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DAIRY-RNG: Capitalize on the most promising market opportunities

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

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Tuesday October 1st: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:00 - 8:30 (90 mins)

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

08:30 - 08:40 (10 mins)

Organizer’s Opening speech

 

New Energy Update Diana Dropol Project Director New Energy Update

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08:40 - 08:50 (10 mins)

Opening Keynote

 

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Johannes Escudero CEO & Executive Director The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

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08:50 - 09:10 (20 mins)

Biogas in the United States - The Billion Ton Opportunity

  • Understand why and how biogas could replace more than 50% of transportation fuel
  • Find out more about what substrates are available and where the geographic hot-spots for biogas are
  • Discover the substrates are over-hyped and the overall full potential

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Michael Schuppenhauer Biological Systems & Engineering Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Energy Technologies Area Corinne Scown Director of Technoeconomic Analysis, Staff Scientist, Energy Technologies Area Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

09:10 - 09:45 (35 mins)

Policy update - gaining clarity on initiatives creating US Markets

  • What are the routes to accelerate the LCFS and RFS pathways? What are the road blocks, what can be done to remove them? What is the time axis? What other states help drive adoption
  • Understand the new routes to market and how the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation is expected to impact the transition to greener transportation systems
  • Find out what the LCFS regulation holds for RNG developers in several U.S. states
  • Learn about LCFS pathways, while gaining clarity on the tax structure for compliance purposes and operation of commercially advantageous projects

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Johannes Escudero CEO & Executive Director The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Nina Kapoor Director of State Government Affairs The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Sam Wade Director of State Regulatory Affairs The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

09:45 - 10:30 (45 mins)

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Monetizing renewable natural gas production for vehicle fuel

  • Discover the vehicle conversion cost, how did it change over time, what incentives if any are still available and how these can be utilized to predict project profitability
  • Learn about valorization pathways: LCFS, RFS2 and underlying commodity. Who captures how much?
  • Find out more about the reasons to transition to RNG if the same provider have solutions in other markets
  • Find out how to deal with the risk premiums involved in the conventional US EPC wrap and the alternatives available

Love's Travel Stops Charles Love Renewable Energy Acquisition Love's Travel Stops / Trillium

BP Harrison Clay Vice President Strategic Development, Global Environmental Products BP

CA Air Resources Board Jim Duffy Chief - LCFS Implementation CA Air Resources Board

AMP America Andy Dvoracek VP, Business Development AMP Americas

10:30 - 11:00 (30 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

11:00 - 11:35 (35 mins)

DEVELOPER PANEL: How do NGV and RNG developers in different states utilize their production for successful vehicle fuel projects

  • Find out what the NGV industry and companies are doing to increase the number of vehicle conversions (diesel engines to natural gas engines fueled by RNG), as well as the number of natural gas vehicles on the road (that can be fueled by RNG)
  • Are vehicle numbers going to increase or decrease for CNG, LNG and RNG players
  • Discuss the process accelerate the transition from a diesel fleet to cleaner transportation systems from RNG fleet operators and NG operators
  • What are the technical considerations for fleet conversions to RNG that have proven maximum efficiency?

Clean Energy Renewables Sean Wine Director, Strategic Development & Operations Clean Energy Renewables

US Gain Michael Sharkey Director of Risk & Development, RNG US Gain

Waste Management Renewable Energy Ryan Gach Senior Manager, Environmental Credit Trading & Policy Waste Management Renewable Energy

DAIRY-RNG: Capitalize on the most promising market opportunities

11:35 - 11:50 (15 mins)

Helping Dairies Fuel a Renewable Future: From Dairy Manure to R-CNG and Electric Vehicle Fuels

  • Wide area biogas gathering systems for aggregating and scaling to millions of gallons of dairy biomethane fuel
  • Incorporating small and isolated dairy systems utilizing state of the art electric fuel generators
  • Partnering with Chevron to market and promote dairy biomethane fuel use in California

California Bioenergy Ross Buckenham CEO California Bioenergy

TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel

11:50 - 12:15 (25 mins)

Biomethanation in California is getting real

  • Find out more about what biomethane is and what advancements are currently progressing the market
  • Understand why the conversion to biomethane is beneficial to California and to the U.S.

