying for benchmarks, allowance allocation and presenting unique facility and production cases to regulating officials that allows industry to make effective investments to reduce emissions. Michael leads the ClearBlue team in providing insight and market analysis in the WCI Cap & Trade market, Canadian Federal Backstop and the EU-ETS by presenting ClearBlue’s pricing and supply and demand forecasts. He further provides his expertise on the WCI Cap & Trade market and other carbon pricing programs in Canada and the EU by facilitating workshops on market and regulatory updates for clients, industry associations, and market players
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 ...
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.
Katie Sullivan
Managing Director, IETA
Katie serves as Managing Director of IETA, the global multi-sector business voice for the intersection of markets and climate change. On behalf of IETA’s 150+ corporate members, Katie leads efforts to inform market solutions to address environmental challenges across the Americas and globally. She also manages IETA’s growing climate finance, aviation and digital innovation...
Katie serves as Managing Director of IETA, the global multi-sector business voice for the intersection of markets and climate change. On behalf of IETA’s 150+ corporate members, Katie leads efforts to inform market solutions to address environmental challenges across the Americas and globally. She also manages IETA’s growing climate finance, aviation and digital innovation sustainability initiatives. Katie currently sits on the Global Steering Committee for the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), Boards of the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and the International Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre, and Advisory Panels for Canada’s Institute for Clean Growth & Climate Change, the Ivey Foundation, and Blockchain for Climate Foundation. Prior to IETA, Katie worked as a Senior Consultant at ICF International. In 2019, Katie was recognized as a Clean16 and Clean50 award recipient for contributing to Clean Capitalism Leadership in Canada.
Craig Ebert
President, Climate Action Reserve
Craig Ebert serves as the President of the Climate Action Reserve where he is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s activities meet the highest standards for quality, transparency and environmental integrity. He oversees the organization’s continued leadership and commitment to ensuring offsets are a trusted and powerful economic tool for reducing emissions. I...
Craig Ebert serves as the President of the Climate Action Reserve where he is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s activities meet the highest standards for quality, transparency and environmental integrity. He oversees the organization’s continued leadership and commitment to ensuring offsets are a trusted and powerful economic tool for reducing emissions. In his role, he also leads the organization in identifying and entering into other opportunities that build upon its knowledge and expertise and further its work under its mission and vision. This includes the Climate ForwardTM program, encouraging companies to earn ex ante credits by mitigating emissions today from any future investments. Another major initiative Craig oversees is the Reserve’s Climate Impact ScoreTM program, which quantifies the climate impact of financial investments. During his career, Craig has helped create the foundations for international, national and state policies to address climate change. He supported U.S. negotiations on international climate change agreements, including negotiations leading up to the creation and signing of the Kyoto Protocol, and helped develop the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) provisions under the protocol. Craig’s work also involved pioneering efforts on carbon accounting principles and methodologies. He served as the technical director of Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which was adopted by the IPCC as its GHG Inventory Programme, and was a key architect behind the development of the official U.S. national GHG inventory to meet commitments under the UNFCCC. Prior to joining the Reserve, Craig advised the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and served at ICF for nearly 34 years.
Mike Taylor
President, Emission Advisors
Mike Taylor is President of Emission Advisors, a leading brokerage and consulting firm in Environmental Credits including Carbon Cap and Trade, LCFS, Emission Reduction Credits, RINS, CSAPR NOx and SO2, and RECs. Emission Advisors was named Emissions House of the Year 2019 by Energy Risk. Mike has over nineteen years in the industry and has transacted over a billion doll...
Mike Taylor is President of Emission Advisors, a leading brokerage and consulting firm in Environmental Credits including Carbon Cap and Trade, LCFS, Emission Reduction Credits, RINS, CSAPR NOx and SO2, and RECs. Emission Advisors was named Emissions House of the Year 2019 by Energy Risk. Mike has over nineteen years in the industry and has transacted over a billion dollars’ worth of environmental credits. He is an #1 Best Selling Author with the book: “Reduce Carbon Compliance Costs: Strategies for California and Quebec Facilities”.
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.
