Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Exploring Clean Fuels and Markets
4:00 pm - 5:30 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
The market for clean fuels is growing and the technologies to produce them more diverse. This 101 overview session is a must for anyone new to the industry, market or simply looking for a refresher. This is a great opportunity for media to learn the basics.
7:30 am - 8:15 AM PST | South Seas Ballroom
Coming up Aces: Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the Age of Decarbonization
8:30 am - 10:00 AM PST | South Seas Ballroom
The year 2022 dawns with exciting prospects for low carbon fuels like biodiesel – perhaps unlike anything we’ve seen in our 30-year history. Renewable diesel is also betting on success, with billions of dollars in planned projects. Plus, sustainable aviation fuel looms on the horizon. How will feedstock, technology and geography shuffle the deck during the next decade of renewable fuels production? As major corporations and governments go “all in” on net zero carbon, business models in the traditional petroleum sector and beyond will likely experience disruption in 2022 and beyond. Our expert panel will tackle the question: How can these three low carbon fuels work together?
Doubling Down on Feedstock: How Will We Meet Growing Demand?
10:45 am - 12:00 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
Tight fats and oils supplies, coupled with continued uncertainty in the policy arena, beset the industry in 2021. In this session, engage with market and technology experts as they provide their outlook for fats and oils. We’ll also examine new crops and technologies that are sure to impact the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market over the next decade.
Improving the Hand You’re Dealt: Empowering Stakeholders to Seek Better Carbon Policies
10:45 am - 11:45 AM PST | Jasmine C/D
Although it dates to at least the 1980s, today the concept of Environmental Justice is resonating like never before. As the nation works toward the goal of fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies, how can biodiesel and renewable diesel help? You’ll hear from EJ and air quality experts. You’ll also see new results from an expanded study on biodiesel’s health impacts at the neighborhood level. Plus, you’ll hear from a fleet manager in Washington, D.C., who prioritizes the health of his employees and community by using biodiesel blends.
Put it All on Green: Understanding ESG in the New Corporate America
11:45 am - 12:15 PM PST | Jasmine C/D
Responding to rising emissions and consumer engagement, major corporations are pledging to up the ante on reducing their GHG emissions. Many have set net-zero targets – but for dates well into the future. While these pledges are important as pressure mounts, key questions remain: How soon can the carbon reductions occur, and is a pledge to decarbonize decades in the future aggressive enough? We’ll break down the world of corporate sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance standards, as well as how biodiesel and renewable diesel can make a difference.
Best Bets for Carbon Reduction Now: Vehicle Technology Showcase
1:30 pm - 2:45 PM PST | South Seas Ballroom
Original equipment manufacturers and fleets across the country are looking beyond fossil fuels. They’re considering a variety of emissions reduction technologies such as biomass-based diesel fuels, electric vehicles and other alternatives to help slow the progression of climate change. However, while electric solutions are still under development, biomass-based diesel fuels such as biodiesel and renewable diesel can help fleets achieve substantial emissions reductions today and well into the future! Join us for an inside look at the OEMs’ current and future product plans for their diesel platforms, and why they continue to place their bets on biodiesel and renewable diesel.
Conference Central Expo & Afternoon Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 PM PST | South Seas Ballroom
Deal Me In: Which States Sit at the Carbon Reduction Table and Who Wants in?
3:15 pm - 4:30 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
States are increasingly going all in on implementing new or expanded carbon reduction policies. Many of them involve or have major impacts on biodiesel and renewable diesel markets. This knowledgeable state governmental affairs panel will explore how states have succeeded with these carbon reduction policies, which states are likely to join the table next, what challenges those states face and which policies have good odds on making a winning hand at the state level!
Bioheat® Fuel: In it to Win it
3:15 pm - 4:30 PM PST | Jasmine C/D
As legislators work to jettison heating oil in favor of other technologies, you could say the chips have been down for that industry. Biodiesel offers a promising hand. Join Bioheat® fuel industry leaders to hear of the progress in the heating oil industry as it accelerates decarbonization efforts through the adoption of Bioheat® fuel. You’ll hear unique perspectives from a leading terminal wholesale executive, as well as the largest fuel dealer in the nation. You’ll also hear from a vocal advocate of small family-owned Bioheat® fuel businesses. Come see a clear vision of what the 21st Century heating space will look like – with low carbon liquids at the center of the table.