Electroachaea Mich Hein CEO Electroachaea

Real Energy Kevin Best Chairman and CEO Real Energy

12:15 - 2:00 (105 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

2:00 - 2:20 (20 mins)

Capitalize on organics diversion opportunities

  • Learn about the amount of organic material that needs to be diverted and how this might impact project development across the US
  • Analyze strategies to reach SB 1383 objectives through co-digestion of diverted organic waste and explore innovative technologies to turn this challenge into a commercial opportunity
  • Understand the conditions required to fund your project and plan for your project to be in commercial operation, whilst mitigating the financial risk
  • Find out about the constituents and partner jurisdictions on the benefits of producing biogas from organic waste

CA Association of Sanitation Agencies Greg Kester Director of Renewable Resource Programs CA Association of Sanitation Agencies

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

2:20 - 2:50 (30 mins)

MULTI STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Local solutions to promote organic waste to biogas

  • Understand comprehensive solutions for sustainable organic waste management
  • Learn about local government role to promote biogas development
  • Hear about a public/private partnership case study

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Mark McDannel Energy Recovery Engineering Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

StormFisher Brandon Moffatt Vice President, Development & Operations StormFisher

SUEZ Bob Holt Regional Resource Recovery Leader
Water Technologies & Solutions SUEZ

Generate Capital John Dannan Investment Professional Generate Capital

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

2:50 - 3:05 (15 mins)

How to Increase BioMethane Yields on Your Digester

  • Learn about decreasing particle size (5mm impacts or 10mm impacts)
  • Find out more about other pre-processing steps (electrolysis, cavitation, pre-heating feedstocks)
  • What is the recipe for formation and chemistry (pH)? Understand the impact of +/-10% variations, benefits to adding feedstocks like FOG, recycling effluent for biological stability and others
  • Discover biological optimization to understand the impact of various biological additives and combinations, benefits to retention and/or production (record keeping, monitoring)

Digester Doc Will Charlton President Digester Doc

03:05 - 03:35 (30 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

3:35 - 4:15 (40 mins)

DEVELOPER PANEL: Monetizing the next phase of biogas - innovative solutions from Europe

  • Learn how to tackle challenges and capitalize on the opportunities associated with the newest technologies used in Europe to address organic disposal requirements

Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley Chris Voell Head of Waste, Recycling & Biogas Advisory Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley

CH4 Biogas Lauren Toretta President CH4 Biogas

Nature Energy Trine Dalsgaard Business Development Director Nature Energy

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

4:15 - 4:30 (15 mins)

LABORATORY CASE STUDY: Sampling and testing of RNG for market specifications

  • Understand RNG market requirements and parameters to ensure you meet the necessary standards
  • Learn about sample collection and analysis to find out criteria that is relevant in the process
  • Discover the shipping considerations that you need to be aware of when planning your RNG tests

ALS - North America, Environmental Nicole Bryson Senior Project Manager ALS - North America, Environmental

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

4:30 - 4:50 (20 mins)

TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDY: Project Simulations: Advancements in improving profitability and mitigating risk

  • Comprehensive simulations make expensive trial and error obsolete
  • Emerging technologies can now simulate real world complexities
  • The future of plant operation is knowledge-based, information-driven and increasingly automated
  • Learning from successful as well as failed projects

Anessa Biogas Software Amir Akbari President & CEO Anessa Biogas Software

ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements

4:50 - 5:35 (45 mins)

MULTI STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Driving ROI while overcoming the challenges associated with biogas project development

  • Industry leaders discuss lessons learned and how to capitalize on the growing organics diversion to biogas market
  • Get a U.S. holistic perspective into the geographic opportunities that will help you minimize risk while increasing reward – as well as navigating organics diversion legislation
  • Discover the integrated value chain that will help you maximize your projects potential - driving economic, agronomic and environmental value

Brightmark Energy Zeina El-Azzi Chief Development Officer Brightmark Energy

Eisenmann Corporation Christopher Maloney Global Head, Organics Diversion Eisenmann Corporation

Greenlane Renewables Brad Douville President Greenlane Renewables

SoCalGas Jim Lucas Market Development Manager SoCalGas

DAIRY-RNG: Capitalize on the most promising market opportunities

DAIRY-RNG: Capitalize on the most promising market opportunities

5:35 - 5:55 (20 mins)

DEVELOPER CASE STUDY: The latest on how to utilize dairy methane for you carbon reduction goals

  • Why is dairy an investment opportunity for private equity, corporate partners, pension funds, banks and lenders
  • Understand how to maximize the value to the project, farmer and minimize the value to the middleman? What does that mean for the project structure and off-take contracts?
  • What is the latest update on to the reduction of methane emission by 40% by 2030?
  • What can other states learn from the largest dairy producing state in the nation, and thus the largest dairy methane emitter

Maas Energy Works Daryl Maas CEO Maas Energy Works

5:55 - 7:45 (110 mins)

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

TRANSPORTATION PATHWAYS: RNG production for electricity that would tie into vehicle

FINANCING: Tackling financial challenges and minimizing project risk

Wednesday October 2nd: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:30 - 8:30 (60 mins)

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

FINANCING: Tackling financial challenges and minimizing project risk

FINANCING: Tackling financial challenges and minimizing project risk

8:30 - 9:15 (45 mins)

FINANCIERS AND GOVERNMENT PANEL: How can public funds be used to leverage private financing?

