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Renewable Natural Gas Midstream Calendar Event California 2021

Register Now for the RNG Conference Dec 13-16

This Event Reminder is Sponsored by:
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RNG CONFERENCE – the annual gathering of RNG leaders from across North America and around the world – returns live and in-person, Monday-Thursday (Dec. 13-16, 2021) at the Waldorf Astoria’s Monarch Beach Resort & Club, a 5-star and 5-Diamond venue in Dana Point, the crown-jewel of southern California’s Orange County.

More than 700 RNG industry leaders – executives, principals and decision-makers – are registered to attend this year’s RNG CONFERENCE to benefit from real-time updates on RNG Coalition’s advocacy and education efforts, including relevant RNG policy (legislation, regulation), related markets (federal, state, provincial or regional) and political developments, and to participate in premier business networking opportunities.

Registration will be capped at 800.

RNG CONFERENCE 2021 Program:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM RNG GOLF CLASSIC (separate registration required)

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

5:00 – 7:00 PM OPENING RECEPTION & 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  • Creative Black Tie (encouraged, not required) or Black Tie (optional); Business Formal acceptable

7:00PM – PRIVATE NETWORKING DINNERS ENCOURAGED

TUESDAY, DEC 14

7:00 – 8:30 AM REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN & HOSTED BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:00 AM State of  the RNG Industry 

Speakers:

Johannes Escudero, Founder & CEO (RNG Coalition)

David Cox, Founder & CFO (RNG Coalition)

9:00 – 9:15 AM RNG’s Role as a Sustainability Solution

Speaker:

Jamie Froedge, Executive President of Commercial & Residential Solutions

Office of the Chief Executive (Emerson)

9:15 – 10:15 AM Meeting Net Zero Pledges with RNG

Moderator: Michael Train,  Chief Sustainability Officer (Emerson)

Panel:

Yaniv Scherson, Chief Operating Officer (Anaergia)

McClain Porter, Chief Energy Officer (Bioenergy Devco)

Danielle Lincoln, General Manager – Renewables (Chevron)

Allan Schurr, Chief Commercial Officer (Enchanted Rock)

Andy Brosnan, SVP of Strategy & Business Development (Element Markets)

Sam Schabacker, Renewable Energy Manager (UC Office of the President)

10:15 -10:45 AM Navigating RNG to the Maritime Market

Speakers:

Nico De Golia, Director – Global Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship (Crowley)

Matt Jackson, VP of Business Development for Shipping (Crowley)

10:45 – 11:00 AM RNG’s Thermal Future

Speakers:

Michael Bakas, Executive Vice President (Ameresco)

Sheila Miller, Senior Project Developer (Ameresco)

11:00 – 11:15 AM NW Natural: Delivering on the Promise of RNG

Speakers:

Kim Heiting, Vice President of Operations (NWNatural)

Anna Chittum, Director of Renewable Resources (NWNatural)

11:15 – 12:15 PM Meeting Consumer Demand with Renewable Gas Goals & Standards

Moderator: Jared Liu Klein, Public Policy Manager (SoCalGas)

Panel:

Karin Sung, Senior Energy Analyst (CA Public Utilities Commission)

Erica Larson, Counsel – Minnesota Gas (CenterPoint Energy)

Michael Tschantz, Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs (Ingevity)

Lizzy Reinholt, VP, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs (Summit Utilities)

Roger Williams, Director, Business Development – US Pipelines (TransCanada)

Greg Morse, Director, Policy & Planning (Vermont Gas)

12:15 – 12:30 PM Creating a More Circular Economy: Food Waste to RNG

Speakers:

John Hanselman, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (Vanguard Renewables)

Morgan Collins, Head of Sustainable Finance (Starbucks)

12:30 – 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH

2:00 – 5:00 PM BUSINESS NETWORKING +

DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING (separate registration required)

5:00 – 7:00 PM HOSTED RECEPTION

7:00PM – PRIVATE NETWORKING DINNERS ENCOURAGED

WEDNESDAY, DEC 15

7:00 – 8:30 AM REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN & HOSTED BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:45 AM Economic Analysis of the US Renewable Natural Gas Industry

Speaker:

Mark Eisenhower, Director (Guidehouse)

8:45 – 9:45 AM Entering 2022: Renewable Fuel Standard Policies & Markets

Moderator: Adam Tsung, Market & Structuring Analyst – RNG (Trillium Energy)

Panel:

Sandra Dunphy, Director, Energy & Compliance (Weaver & Tidwell, LLP)

