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Preliminary Workshop Agenda

Tuesday, October 9
8:00am - 7:00pm Conference Registration Open - Ballroom Foyer
9:00am - 4:00pm Project Development and Lenders Seminar (includes Networking Lunch) - Mt. Hood Room (additional fee applies)
1:30pm - 5:30pm Northwest Biofuels Association Membership Meeting - Douglas Fir and Meadowlark Room (for more information visit www.nwbiofuels.org)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Grand Opening of the Trade Show and Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, October 10
7:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration Open - Ballroom Foyer
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast in the Trade Show - Exhibit Hall
8:00am - 11:30am General Session - Oregon Ballroom
8:00am - 8:10am Opening Remarks - Kathy Bryan, President, BBI International
8:10am - 8:25am Welcome Address - Tom Potter, Mayor of Portland (invited)
8:25am - 8:45am Keynote Address - David Van't Hof, Sustainability Policy Advisor, State of Oregon
8:45am - 10:00am State and Regional Updates Panel
Moderator: Mark Kendall, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Val Tiangco, Senior Technical Lead & Manager of Biomass, Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission
  • Tim Raphael, Director, Government Affairs and Communications, Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
  • City of Portland Renewable Fuels Standard - Randy Leonard, Portland City Commissioner (invited)
10:00am - 10:20am Refreshment break
10:20am - 11:00am Update on Federal Programs Supporting Biofuels
11:00am - 11:30am Special Presentation on Biodiesel: Josh Tickell, Director, Fields of Fuel
11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch in the Trade Show - Exhibit Hall
1:30pm - 3:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ETHANOL TRACK - Oregon Ballroom E
  • Blending, Transport Loading and Measurement at the Ethanol Plant - Jack Kiefert, International Sales and Marketing Manager, Enraf
  • Ethanol: West Coast Production and Markets - Paul Koehler, Vice President of Business Development, Pacific Ethanol
  • Greenhouse Gases and E85 - Robert White, Operations Manager, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council
BIODIESEL TRACK - Oregon Ballroom F thru I
  • 100 MGY and Beyond Biodiesel Facilities: Next Generation Biorefineries - Daniel Parker, President & CEO, ParkerMessana Biofuel Consulting Engineers
  • Maintaining Biodiesel Quality with Multiple Feedstocks - Myron Danzer, Vice President of Customer and Technical Service, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
  • BQ 9000 - Stu Porter, Manager of Business Development, BBI Biofuels Canada, BBI International
POLICY TRACK - Mt. Hood Room
  • The Federal Renewable Fuel Standard - Operational Highlights and Outlook - Andrew Braff, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Knowing and Navigating Your Legislature - Brian Moreno, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer, Gen-X Energy Group, INC
  • The International Biofuel Marketplace -Driving Policy to the Pump - Larry Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer, Kreido Biofuels, Inc.
  • Renewable Energy for the Production of Biofuels - Patrick Hirl, Renewable Energy Market Leader, Stanley Consultants, Inc.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break - Ballroom Foyer
3:30pm - 5:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTICS MARKETS TRACK - Oregon Ballroom E
  • Biofuels Markets and Customers: A Northwest Perspective - Thomas Endicott, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SeQuential Biofuels LLC
  • Biodiesel 2020: A Global Market Survey - William Thurmond, President and author of Biodiesel 2020
  • Market Expectations and Analysis of the US Fuel Ethanol Industry - Kyle Althoff, Project Analyst, BBI International
  • International Biofuels Feedstock Issues: If I Build It, Will It Come - John Pierce, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
BIODIESEL TRACK - Oregon Ballroom F thru I
  • New Aspects on Biofuels Sustainability and Renewability - Terry Brix, President, IPCI Brix-Berg
  • Addressing Global Misconceptions in Biodiesel - Graciela De Marzio, Vice President, Biofuels & Feedstocks, Tecnon OrbiChem, USA
  • Blending, Transport Loading and Measurement at the Biodiesel Plant - Jack Kiefert, International Sales and Marketing Manager, Enraf
FINANCE AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TRACK - Mt. Hood Room
  • Ethanomics - Ethanol Today & Tomorrow - Christian Dobrauc, Associate, First National Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Using Tax Credits for Biofuel Plant Development - Jonathon Norling, Partner, Lane Powell PC
  • Financing Biofuels Projects: Supply, Offtake and Hedging Agreements - Richard Goldfarb, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Fatal Flaws Analyses - Angela Ronayne, Project Manager, Natural Resource Group, Inc.
5:30pm - 7:30pm Networking Reception - Allie's American Grille and Mt. Hood Room
Thursday, October 11
7:00am - 4:00pm Conference Registration Open - Ballroom Foyer
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast in the Trade Show - Exhibit Hall remains open
8:30am - 10:00am TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLES - Oregon Ballroom A-D, I-G
  • 100 MGY Biodiesel Facility: Utilizing DeviceNet and Foundation FieldBus Architectures - Arthur Stokes, E&I Manager, ParkerMessana Biofuel Consulting Engineers
  • A Breakthrough Technology to Convert Any Renewable Oil into High Value Biofuels - Jeff Hassania, Vice President, Business Development, Diversified Energy Corporation
  • Pre-coat Filtration Insures Your Biodiesel meets the ASTM Purity Standards - Kimberly Walsh, Director of Marketing - Filtration, EP Minerals
  • Community Initiative To Improve Energy Sustainability (CITIES) - Kristi Moriarty, Technical Analyst, BBI International
  • Commercialization of New Biofuel Technologies: Bridging the Funding and Development Gap - Peter Mostow, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Insuring Biofuel Production Facilities: The importance of a well thought out, proactively managed insurance program - Jeff Grace, CPCU, Sales Executvie IMA Biofuels Practice Group, IMA
  • Biofuel Analysis with Mid Infrared Spectroscopy -Dylan Wilks, Product Development Engineer, Wilks Enteprise, Inc.
  • Current Trends in Renewable Energy Finance - Tom Sidley, Senior Managing Director, Aequitas Capital
  • How to Attract and Retain Your Management Team - Donna Funk, Kennedy and Coe, LLC
  • Production Risk and Marketing Opportunities for Next Generation Ethanol Facilities - Joe Thompson, Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP
10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Technology Roundtables continued - Oregon Ballroom A-D, I-G
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch in the Trade Show - Exhibit Hall
1:30pm - 3:30pm The Path Forward: Building a Sustainable Industry - Oregon Ballroom E and F
  • The Benefits of Community-Based Biodiesel - Kelly King, Marketing and Communications Director, Pacific Biodiesel, Inc.
  • NWBA update - Low Carbon Fuel Standard
3:30pm Conference Adjourns