  • Learn about the impact on of a grant or public participation on a private investor’s decision to invest; understand how sizeable that grant needs to be
  • Discuss what other factors are significant and what is their impact on the finance your project
  • Understand what is required to form innovative public-private partnerships that would balance the use of innovative technologies, sharing of project costs and risk allocation for your project’s success
  • What does the tipping fee need to be for a project to be financeable?

Plasma Development Rich Nordin Managing Director Plasma Development

Killpatrick Townsend & Stockton Mark Riedy Partner Killpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Ultra Capital Aaron Ratner Managing Director Ultra Capital

StormFisher Brandon Moffatt Vice President, Development & Operations StormFisher

FINANCING: Tackling financial challenges and minimizing project risk

9:15 - 9:35 (20 mins)

Building a Dynamic Capital Project Team

  • Like drafting and coaching a playoff caliber team, your capital project team needs to work together
  • Beginning with the end in mind, how we set goals and execute the process is critically important to success
  • Building and maintaining a collaborative team, execute on time and on budget gets us to the finish line

POWER Engineers Ron Pagel Senior Project Manager POWER Engineers

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

9:35 - 9:50 (15 mins)

TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDY: Treating CO2 and H2S in Digesters with Amine

  • Lower your CAPEX and OPEX costs
  • Improve your methane recovery to greater than 99%
  • Keep your plant runtime at 98% or higher

Morrow Renewables Paul Morrow Managing Director Morrow Renewables

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

9:50 - 10:20 (30 mins)

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Pipeline injection in California (in state, out of state) with or without pilot project status

  • Hear about the utility pipeline injection standards (past and present in CA and other states) and what technologies meet the standard, what about the LHV challenge?
  • Understand the steps to interconnect to a utility pipeline in CA and outside of CA.   What if the nearby utility pipelines do not have adequate capacity to accept the RNG or the utility does not have processes/standards in place to accept RNG into the pipeline.
  • Assessing different upgrading technologies and determining whether they are suitable for your project
  • Understand the efforts to overcome economical hurdles associated with injections (LHV challenge)
  • Find out more about utility timelines, how to expedite them, and how they match with the EPC process for a biogas upgrading facility

Greenlane Renewables Brad Douville President Greenlane Renewables

SoCalGas Jim Lucas Market Development Manager SoCalGas

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

10:20 - 10:45 (25 mins)

UTILITY PANEL: Ways to accelerate RNG as a part of the energy mix and decarbonization

  • Find out what strategies are being put in place by leading utilities to monetize their RNG products
  • What is needed for more US utilities to pursue renewable natural gas options

Black Hills Energy Paul Cammack Program Manager, Renewable Natural Gas Black Hills Energy

SoCalGas Geoffrey Danker Policy & Environmental Strategy SoCalGas

10:45 - 11:15 (30 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

11:15 - 11:55 (40 mins)

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Virtual Pipeline 101: Expansion into Biogas Projects

  • Learn about an alternative to ‘wheeling’ gas through existing utility pipelines
  • Understand challenges of transporting biogas for fueling fleet vehicles
  • Evaluate the benefits of vehicle fueling at fleet sites versus fueling at biogas production sites

Quantum Fuel Systems Hernan Henriquez Executive Vice President, Business Development Quantum Fuel Systems

Chesapeake Utilities Kevin McCrackin Director, CNG and LNG Services Chesapeake Utilities/Marlin Gas Services

Quantitative BioSciences Natalie Cookson CEO Quantitative BioSciences

PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market

11:55 - 12:15 (20 mins)

CASE STUDY: Best practices in nitrogen & oxygen rejection technology

  • Learn how N2 & O2 removal approaches can help you deliver optimal quality RNG.
  • Learn about the different hybrid solutions that remove carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen to deliver high-Btu RNG
  • Understand the design elements you need for your best revenue driven solution, optimizing OPEX and CAPEX
  • Remember how to keep it simple and smart to overcome operational challenges

Xebec Absorption Antonio Saavedra Director, Sales and Business Development Xebec Absorption

12:15 - 1:45 (90 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

TRANSPORTATION PATHWAYS: RNG production for electricity that would tie into vehicle

TRANSPORTATION PATHWAYS: RNG production for electricity that would tie into vehicle

1:45 - 2:15 (30 mins)

DEVELOPER CASE STUDY: San Bernadino biodigester implementation of food waste to renewable power

  • Understand the necessary development steps from site control, CEQA, other permits, energy off-take and feedstock agreements
  • Find out lessons learnt over the last six years and the process to secure finance and start construction
  • The attributes of successful leadership that were developed and utilized to make this project a success

Organic Energy Solutions Michael Brown Executive Vice President Organic Energy Solutions

2:30

END OF CONFERENCE

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  • BE-Sustainable Magazine
  • Bioenergy Insight
  • Biogas Channel
  • BiogasWorld
  • Greenmatch
  • Renewables Now
  • Renews
  • SWANA
  • https://teitimes.com/
  • Waste Advantage Magazine
  • Waste Disposable Hub
  • Waste Management World
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