Wednesday, January 19
8:00 am - 8:45 AM PST | South Seas Ballroom
Ready, Reset, Go: Let it Ride on the RFS?
9:00 am - 10:30 AM PST | South Seas Ballroom
As Congress and the Biden administration place new wagers on electric vehicles, sustainable aviation fuel and clean power, is the Renewable Fuel Standard program still a sure bet? With a bank roll of an estimated 144 million tons of carbon emission reductions over the past decade, can our industry not only stay at the table, but up the ante over the next decade? Our expert panel will help the industry navigate the tables in D.C. and discuss what the RFS “reset” in 2023 really means for the next decade.
The Point Spread on Congressional Action
11:15 am - 12:30 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
Washington-based NBB staff and consultants will lay odds for the clean fuels industry’s policy priorities as Congress heads into an election year. The expert panel will discuss the political stakes for farmers and biofuel producers as Congress pursues clean energy, economic and social goals.
Beyond the Road: New and Expanding Markets
11:15 am - 12:30 PM PST | Jasmine C/D
Biodiesel is turning the heads of off-road market leaders. After 20 years of biodiesel in the game, the railroad and marine markets are now laying their cards on the table in favor of biodiesel. Plus, Bioheat® fuel continues to reshape the 21st century heating oil market, holding the promise of over 1 billion gallons of biodiesel demand. We’ll look at what’s driving this opportunity, from increasing regulatory pressure, to consumer demand, to Environmental, Social and Governance standards. These markets are clamoring to decarbonize. We’ll hear from representatives from each market to explain why they now want to go all-in on biodiesel – even beyond B20!
Science Aces: The Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel
1:30 pm - 2:45 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
From exciting feedstock research to calculating carbon reduction strategies, university students are betting on biodiesel coast-to-coast! Come see the work of these ace scientists and learn how it could impact your business and our energy supply at large for decades to come.
All in on Rebranding
1:30 pm - 2:45 PM PST | Jasmine C/D
Dunkin did it. Budweiser did it. Even Prince did it – rebranding! Changing a brand is equal parts risk and opportunity. When done right, a reinvention can enhance your image, improve awareness and give new purpose to your path. Leaders from the National Biodiesel Board recently announced our new name: Clean Fuels Alliance America. Join our marketing and communications professionals to learn more about what’s involved with rebranding. You’ll also learn what drove this rebranding effort and what you can expect moving forward, from our new colors to the language we’ll use to describe our industry. Attendees will also get an exclusive preview of our upcoming advertising campaign.
Conference Central Expo & Afternoon Break
2:45 pm - 3:00 PM PST | South Seas Ballroom
All Bets are on: How Biodiesel, RD and SAF Impact the Farm
3:00 pm - 4:15 PM PST | Jasmine A/B
Thirty years ago, farmers bet big on biodiesel to increase the value of soybean oil and improve farm profitability. Find out how that bet has paid off in extraordinary ways! Plus, in today’s low carbon economy, the opportunities continue to grow. Learn how renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and even electrification can help farmers win big. You’ll hear from the entire chain: a commodities expert, a fuel distributor, a producer of renewable diesel and a high-profile, green city’s fleet manager who can’t say enough good things about biodiesel!
ASTM: Running the Table
3:00 pm - 4:15 PM PST | Jasmine C/D
As quickly as it seems fuels and feedstocks change, engine technology changes even faster. Learn the latest on how as diesel technology evolves, so do the standards that shape biodiesel production and use. Hear from top technical minds and leading industry researchers on the latest in fuel quality, engine research and more for both on and off-road specifications.
Thursday, January 20
Conference Central Expo and 30-Year Anniversary Breakfast – Plus a Look to the Next 30!
8:00 am - 10:00 AM PST | South Seas Ballroom
Thirty years after visionary soybean farmers founded what was originally known as the National Soy Diesel Development Board, a lot has changed – and our evolution is just beginning. Come celebrate the 30thanniversary of your trade association in this special anniversary breakfast with past leaders who “bet the farm” on biodiesel. Then, hear from current industry leaders on their vision for the next 30 years. Also, as you’re leaving Las Vegas, grab NBB’s new book authored by Ron Kotrba chronicling this intriguing history! Get your complimentary signed copy at this closing session.