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California Bioresources Economy Summit

Start:
01/29/19

End:
01/30/19

California has great potential to leverage its proven leadership, innovations, institutional and technical expertise, and abundant and diverse biomass resources to address climate change and improve air quality while creating high-value bioproducts.

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 29, 2019*


7:30 – 8:30 am Check-in

8:30 – 9:00 am Logistical announcements


9:00 – 9:45 am
Welcome & Keynote Address

Introduction & Welcome

  • Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Keynote

  • Dr. Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Keynote Speaker 2, To Be Announced

9:45 – 11:00 am
Session 1: Overview of Available Bioresources Information

Moderator

Dr. Corinne Scown, Staff Scientist/Engineer, Energy and Environmental Policy, LBNL

Speakers

  • Dr. Kevin Fingermann, Assistant Professor, Energy and Climate, Humboldt State University
  • Rachelle Hedges, Project and Policy Analyst, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley
  • Kyle Pogue, Environmental Program Manager, CalRecycle
  • Angela Lottes, Assistant Deputy Director for Climate and Energy, CalFIRE

11:00 – 11:10 am • Break


11:10 am – 12:25 pm
Session 2: Current and Future Technologies and Strategies

Moderator

Dr. Blake Simmons, Division Director, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

Speakers

  • Eric McAfee, Chairman/CEO, Aemetis
  • Dr. Jay Keasling, CEO and Director of New Pathways and Metabolic Models, Joint BioEnergy Institute; CSTO for Biosciences and Faculty Senior Scientist, LBNL
  • Dr. Mark Philbrick, Waste-to-Energy Coordinator, Bioenergy Technologies Office, US Department of Energy
  • Speaker 4, To Be Announced

12:25 – 1:30 pm • Lunch

Sponsored networking lunch, with possible Keynote Speaker (To Be Announced)


1:30 – 2:45 pm
Session 3: Learning from Global Experience

Moderator

Dr. Jack Saddler, Professor, Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia

Speakers

  • James Spaeth, Program Manager, US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office, Advanced Development & Optimization
  • Dr. Glaucia Mendes Souza, Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dr. Johanna Buchert, President/CEO, Luke Natural Resources Institute, Finland
  • Speaker 4, To Be Announced

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Session 4: Learning from Biomass Supply Chains

Moderator

Dr. Stephen Kaffka, Director of the California Biomass Collaborative, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Speakers

  • Dr. Karen Lapsley, Chief Scientific Officer, Almond Board of California {or designee}
  • Jeff Welch, Vice President of Strategic Projects, Aemetis
  • Steve Brink, Vice President of Public Resources, California Forestry Association
  • Paul Relis, Senior Vice President, CR&R Incorporated

4:00 – 4:15 pm • Break


4:15 – 5:30 pm
Session 5: Regulatory and Technical Challenges

Moderator

Alan Abbs, Legislative Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and former Executive Director for the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA)

Speakers

  • Julia Levin, Executive Director, Bioenergy Association of California
  • Lyle Schlyer, President, Calgren Renewable Fuels
  • Dr. Howard Levenson, Deputy Director, Materials Management and Local Assistance, CalRecycle
  • Speaker 4, To Be Announced

5:30 – 7:30 pm • Networking Reception

Join us for refreshments and network with policymakers, bioresource experts, technology innovators, researchers, and community leaders.

Sponsor To Be Announced



Day 2 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019*


9:00 – 10:25 am
Session 6: Financing, Incentives, and Market Development

Moderator

Christopher Hessler, Founder, AJW Inc.

Speakers

  • Laurie ten Hope, Deputy Director, Research & Development Division, California Energy Commission
  • Rohit Shukla, CEO, Larta Institute
  • Ted Kniesche, Vice President of Business Development, Fulcrum Bioenergy
  • Speaker 4, To Be Announced

10:25 – 10:35 am • Break


10:35 – 11:55 am
Session 7: Effective Governance and Stewardship

Co-Moderators

  • Senator Dean Florez, Board Member, California Air Resources Board and President/CEO, Balance Public Relations, Inc.
  • Kevin Hamilton, CEO, Central California Asthma Collaborative

Speakers

  • Speaker 1, To Be Announced
  • Speaker 2, To Be Announced
  • Speaker 3, To Be Announced
  • Speaker 4, To Be Announced

11:55 am – 12:05 pm • Break


12:05 – 1:00 pm
Summary and Call to Action

Speaker

  • Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency

Cost not posted until you begin registration process.

Organizer:
CA Air Resources Board

Website:
https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/california-bioresources-economy-summit

Venue:
David Brower Center

Address:
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Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, United States