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Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST

Open CBA member meeting
from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Capitol Plaza Ballroom 
1025 Ninth Street, Third Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Driving Directions 


Best are City garages located on 10th & “I” Street or 10th and “L” Street. Secondary choices are on “J” Street between 8th and 9th and 8th Street between “K” & “J”.

The Hyatt and the Sheraton have downtown locations within several blocks of the conference location. We have no special rates with hotels in the area. 


Celia DuBose
California Biodiesel Alliance



CBA is a proud Bronze Sponsor of the

Co-located third annual

Clean, Low Carbon Fuels Summit

to be held on February 3rd



Become a Sponsor

Gold: $5,000 — Silver: $2,500 — Bronze: $1,000

All Sponsors receive the following general benefits:

  • Company logo on conference webpage and printed agenda
  • Recognition in conference press releases and promotional materials
  • Company logo displayed during conference
  • Company literature at designated sponsor table
  • Recognition from the podium
  • One complimentary admission to conference

Gold and Silver sponsors will receive:

  • A basic exhibit table top with tablecloth
  • Complimentary admissions: Gold: 3, Silver: 2
  • Larger and more prominently displayed logo on conference webpage and printed agenda
  • Special recognition in conference press releases and promotional materials
  • Larger and more prominently displayed logo during conference
  • Special recognition from the podium

Also, fyi, we are working out the details of offering exhibit space for the first time for 2014. Hope to have that info soon.

For sponsorship information: 415-308-1410


The California Biodiesel Alliance Presents the 2015

All New Conf Logo

Understanding the Unique Benefits and Regulatory Landscape of Biodiesel — California's Advanced Biofuel

As an advanced biofuel, biodiesel is a key element in the success of our nation’s efforts to combat climate change under the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard because it is a renewable fuel that lowers greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 percent. In California, where a greater percentage of biodiesel is made from second-use feedstocks, biodiesel’s even lower GHG emissions profile makes it key also to the success of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the state’s bellwether carbon reduction program.  

And biodiesel’s benefits just keep coming . . .

Join us at our 4th annual California Biodiesel Conference for a showcase of biodiesel’s profile as a sustainable, cleaner burning alternative fuel bringing health and economic benefits to California, including those communities most in need.

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Conference Registration Fees (all include lunch)



California Biodiesel Alliance Members: Business Bronze
Join Us if you're not yet a member and get a discount code.

With Discount Code

California Biodiesel Alliance Members: Business Silver
Join Us if you're not yet a member and get a discount code.

With Discount Code

California Biodiesel Alliance Members: Individual
Join Us if you're not yet a member and get a discount code.

With Discount Code

California Biodiesel Alliance Members: Board Member
Membership by application

With Discount Code


8:00 - 8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40   Welcome and Opening Remarks: Russ Teall, President, California Biodiesel Alliance / President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries

8:40 - 9:00   State of the California Biodiesel Alliance (CBA) Union: Curtis Wright, Chairman, California Biodiesel Alliance / Biotane Fuels Division Manager, Imperial Western Products

9:00 - 10:30  The Environmental, Health and Economic Benefits of Biodiesel

Moderator: Lisa Mortenson, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Community Fuels

  • Don Scott, Director of Sustainability, National Biodiesel Board
    Quantifying the Environmental Benefits of Biodiesel
  • Tim O’Connor, Senior Attorney & Director, California Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
    omestic and International significance (Environmental and Economic) of California’s Fuel Transition
  • Bonnie Holmes-Gen, Senior Director, Air Quality and Climate Change, American Lung Association in California:
    California's Clean Energy Future: Public Health and Community Perspectives

10:30 - 10:45   Break

10:45-12:45   California’s Regulatory Environment

CARB, CEC — 10:45-11:45:  

Moderator: Russ Teall, President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries

Key state agency officials will discuss important policy and funding issues affecting

  • Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
  • Janea A. Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

CDFA, DMS, USDA11:45-12:45

Moderator: Doug Smith, Assistant VP R&D/QA, Corporate Laboratory, Baker Commodities 

  • Dr. Douglas Hepper, Chief, Meat, Poultry & Egg Safety Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
  • Kristin Macey, Director, CDFA, Division of Measurement Standards
    Weights and Measures Requirements for Biodiesel
  • Steven Scott Nicholls, Business & Energy Programs Specialist | State Energy Coordinator, USDA, Rural Developmentl Development
    USDA’s Bio-Economic Initiative

12:45 - 1:30   Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:00   Keynote Speaker: Henry Stern, Principal Consultant, Senator Fran Pavley

2:00 - 2:45   Federal Issues: Featured Speaker Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board

Introduction: Jennifer Case, President, New Leaf Biofuel

2:45 - 3:45   Clean Fuel Standards: Biodiesel's Key Role in States and in the Region 

Moderator: Ryan Lamberg, Executive Director, California Biodiesel Initiative

  • Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
    State Trends in Biodiesel Policy
  • Simon Mui, Director, California Vehicles and Fuels, Energy & Transportation Program, NRDC                                                                                                                                                 Pacific Coast Clean Fuel Policies: Tripling the Market for Alternative Fuels
  • Gavin Carpenter, Director of Sales and Marketing, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel
    Biodiesel in Oregon: Policies, Programs, and Incentives

3:45 - 4:00    Break

4:00 - 5:00   Feedstocks, Pathways, and Innovations in the Field

Moderator: Curtis Wright, Biotane Fuels Division Manager, Imperial Western Products

  • Roger Wolf, Director of Environmental Programs & Services, Iowa Soybean Association, STAARS:
    Multistate Soy Sustainability Initiative for Continuous Improvement
  • Shashi Menon, Managing Partner, EcoEngineers
    Building Trust to Achieve Liquidity: RIN Verifications and the Q-RIN Program
  • Clayton Vaughan, Vice President of Sales & Supply Chain, Corn Oil One
    Distillers Corn Oil: Its Strategic Feedstock Position within the California Biodiesel Industry

5:00 - 6:00 Open CBA Meeting ~ Conference attendees welcome!