2019 California Advanced Biofuels Conference

Driving Diesel Decarbonization


February 28, 2019

 The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Sacramento, CA

8:00 - 8:30am     Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40am     Welcome and Opening Remarks

Russ Teall, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance/President & Founder, Biodico

8:40 - 9:00am     State of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) Union Address

Tyson Keever, Chair, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) / Chief Operating Officer, SeQuential and Crimson Renewable Energy LP

9:00 - 10:00am    Current State of Regulatory Affairs in California

Louie A. Brown, Jr.,  Partner, Kahn, Soares and Conway, LLP & Floyd Vergara, Chief of Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board

10:00 - 10:40am    Current State of Affairs in the Federal Government 

Donnell Rehagen, Chief Executive Officer,

National Biodiesel Board

10:40 - 11:00am     Break


11:00 - 12:00pm     Current State of Legislative Affairs in California

Louie A. Brown, Jr.,  Partner, Kahn, Soares and Conway, LLP 

-Derek Chernow, Chief of Staff, Senator Bob Wieckowski

-Katie Valenzuela, Capitol Director, Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

-Katerina Robinson, Legislative Director, Senator Nancy Skinner

12:00 - 1:00pm       Lunch


1:00 - 3:00pm         Displacing the Petroleum Diesel Pool

Moderator: Eric Bowen, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Legal Affairs

-Harry Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Crimson Renewable Energy LP/SeQuential

-Michael Masquelier, Chief Executive Officer, WAVE

-Brian Goldstein, Executive Director, Energy Independence Now

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

-Michael Devine, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, World Energy

-Closing Remarks/Moderator: Dr. Roxby Hartley, Operations Director, Agron Bioenergy

3:00 - 4:00pm        The Future of Advanced Biofuels

Moderator: Jennifer Case, Co-founder & President,

New Leaf Biofuel

-Tim Olson, Senior Policy Advisor, California Energy Commission

-Steve Howell, M4 Consulting and Senior Technical Advisor, National Biodiesel Board

-John Cusick, Biodiesel Senior Analyst, The Jacobsen

-Glenn Johnston, Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs, Agrisoma

4:00 - 5:00pm       Open California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Meeting


Conference Registration Fees (all include lunch)

General: $395

CABA Board and Corporate Members: Those who join or renew membership in CABA for 2019 will receive the Comp Code for 1-3 free conference registrations (depending on the membership level benefit). 

Please contact us if you are a member of the Public Sector or media and would like to attend. 


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

Please contact us about sponsorship. 

Meet our Speakers

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors! 

Gold Sponsors 


Silver Sponsors 

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