TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Symposium Welcome
  • Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Keynote Introduction
  • Julia Levin, Executive Director, Bioenergy Association of California
8:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome Keynote
  • Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assembly District 4
9:10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Panel 1 – RNG Regulation, Policy & Programs – What’s on Deck for the 2019 Legislative Year?
  • MODERATOR: Jena Price, Legislative Affairs Manager at California League of Conservation Voters & Partner at TrattenPrice Consulting
    • PDFCliff Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (PDF, 58 KB)
    • Tim Carmichael, State Agency Relations Manager, Sempra Energy Utilities
    • PDFSam Wade, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Coalition of Renewable Natural Gas (PDF, 1.3 MB)
10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Stalled on the Hydrogen Highway: Roadblocks Causing Market Development Gridlock in California
  • PDFJack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center (PDF, 14.2 MB)
10:50 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Panel 2 – Failure to Launch: Real-World Struggles of California Renewable Hydrogen Projects
  • MODERATOR: Jack Brouwer, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
    • PDFJeffrey Reed, Advanced Power and Energy Program Chief Scientist, Renewable Fuels and Energy Storage, UCI (PDF, 1.4 MB)
    • PDFXuping Li, Senior Analyst Energy Systems and Technologies (Power-to-Gas), Hitachi Zosen Inova ETOGAS GmbH (PDF, 388 KB)
    • Mike Silva, Chief Engineer, CR&R
11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Networking Luncheon Welcome
  • PDFWilliam Zobel, Vice President: Business Development, Marketing & Customer Care, Trillium (PDF, 1.1 MB)
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Low Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes
  • PDFDan LeFevers, Director of State and Consumer Programs, Gas Technology Institute (PDF, 1.5 MB)
1:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Panel 3 – Beyond Transportation: How to Incentivize RNG for Residential and Business Customers
  • MODERATOR: Tanya Peacock, Public Policy & Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company
    • PDFRachael Terada, Director, Technical Projects, Center for Resource Solutions (PDF, 1.1 MB)
    • PDFKen Nelson, President, Blue Delta Energy (PDF, 184 KB)
    • Nick Mark, Manager, Conservation & Renewable Energy Policy, Centerpoint Energy
2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote
  • INTRODUCTION: George Minter, Regional Vice President External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas
    • Senator Nancy Skinner, Senate District 9
2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Panel 4 – Strategies to Encourage Private Investments in RNG Projects
  • MODERATOR: PDF Mittal Monani, Senior Trader – Emissions, Direct Energy (PDF, 408 KB)
    • Aaron Ratner, Managing Director, Ultra Capital
    • PDFMary Solecki, Partner, AJW (PDF, 551 MB)
3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Panel 5 – Latest Moo-vement on Dairy Digester Development
  • MODERATOR: PDF Michael Boccadoro, Executive Director, Dairy Cares (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    • PDFFloyd Vergara, Chief of Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board (PDF, 1.1 MB)
    • PDFTom Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor, San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District (PDF, 480 KB)
    • Harrison Clay, VP Strategic Development, Global Environmental Products, BP
4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
ARB Closing Keynote Introduction
  • Bill Edmonds, Director, Environmental Policy & Sustainability, NW Natural
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
ARB Closing Keynote
  • Ryan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board