Susan Lafferty, Partner – Washington, DC (Eversheds Sutherland)

Tyler Henn, Vice President & General Manager (Clean Energy Fuels)

Viral Amin, Director, Strategy and M&A (DTE Vantage)

Michael Jensen, Senior Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs (WM)

9:45 – 10:00 AM The Convergence of RNG and Hydrogen 

Speakers:

Stewart Stewart, Chief Commercial Officer (BayoTech)

Mark Longstreth, Partner (Newlight Partners)

10:00 -11:00 AM Dynamics of Current LCFS Policies & Markets 

Moderator: Sam Wade, Director of Public Policy (RNG Coalition)

Panel:

Grant Zimmerman, CEO (Amp Americas)

Matthew Botill, Assistant Division Chief (CA Air Resources Board)

Karyn Jones, Senior Regulatory Consultant (EcoEngineers)

Daryl Maas, CEO (Maas Energy Works)

11:00 – 11:15 AM A Roadmap for RNG-to-Gasoline

Speakers:

Neda Hazen, Commercial Director – Renewable Energy (Nacero)

Alex Agrons, Director of Business Development (Nacero)

11:15 – 12:15 PM Clean Fuel Standards for Climate Action

Moderator: Harrison Clay, Head of Biogas Energy Transition (Mercuria Energy)

Panel:

Sean Wine, Vice President, Renewables Operations (Clean Energy Fuels)

Pat Foody, Executive Vice President, Commercial Development (Iogen)

Ryan Bankerd, Corporate Director Automotive Sustainability (UPS)

Julie Tighe, President (New York League of Conservation Voters)

Reuven Carlyle, State Senator (Washington State)

12:15 – 12:30 PM The Power of RNG: Electric Vehicles and Hybrids

Speakers:

Thomas Healy, Founder & CEO (Hyliion)

Bobby Cherian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Supply Chain (Hyliion)

12:30 – 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH

2:00 – 5:00 PM BUSINESS NETWORKING

5:00 – 7:00 PM HOSTED RECEPTION

7:00PM – PRIVATE NETWORKING DINNERS ENCOURAGED

THURSDAY, DEC 16

7:00 – 8:30 AM REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN & HOSTED BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:45 AM The ESG Case for RNG

Speaker: Karel Kapoun, General Manager – Renewable Natural Gas (Shell)

8:45 – 9:45 AM Voluntary Maturity: Renewable Thermal Credits & GreenE Certification

Moderator: Randy Lack, Founder & Co-President (Element Markets)

Panel:

Ken Nelson, President (BlueDelta)

Ben Gerber, CEO (MRETS)

Peter Weisberg, Director, New Product Development (3Degrees)

9:45 – 10:00 AM Always On: Resiliency with RNG for Fuel Cells

Speaker: Todd Little, Director – Gas Management (Bloom Energy)

10:00 -10:15 AM Unlocking Net Zero Sustainable Aviation Fuel with RNG

Speakers:

Andy Foster, President – Advanced Fuels (Aemetis)

John Plaza, President & CEO (SkyNRG)

10:15 – 11:00 AM Evaluating RNG as an Investment

Moderator: David Gardels, Partner (Husch Blackwell)

Panel:

Amir Akbari, Co-Founder & CEO (Anessa Biogas)

Zeina El-Azzi, Global President of RNG (Brightmark)

Allison Larr, Vice President (Citi)

John Dannan, Managing Director (Generate)

Gary Greenblatt, Senior Managing Director (Marathon Capital)

Lela Jgerenaia, Vice President (Starwood Energy Group Global)

11:00 – 11:45 AM RNG Mergers & Acquisitions in the Energy Transition

Moderator: Jordan Hemaidan, Partner (Michael Best & Friedrich)

Panel:

Anthony Ashley, Vice President – Energy Transition Ventures (Kinder Morgan),

Craig Moore, Vice President & CCO (Kinetrex Energy, a Kinder Morgan Company)

Billy O’Neil, Managing Director (Piper Sandler)

Dan Rice, CEO (Rice Acquisition Corporation)

11:45 – 12:15 PM Advancing RNG in Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

Moderator: Manning Feraci, Director of Federal Gov’t Affairs (RNG Coalition)

Panel:

Ashley Patterson Beaty, Principal (Ardeidae Group)

Durham McCormick, Partner (McGuireWoods)

12:15 – 12:30 PM Closing Remarks

12:30 – 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH / CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

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