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|Saturday, February 2, 2008|
|12:00PM – 1:00PM||Registration|
|1:00PM – 1:20PM||Welcome from the SBS Organizing Committee
“Where we are in the Sustainable Biodiesel Industry Today”
Rachel Burton, Piedmont Biofuels, SBS
|1:20PM – 2:00PM||“Making the Environmental Case for Sustainable Biodiesel”
Carles Estévez, IUCT – Green Chemistry, Barcelona
|2:10PM – 2:45PM||“Making the Ethical Case for Sustainable Biodiesel”
Jane Earley, Earley & White Consulting Group LLC.
|2:45PM – 3:15PM||Break, Poster Viewing|
|3:15PM – 4:30PM||“Making the Business Case for Sustainable Biodiesel”
Chris Juniper, Sustainability Leadership Institute
|4:30PM – 5:30PM||“Facilitated Discussion with Panel”|
|5:30PM – 6:30PM||Poster Viewing, Happy Hour w/ Cash Bar|
|Sunday, February 3, 2008|
|8:00AM – 9:00AM||Registration|
|9:00AM – 9:05AM||Welcome from SBS Organizing Committee|
|9:05AM – 9:30AM||“Biofuels Sustainability, Climate Change and the Big Picture”
Jake Stewart, Organic Fuels
|9:30AM – 11:00AM||“Overview of Sustainability Certification Programs”
Barbara Bramble, Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels
Kelly King, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance
Anne Hill, City of Portland, Oregon
Chris Garth, Carolina Management System Services
|11:00AM – 11:30AM||Break, Poster Viewing|
|11:30AM – 12:15PM||“Facilitated Charrette of Certification Efforts”|
|12:15PM – 1:15PM||Lunch
Joe Jobe & Ed Hegland, National Biodiesel Board
|1:15PM – 2:45PM||“Innovative Feedstocks”
Michael Haas, US Department of Agriculture
had Doye, Oklahoma Farm Bureau
John Sheehan, LiveFuels Inc.
|2:45PM – 3:15PM||Break, Poster Viewing|
|3:15PM – 3:40PM||“Quick, Inexpensive On-site Quality Testing”
Teresa Alleman, NREL
|3:40PM – 4:15AM||Poster Highlights|
|4:15PM – 5:15PM||Facilitated Wrap-Up Discussion|
Is the former Director of Sustainable Agriculture at WWF (World Wildlife Fund), where she worked on biofuels projects with the industry and NGO’s. Jane is also engaged with the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels.
Is co-founder and scientific director of IUCT (Science and Technology Institute. Mollet del Valles. Spain). He is currently in charge of the Green Chemistry Program. Since 1997 he is principal investigator of several projects related to the industrial application of green chemistry. He currently maintains an active collaboration with companies in sectors ranging from the pharmaceutical fine chemicals to the biodiesel production. He has published 3 patents related to the application of ionic liquids and biotechnological methods to the synthesis of fine chemicals.
Is a sustainability economist with over 12 years experience serving communities and states as an economic development manager, seven years as a sustainability consultant and six years teaching environmental and sustainable economics. Formerly with the Rocky Mountain Institute, Christopher currently consults with businesses, government organizations and communities engaged in the sustainability challenge, including Ft. Carson Army Base. He is a national speaker, editor of Natural Capitalism and primary author of The Natural Capitalism Fieldguide (forthcoming).
Jake’s focus is on our long-term objectives for a viable business in clean energy. In addition to his expertise in advanced renewable fuel technologies, Jake has a unique awareness of the social and political issues of the renewables industry, and he speaks with our voice among some of the most influential players in the sector. He has been a keynote speaker or panel expert at more than 15 major alternative energy events, including the 2005 International Energy Council Summit, and is recognized nationally for accomplishments and contributions to the developing biofuel industry. He received the EPA Project of the Year award for his work in biofuel and renewable energy integration. His professional energy experience includes work in renewable hydrogen, wind, solar, biogas, and biofuels. He facilitated the first Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy for joint biofuel technology R&D. He is an alternative fuel and energy advisor for the DOE’s Clean Cities Coalition, holds chairs in both the regulatory and technical committees of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), and was elected to lead an executive task force to develop quality control and enforcement policies for the national industry. He is a voting member of ASTM International and on the committee for national biofuel standards development. Prior to joining Organic Fuels, he was the Vice President and R&D director at Biodiesel Industries, Inc.