Jacqueline Reigle
Editor, Biofuels, Argus
Jacqueline Reigle has been with Argus since October 2016. She is editor of Argus Americas Biofuels and manages the company's biofuels coverage for North America, including price assessments for ethanol, biodiesel and RIN credits. Jacqueline has also covered crude oil markets in the US west coast and Latin America. Prior to joining Argus, Jacqueline worked in transfer prici...
Jacqueline Reigle has been with Argus since October 2016. She is editor of Argus Americas Biofuels and manages the company's biofuels coverage for North America, including price assessments for ethanol, biodiesel and RIN credits. Jacqueline has also covered crude oil markets in the US west coast and Latin America. Prior to joining Argus, Jacqueline worked in transfer pricing, analyzing intercompany transactions for companies in industries such as oil and gas. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.
Adam Langton
Energy Services Manager, BMW of North America
Adam Langton is the Energy Services Manager for BMW of North America, LLC. In this role, Adam develops digital energy products related to BMW’s electric vehicle program, including smart phone functionality, data tools, and fleet management services. Adam heads a BMW team implementing a pilot project to test advanced smart charging functionality using BMW’s vehicle telemati...
Adam Langton is the Energy Services Manager for BMW of North America, LLC. In this role, Adam develops digital energy products related to BMW’s electric vehicle program, including smart phone functionality, data tools, and fleet management services. Adam heads a BMW team implementing a pilot project to test advanced smart charging functionality using BMW’s vehicle telematics system as the basis communicating smart charging messages. Prior to joining BMW, Adam worked at the California Public Utilities Commission, supporting the state’s development of electric vehicle programs and developing the state’s carbon cap-and-trade program. He graduated from UC-Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, where his studies focused on energy and environmental policy issues. Adam is based at BMW’s Mountain View Tech Office in Silicon Valley.
Ian Thomson
President, Advanced Biofuels Canada
Ian Thomson is President of Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), the national trade association for advanced biofuel producers and developers, feedstock suppliers and fuel distributors. Its members are Canadian companies that are global leaders in commercial production of a range of synthetic fuels and advanced biofuels from sustainable feedstocks, with more than 14bn litres o...
Ian Thomson is President of Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), the national trade association for advanced biofuel producers and developers, feedstock suppliers and fuel distributors. Its members are Canadian companies that are global leaders in commercial production of a range of synthetic fuels and advanced biofuels from sustainable feedstocks, with more than 14bn litres of installed annual capacity worldwide. ABFC members include Canada’s leading technology innovators, which are actively developing new clean liquid fuels production and distribution assets in Canada. ABFC has provided over 15 years of guidance in Canadian federal and provincial fuels, carbon pricing, and climate policy. Ian currently chairs a federal advocacy coalition of non-fossil clean fuel trade associations and NGOs focused on an effective federal Clean Fuel Standard.
Graham Noyes
Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
Graham Noyes has worked in the low carbon fuels industry for almost 20 years. Graham is the Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC), a technology-neutral non-profit dedicated to the support and expansion of low carbon fuel policies. The LCFC is coordinating a national campaign to establish clean fuels programs in multiple states. As part of this camp...
Graham Noyes has worked in the low carbon fuels industry for almost 20 years. Graham is the Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC), a technology-neutral non-profit dedicated to the support and expansion of low carbon fuel policies. The LCFC is coordinating a national campaign to establish clean fuels programs in multiple states. As part of this campaign, Graham recently developed a Model Clean Fuels Statute for the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition. Graham is also the Managing Attorney of Noyes Law Corporation. His legal practice focuses on fuel regulations, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs, and environmental attributes. Graham represents low carbon fuel producers, project developers, and fuel distributors on state and federal policy campaigns, administrative rule makings, credit generation strategies, and regulatory compliance analysis.
Clayton Munnings
West Coast Representative, IETA
Clayton Munnings is the West Coast Representative of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) where he advocates for cap-and-trade programs in California, Oregon, and Washington. Before joining IETA, Clayton served as an economist at the California Air Resources Board and spent five years at Resources for the Future as a Senior Research Associate analyzing cl...
