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FREE EVENT: Bay Area Clean Cities Biodiesel Summit

Interested in using cleaner American-made fuels for your diesel fleet, but don’t know where to start? Join the Bay Area Clean Cities Coalitions to learn everything you need to know about transitioning to biodiesel or renewable diesel, including fuel characteristics, performance attributes and emissions and sustainability profiles. You’ll also get the latest information on how state legislation may impact your fuel decisions. Hear from your peers on how area fleets have successfully adopted biodiesel, and learn biodiesel procurement strategies at this informative summit.

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day

Tuesday, October 7, 2014―10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (followed by transit roundtable)
SF Main Library (Koret Auditorium and Conference Rooms A & B, lower level)
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

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10:00 am       Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Welcome
    San Francisco Mayor’s Office
  • Introduction
    Bill Zeller, Clean Fleet and Fuel Coordinator, City and County San Francisco
    Sharon Hoff, Coordinator, San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition        

10:35 am       Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Technical & Regulatory Update   

Industry experts will explain the differences between biodiesel and renewable diesel, including cold flow properties, materials compatibility, engine manufacturer and warranty positions, and availability and distribution. Regulatory issues and sustainability profiles will also be discussed.

  • Speakers:
    Scott Fenwick, Technical Director, National Biodiesel Board: Definitions and Specifications
    Shelby Neal, Director of State Government Affairs, National Biodiesel Board: CA Air Resources Board Regulations
    Don Scott, Director of Sustainability, National Biodiesel Board: Sustainability Profiles
    Celia DuBose, Executive Director, California Biodiesel Alliance: CA State Water Board UST Regulations

11:35 am       Biodiesel Success Stories                                                                                   

Bay Area municipal fleet managers will discuss their experiences using biodiesel in their fleets, infrastructure and vehicle requirements, as well as permitting, testing, maintenance and other issues that arose during biodiesel adoption.

  • Speakers:
    Dan Sunseri, Fleet Manager, City of San Jose
    Marty Mellera, Sustainability Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

12:15 LUNCH and Speaker

Keith Kerman, Deputy Commissioner of New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services

1:15 pm        Sourcing, Pricing & Contracting for Biodiesel Diesel                 

Representatives from the industry’s leading organizations will discuss how to optimize fuel management expenditures as well as how to create a competitive RFP for fuel procurement. They will also discuss how the California Low carbon fuel standard credits and renewable identification numbers impact buying biodiesel.

  • Speakers:
    Dolores Santos, Fuel Supply Expert, Oil Price Information Service
    Eric Bowen, Vice President, Renewable Energy Group

2:15 pm        Closing Remarks     

Bill Zeller, San Francisco Clean Fleet and Fuel Coordinator
Sharon Hoff, San Francisco Clean Cities Coordinator

2:30 pm        Transit Roundtable Session

In this optional roundtable discussion let by SFMTA Sustainability Manager Marty Mellera, transit operators will have the opportunity to share best practices and unique issues facing transit fleets converting to biodiesel.