Is the Senior Program Advisor for International Affairs of National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Over two decades at NWF, as the original founder and director of NWF’s International Affairs department, Ms Bramble helped to place environmental issues in the center of economic decision-making. She developed international NGO networks to reform the environmental and social policies of the World Bank and other multi-lateral development banks; and advocate that international trade agreements promote, rather than frustrate, sustainable development. She was a key organizer of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and the Rio + 5 Conference in 1997. Ms Bramble serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Mexico, Brazil and the U.S., and is the chair of the board of the Forest Stewardship Council of the U.S. She is an environmental lawyer, and has worked in the Executive Office of the U.S. President, and in private law practice.
Kelly King is currently the Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications for Pacific Biodiesel. A Maui resident for 27 years, Kelly co-founded the biodiesel company with her husband Robert King in 1996. Pacific Biodiesel was created to help alleviate the disposal of waste cooking oil at the island’s landfill and became the first commercial retail biodiesel company in the United States. In 2006, together with Daryl Hannah and Willie and Annie Nelson, Kelly co-founded the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a non-profit organization that seeks to develop standards and criteria, as well as verification protocol, for sustainable biodiesel practices.
Anne Hill is a dynamic leader of innovative public/ private initiatives. In her capacity as Principal Management Analyst, Ms. Hill has directed the implementation of the City of Portland’s successful Renewable Fuel Standards, working with stakeholders to draft the Administrative Rule. Ms. Hill enjoys the challenges of projects with significant public involvement and policy components. Prior to her work with the City of Portland, Anne built a distinguished career in the field of workforce development, first as a labor organizer and lobbyist, and later as a Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at Worksystems Inc., a public -private partnership that invests in and manages workforce programs in a three county-region. She has also managed numerous political campaigns, both professionally and as a volunteer, and has been responsible for fundraising and resource development for multiple programs and initiatives—including a $20 million federal grant to support youth services in a low-income Portland neighborhood. Anne holds a degree (with honors) from the University of the Redlands, and has received numerous awards and commendations in leadership development and workplace diversity. Ms. Hill has extensive experience providing seminars, classes and presentations in project management, community involvement, and workforce development. She makes her home in Portland, OR with her husband and two young boys.
Besides working as an industry quality assurance auditor for the Carolina Management System Services, Chris is also a BQ9000 auditor for the biodiesel industry. Chris brings to our forum his familiarity with the ISO 2600 Sustainability standards, and certification processes.
Joe Jobe is the Executive Director for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Joe has been with the NBB since 1997. The executive director is the chief executive staff position who reports to the board of directors on the implementation of all NBB policies and programs. Joe became interested in energy, agricultural, and environmental issues growing up on a farm in central Missouri. Prior to working for the NBB, Joe was a fraud investigator for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Prior to that he worked as a certified public accountant
Dr. Haas is a biochemist with the USDA at the ARS Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa., where he developed a new approach to synthesizing biodiesel that removes a costly component of biodiesel production. The method developed by Dr. Haas and team at the ARS Fats, Oils and Animal Co-products Research Unit in Pennsylvania, eliminates the use of hexane, an air pollutant regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, from the production of soybean oil for biodiesel synthesis. In May, the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board awarded Dr. Haas a gold medal for his contributions to the project he participated in with Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, to demonstrate that trap grease can be converted into a clean-burning, renewable fuel source. A former President of the AOCS, Mike was chair of the AOCS “Congress on Biodiesel: The Science & The Technologies” conference this last November on Vienna Austria.
Thad just completed his third year of growing, crushing, and processing sunflowers for fuel. Thad’s sister, Dr. Damona Doyle, is an Agriculture Economist at Oklahoma State University, and has tracked the project’s economics.
DOE National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) for 16 years, Final project manager for the algae-to-biodiesel Aquatic Species Program- Lead author on the 300-page report. Office of Strategy, W.R. Grace Merck
Teresa Alleman is a chemist with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Prior to coming to NREL, Teresa worked at the Colorado School of Mines high altitude diesel emission testing facility and has extensive experience in diesel and biodiesel emissions work. Since coming to NREL 7 years ago, Teresa has worked mainly on Fischer-Tropsch and biodiesel utilization issues. She currently leads efforts into biodiesel utilization issues, such as quality, improving standards, and alternate test methods.