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  • TRANSPORTATION: Monetize RNG production for vehicle fuel
  • ORGANICS DIVERSION: Tackle challenges related to organics diversion requirements
  • DAIRY-RNG: Capitalize on the most promising market opportunities
  • FINANCING: Tackling financial challenges and minimizing project risk
  • PIPELINE INTERCONNECTIONS: Ways to get your biogas to market
  • TRANSPORTATION PATHWAYS: RNG production for electricity that would tie into vehicle
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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

KEYNOTES

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

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

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

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

Trillium CNG William Zobel General Manager Trillium CNG

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

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 Mike Koel President US Gain

Waste Management Renewable Energy Ryan Gach Manager of Biogas Marketing Waste Management Renewable Energy

11:35 - 11:50 (15 mins)

MUNICIPALITY PANEL: How to seize the opportunities that will allow you to expand your RNG fleet?

  • Find out more about the infrastructure available to increase your fleet
  • What is the process that needs to be implemented to increase the monetary value of your RNG production?
11:50 - 12:15 (time 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 Francesco di Bari CFO 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

2:00 - 2:30 (30 mins)

REGULATORY AND MUNICIPALITY PANEL: 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

2:30 - 3:05 (35 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

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division Clark Ajwani Civil Engineer County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division

StormFisher Brandon Moffatt Vice President, Development & Operations StormFisher

03:05 - 03:35 (30 mins)

EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

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 Bo Riisgaard Energiattaché/Consul Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley

CH4 Biogas Lauren Toretta President CH4 Biogas

Nature Energy Trine Dalsgaard Business Development Director Nature Energy

4:15 - 4:30 (15 mins)

DEVELOPER CASE STUDY: Economic considerations needed when converting LFG to RNG

  • Find out how to secure waste feedstock supply contracts needed to support your digester project and the competing management methods for organic material
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

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

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 - 6:15 (20 mins)

CalBio session

CalBio CalBio

6:15 - 7:45 (90 mins)

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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

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?

InstarAGF Jonathan Stone Partner InstarAGF

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

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

9:35 - 10:05 (30 mins)

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

  • Hear about the utility injection application/commissioning history injection standards (CA vs the others) to identify the technical differences and what technologies meet the standard, what about the LHV challenge?
  • Understand how to get into the grid in order to get to CA, if the distribution grid does not have or does not want injection? Is FERC helping?
  • Overcome hurdles such as proximity to the pipeline, trucking and aggregating
  • Assess different upgrading technologies and whether they are suitable for your project
  • Understand the efforts to overcome economical hurdles associated with injection CNG and extracting it to use at another location
  • Find out more about utility timelines and how to expedite them
  • Injection in non-core states: How do we get into the grid in order to get to CA, if the distribution grid does not have or does not want injection? Is FERC helping?

Greenlane Renewables Brad Douville President Greenlane Renewables

SoCalGas Jim Lucas Market Development Manager SoCalGas

10:05 - 10:30 (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 Jared Liu-Klein Public Policy Manager SoCalGas

10:30 - 11:10 (40 mins)

MUNICIPALITY AND DEVELOPER PANEL: Virtual Pipeline project

  • 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

11:10 - 11:30 (20 mins)

CASE STUDY: How to Minimize Your Electricity Consumption

  • Realize how nitrogen and oxygen from landfill gas projects significantly impact your OPEX, CAPEX and revenue
  • 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

11:30 - 1:30 (120 mins)

REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

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

1:30 - 1:50 (20 mins)

TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDY: RNG to hydrogen application in electric vehicle market

  • Hear the developer’s view on renewable hydrogen production, challenges and how to capitalize on available opportunities
  • Explore the lessons learnt from biomethane to hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles and the potential technological applications that can be used in your project planning stage
  • Learn about electric vehicle charging using biogas fuel
1:50 - 2:15 (25 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

2:15

END OF CONFERENCE

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Diana Dropol

Diana Dropol

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7528 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ex 7528 (Canada)
diana@newenergyupdate.com

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ex 7231 (Canada)
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Dovile Kantauskaite

Dovile Kantauskaite

Head of Delegate Registrations
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 4334 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ex 4334 (Canada)
dovile@fc-bi.com

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor
  • Digester Doc
Silver Sponsor
  • anessa
Bronze Sponsors
  • Morrow Renewables
  • Power Engineers
Sponsors
  • Electrochaea
  • Greenlane Biogas
  • InstarAGF
  • Quantum-Fuel-Systems
  • xebec
WiFi Sponsor
  • Live-Oak-Bank
Exhibitors
  • anessa
  • Morrow Renewables
  • Power Engineers
2019 Media Partners
  • Adbrevio
  • Bioenergy Insight
  • 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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