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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.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
10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
San Francisco Mayor’s Office
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.
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.
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.
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.
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