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Thursday, March 1, 2018

from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST

Open member meeting
from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Capitol Plaza Ballroom 
1025 9th 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 Advanced Biofuels Alliance

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: 916.583.8015


(Formerly the California Biodiesel Alliance)

 Presents the 2018


Master the Changes in California's Dynamic Advanced Biofuels Markets

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Conference Registration Fees (all include lunch)

General: $395

CABA Board and Corporate Members: Those who join or renew membership in CABA for 2018 will receive the Comp Code for 1-3 free conference registrations (depending on the membership level benefit). Join Us!

CABA Non-Profit Members: Those who join or renew membership in CABA for 2018 will receive the Comp Code for 1 free conference registration. Join Us!

CABA Individual Members: Those who join or renew membership in CABA for 2018 will receive the Discount Code to attend the conference for $295. Join Us!

NOTE: Existing members will be sent 2018 invoices, and codes will be sent upon payment. 


8:00 - 8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40   Welcome and Opening RemarksRuss Teall, President, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) / President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries

8:40 - 9:00   State of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) Union Address: Jennifer Case, Chair, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) / President, New Leaf Biofuel

9:00 - 10:45   Evolution at the Core: New California Air Resources Board (ARB) 2018 Regulations

 Moderator: Harry Simpson, Crimson Renewable Energy

  • Floyd Vergara, Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, CARB: The LCFS's 2018 Amendments  
  • Alexander "Lex" Mitchell, Manager, Emerging Technology Section, CARB: The Alternative Diesel Fuel (ADF) Regulation's New 2018 Requirements

 10:45 - 11:00   Break

 11:00 - 12:00   The Evolution of Other Key State Issues and Regulations

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

  • Steve Howell, President & Founder, MARC-IV, UST Regulations for Biodiesel in California 
  • Louie Brown, Partner, Kahn, Soares, Conway, LLP, Legislation and Other Current Updates 

12:00 - 1:30   Lunch and Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers: Senator Henry Stern (D) A View of Biofuel Prospects

Special Speaker: Mayor Rey Leon, Exploring the Environmental Justice (EJ) Community with CABA

1:30 - 2:30   NBB's Leadership Through Changing Presidential Administrations

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

2:30 - 3:30  The Role of the Internal Combustion Engine in California Now and in the Future 

Moderator: Russ Teall, President & Founder, Biodico

  • Julia Levin, Executive Director, Bioenergy Association of California
  • John Shears, Research Coordinator, The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
  • Tim Olson, Energy Resources Manager, California Energy Commission
  • John Diener, President, Red Rock Ranch

3:30 - 4:00 Break 

4:00 - 5:00   The Changing California and Regional Markets 

Moderator: Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, NBB

  • Joe Gershen, President, Encore BioRenewables, California
  • Jeff Haas, General Biodiesel, Washington
  • Tyson Keever, President & CEO, SeQuential, Oregon
  • Fred J. Ghatala, Director for Carbon and Sustainability, Advanced Biofuels Canada, Canada 
 5:00 - 6:00 Open California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) Meeting ~ Conference attendees welcome