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Wednesday February 24, 2016

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



Our conference is a proud to be 

co-located with the 

Clean, Low Carbon Fuels Summit

to be held on February 23rd



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

For sponsorship information: 415-308-1410


The California Biodiesel Alliance Presents the 2016

All New Conf Logo

New Regulations — New Alliances — New Pathways to the Future!


CBA’s fifth annual conference will focus on the new era of regulatory stability for biodiesel in California created by the re-adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the adoption of the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation (ADF).

The conference will also highlight our industry's efforts to work in coalition to seek funding from Cap and Trade proceeds for the low carbon biofuels that are available here and now as key options as the state works to reach its climate solutions goals.

We are excited to bring experts to share how our recent legislative success will boost the market; what strategic alliances — here and in the region — mean for biodiesel’s future possibilities; the latest on federal regulations, feedstocks, and much more!

An absolute must

for anyone doing or wanting to do business in California!

Register Now!

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 Address: Jennifer Case, Chair, California Biodiesel Alliance / President, New Leaf Biofuel

9:00 - 10:30  The California Biofuels Cap & Trade Initiative: What Lies Ahead? 

Moderator: Louie Brown, Partner, Kahn, Soares, Conway. LLP

  • Russ Teall, President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries: Biodiesel’s Role in the Biofuels Initiative
  • Julia Levin, Executive Director, Bioenergy Association of California: Biogas from Organic Waste – Potential Production and Policy Drivers in California
  • Duncan McFetrich, Consultant: Ethanol’s Role in the Biofuels Initiative 
  • Ryan Kenny, Senior Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Clean Energy: The Latest on CA Public Policy for Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure and Vehicles
  • Johannes Escudero, Executive Director, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas: Update on Federal Policy & National Potential of Renewable Natural Gas 

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 -12:30   California’s Regulatory Environment and Future Directions 

Moderator: Joe Gershen, Vice President, California Biodiesel Alliance 

  • Floyd Vergara, Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board: Biodiesel Moving Forward Under the ADF and LCFS
  • Tim Olson, Energy Resources Manager, California Energy Commission: Opportunities to Maximize California Biodiesel Growth
  • Cliff Rechtschaffen, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown: Biofuels in the CA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)

12:30 - 1:30 Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:00   Keynote Speaker: Ethan N. Elkind, Associate Director of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), joint appointment at UCLA School of Law: Climate Policies and Biodiesel: What Do Global, National, and Subnational Trends Mean for the Industry?

2:00 - 2:45   Federal Issues: Today and Tomorrow

  • Introduction: Jennifer Case, President, New Leaf Biofuel
  • Featured Speaker:Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board 

2:45 - 3:45   Regional Clean Fuel Standards: Progress Toward Adoption, Compliance and Integration

Moderator: Harry Simpson, President, Crimson Renewable Energy, LP

  • Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
  • Sam Wade, Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board
  • Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada

3:45 - 4:00    Break

4:00 - 5:00   The Future of California Biodiesel Feedstocks

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

  • Paul Roos, Special Investigator, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety, California Department of Food and Agriculture: Inedible Kitchen Grease Transportation Documentation/Manifests Requirements
  • Anil Prabhu, Manager, Fuels Evaluation Section, California Air Resources Board: Biodiesel Pathways Evaluation using CA-GREET 2.0
  • Stephen Kaffka, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis: Can We Source BiodieseL Feedstocks From Farms in California?
  • J. Alan Weber, Senior Advisor, National Biodiesel Board: Changing How We Think About Advanced Feedstocks

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