Clayton Munnings is the West Coast Representative of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) where he advocates for cap-and-trade programs in California, Oregon, and Washington. Before joining IETA, Clayton served as an economist at the California Air Resources Board and spent five years at Resources for the Future as a Senior Research Associate analyzing climate and transportation policies. He received his B.S. in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems from Cornell University.
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 require...
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.
Paola Mellow
Executive Director, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Paola Mellow is the Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Standards team at Environment and Climate Change Canada, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the Clean Fuel Standard regulations, a key part of the Government of Canada’s Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Prior to taking over responsibility for the development of the C...
Paola Mellow is the Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Standards team at Environment and Climate Change Canada, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the Clean Fuel Standard regulations, a key part of the Government of Canada’s Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Prior to taking over responsibility for the development of the Clean Fuel Standard regulations, Paola has been responsible for developing number of other key climate change policies as Director of the Electricity and Combustion Division, including greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations that will accelerate the phase-out coal-fired electricity in Canada by 2030, regulations for natural gas-fired electricity, and output-based standards for electricity under the federal carbon pricing system. Paola graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters degree in Economics, and combines a strong analytical background with people management excellence to advance Environment and Climate Change Canada’s reputation as a world class regulator.
Nancy Young
Vice-President of Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America
Nancy N. Young is the Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America® (A4A). An environmental attorney, Ms. Young directs A4A’s environmental sustainability programs. She serves on the steering group and as sustainability co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI), which is working to hasten the deployment of commercially viab...
Nancy N. Young is the Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America® (A4A). An environmental attorney, Ms. Young directs A4A’s environmental sustainability programs. She serves on the steering group and as sustainability co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI), which is working to hasten the deployment of commercially viable, environmentally preferred alternative jet fuels, and the Advisory Committee of the Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (also known as the “Aviation Sustainability Center” or “ASCENT”). In addition, she participates in the working groups under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and serves on the Board of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
Derek Six
Chief Business Officer, ClimeCo
Derek Six joined ClimeCo in 2015 after serving as CEO of Environmental Credit Corp. He has been working in environmental markets since 2006. Derek has been deeply involved in Cap and Trade policy and Offset policy, including co-founding the Carbon Offset Provider’s Coalition (COPC) and participating in the Compliance Offset Developer’s Association (CODA), the Verified Emis...
Derek Six joined ClimeCo in 2015 after serving as CEO of Environmental Credit Corp. He has been working in environmental markets since 2006. Derek has been deeply involved in Cap and Trade policy and Offset policy, including co-founding the Carbon Offset Provider’s Coalition (COPC) and participating in the Compliance Offset Developer’s Association (CODA), the Verified Emission Reduction Association (VERA), the Climate Action Reserve ODS workgroup, and many other policy and trade associations. He has produced several research studies, articles, and blogs involving climate change policy, cap-and-trade design, and the roles of voluntary and compliance offsets, and writes ClimeCo’s Monthly Market update. He leads ClimeCo’s ODS Destruction program and has completed more than 30 ODS Destruction projects. Derek is also the Managing Director of the ClimeCo Environmental Fund I, L.P., an environmental private equity fund managed by ClimeCo.
Harrison Clay
Head of Biogas Energy Transition, Mercuria
Harrison Clay, Vice President of Strategic Development at BP, works within BP’s Global Environmental Products Group with a particular focus on BP’s efforts to produce and sell renewable natural gas (or biomethane) that is derived from the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste. BP’s joint-venture with Aria Energy owns three operational biomethane production plants locat...
Harrison Clay, Vice President of Strategic Development at BP, works within BP’s Global Environmental Products Group with a particular focus on BP’s efforts to produce and sell renewable natural gas (or biomethane) that is derived from the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste. BP’s joint-venture with Aria Energy owns three operational biomethane production plants located outside of Detroit, Memphis and Oklahoma City. The joint-venture has three additional biomethane production facilities under development. BP is the one of the largest biomethane suppliers and marketers in North America. Harrison served as the President of Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, the largest RNG vehicle fuel seller in North America, until its acquisition by BP in March of 2017.
Chelsea Bryant
Managing Director, Global Markets & Strategy, Radicle