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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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 27-28.



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 2017

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Learn how your business can thrive in this flourishing, but complex market!

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Conference Registration Fees (all include lunch)

General: $395

CBA Board Members: Free with Comp Code

CBA Corporate Members: Those who join or renew membership in CBA for 2017 will receive the Comp Code for 1-3 free conference registrations (depending on the membership level benefit). Join Us!

CBA Non-Profit Members: Those who join or renew membership in CBA for 2017 will receive the Comp Code for 1 free conference registration. Join Us!

CBA Individual Members: Those who join or renew membership in CBA for 2017 will receive the Discount Code to attend the conference for $295. Join Us!

NOTE: Existing members will be sent 2017 invoices on 12.1.16. Codes sent upon payment. 


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 - 10:00  Biodiesel's Carbon Intensity: How Low Can It Go?  

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

  • Anil Prabhu, Manager, Fuels Evaluation Section, California Air Resources Board: Feedstocks As a Determinate in LCFS Carbon Intensity
  • Shashi Menon, Managing Partner, EcoEngineers, Carbon Intensity Verification and Enforcement under LCFS  
  • Don O’Connor, (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., What factors affect the final CI score and how much impact does each have? 
  • Don Scott, Director of Sustainability, NBB, Biodiesel Sustainability and iLUC Issues 

10:00 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:30    California's Biofuels Policies: Moving Forward! 

ModeratorRuss Teall, President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries

  • Floyd Vergara: Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board: ARB Scoping Plan, Alternative Diesel Regulation 
  • Louie Brown: Partner, Kahn, Soares, Conway, LLP, Cap & Trade Biofuels Initiative and Other Legislative Updates
  • Tim Olson, Energy Resources Manager, California Energy CommissionCalifornia Biodiesel Growth  Spurred By CEC Incentives
  • Jim Houston, Undersecretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA): CDFA's Biofuels Policy 

 11:30-12:30    Thriving in the California Biodiesel Market: Risk Management Strategies

Moderator:  Joe Gershen, Vice President, California Biodiesel Alliance

  • Billy Burns, Energy Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Inc., Feedstock and Physical Product Hedging
  • Paul Oesterreich, Sales Executive, Renewables, World Fuel Services, Risk Management and RINS, too!
  • David Dunn, Compliance and Renewables Manager, Idemitsu ApolloLCFS Credit Risk Management 

12:30 - 1:30   Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Dean Florez, California Air Resources Board Member

 1:30 - 2:30   Thriving at the Federal Level: NBB's National Leadership Speaks!

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

2:30 - 3:30   SB 32: A New Era for California Markets and Beyond

 Moderator: Tyson Keever, President and CEO, SeQuential

  • Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, NBB, What's Next for California
  • Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada, What's Next for Canada
  • Tyson KeeverPresident and CEO, SeQuential, What's Next for Oregon

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00    The Industry’s Best Biodiesel Writers in Open Dialogue

Moderator: Celia DuBose, Executive Director, California Biodiesel Alliance 

  • Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Tina Caparella, Editor/Publisher, Render Magazine
  • Bob Lane, Vegetable Oil, Biodiesel, and Grain Editor, The Jacobsen

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