One-Day Workshop Hosted By Socalgas® and Energy Vision

October 27, 2016
8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

SoCalGas Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey CA 90241



8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration, Check-In and Breakfast.

8:45 – 8:50 a.m.

Workshop Introduction: Moving Toward a Sustainable Energy & Transportation Future

Joanna Underwood, founder, Energy Vision

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Address

Lisa Alexander, vice president of customer solutions and communications, SoCalGas

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Case Studies: Turning Waste into Vehicle Fuel or RNG

Biogas to RNG at Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Facility
BioFuels Energy, LLC | Frank Mazanec, managing director

Municipal Organics, Anaerobic Digestion & RNG
CR&R | Mike Silva, civil engineer and project manager

Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Demonstration Project
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County | Mark McDannel, section head - energy recovery section

Developing Dairy RNG Projects in the Nation’s Largest Dairy State
California Bioenergy | Neil Black, president

Developing RNG Projects for Economic Success
Baker Tilly | Jessica Giffey, senior consultant

Moderator: Matt Tomich, president, Energy Vision

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

The Role of State Agencies in Advancing RNG

South Coast Air Quality Management District | Dr. Philip Fine, deputy executive officer, Planning, Rule Development and Area Sources Division

California Air Resources Board | Ryan McCarthy, science and technology policy advisor

CalRecycle | Scott Beckner, senior environmental scientist

California Energy Commission | Elizabeth John, biofuels unit supervisor

Moderator: Ken Chawkins, public policy manager, SoCalGas

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.       

Lunch and Networking

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

From Biogas to RNG: Overview Of Biogas Upgrading Technologies & Utility Interconnection

Greenlane Biogas | Brent Jaklin, managing director,

Xebec | Gary Blizzard, vice president

Air Liquide | Mike Mitariten, market director

Puregas Solutions | Goran Eriksson, vice president,

SoCalGas | Jim Lucas, Market Development Manager

Moderator: Scott Olson , director of strategic planning for renewables and energy efficiency, Black and Veatch Corporation

2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Coffee and Networking

2:10 - 3:20 p.m.

Biogas/RNG End Use Applications

ICF | Jeffrey Rosenfeld, senior technical specialist

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels | Nicholas Lumpkin, Director of Business Development

Bloom Energy | Todd Little, director – Gas Management

PG&E | Dave Lewis, director – Wholesale Marketing and Business Development

Cummins Westport | Doug Sperry, Transit Account Manager

Moderator: Matt Tomich, president, Energy Vision

3:20 - 3:50 p.m.

Exploring The Economic/Policy Landscape

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas | Johannes Escudero, CEO and executive director

Bioenergy Association of California | Julia Levin, executive director

3:50 - 4:10 p.m.

The Role of Renewable Gas in A Renewable Future

Diane Moss, founder and director of the renewables | 100 Policy Institute

4:10 – 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Joanna Underwood, founder, Energy Vision