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FUELING THE ROAD TO NET-ZERO 2050

BIOFUEL BLENDING, INFRASTRUCTURE, SUPPLY, INCENTIVES AND MORE 

 

BIOFUEL SESSIONS
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:

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Speaker
Joe Uglietto
Diversified Energy Specialists
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The energy industry is undergoing a rapid transition away from carbon intensive fuels. The heating oil industry has been losing market share to competing fuels for the last twenty years, but a transition to low-carbon fuels could alter the competitive landscape. The transformation of the energy industry will have a detrimental effect on heating fuels that do not have the ability to reduce their carbon intensity and do not have a well-defined path to net-zero carbon emissions. This presentation will explore the life-cycle analysis and economics of all heating fuels, their ability to reduce carbon intensity, and how policy will impact future market share.



About the Speaker(s)

Joe Uglietto is President of Diversified Energy Specialists (DES) which is a biofuels consulting and environmental markets trading company. Joe has consulted on projects for the National Biodiesel Board and the National Oil Research Alliance on a range of topics, with the common goal of decarbonizing the heating oil industry.  DES serves as an aggregation for biofuel distributors in the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard and also trades in environmental markets across the country. DES is looking forward to providing aggregation and consulting services for biofuel distributors in Connecticut once the CT Thermal Renewable Portfolio Standard is implemented. 

 

Meeting ID: 845 580 5315

Passcode: DES

Speaker
Clinton Graham
ET Products
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Fuels in the heating oil market are constantly changing with increased biofuel blends.  B20 is here to stay and many are looking to use blends up to 50% FAME and higher.  A push is on in the New England market to see half or more of all fuels from renewable sources by 2050 and marketers to the fuel oil industry are scrambling to find solutions to the storage and stability problems that can come with these changes.  In this session, we will discuss the changing regulatory landscape in New England; the challenges of storing biofuels and protecting storage and heating equipment; the benefits of fuel oil treatment to address storage challenges; and much more.



About the Speaker(s)

Clinton Graham is a career scientist with over 40 years of experience in chemical process industries and teaching.  He’s spent the last 11 years in automotive fluids and fuels, and has been managing the technical operations of ET products, LLC since February 2014.

Speaker
Lindsay Fitzgerald
REG
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The next generation of industry leaders will be living in a new biofuels world where mechanisms like the RFS may define both supply and pricing of biofuels in the future.  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal program that requires diesel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels, i.e. biofuel.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the RFS program and establishes volume requirements for biofuels. Certain companies are obligated by the RFS to either buy the biofuels or purchase credits, called RINs, that represent biofuel production.  Thus both volume of production, purchasing of biofuels, and pricing through RINS on an open market all come into play with the RFS and is one path biofuel markets may evolve into over years to come, and that future marketers need to understand.  It may become as important to understand as understanding trading of heating oil on the NYMEX.  This session will also look at how the RFS affects your investment in biofuels currently; which businesses stand to profit most from RIN trading.



About the Speaker(s)

Lindsay Fitzgerald, Renewable Energy Group (REG) is their Director of Government Affairs.  Previously she was the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, and prior to that she worked at the EPA where she helped develop the RFS program, so her expertise and insight should be an invaluable resource for those who attend this webinar.

Speaker
Katie Baker
Sack Energy
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This presentation will cover in detail the procedural requirements for participating in the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS) program utilizing eligible biofuel.  The presentation will include key features of the mandate, program and registration requirements, eligibility criteria, reporting requirements, establishing an account with the NEPOOL GIS, and how Alternative Energy Credits are generated, minted and monetized for biofuel distributors.

We’ll also update what’s happening in Connecticut with the state’s Thermal Renewable Energy Credit (TREC) program, including how the state is resisting the industry’s efforts to include a biofuel component to the state’s RPS system like was done in Massachusetts.



About the Speaker(s)

Katie Baker is the Director of Programs and Marketing with Sack Energy.  She is responsible for the administration of the Massachusetts APS Program for Sack Energy, and has worked with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources since the implementation of the program in 2016.

Speaker
Mark Smith & Leo Verruso
Advanced Fuel Solutions
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At a summit organized by NEFI last September in Providence, RI, more than 300 industry stakeholders from across the Northeast unanimously adopted a resolution to dramatically reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The Providence Resolution promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil by 40 percent by 2030 and deliver a net-zero liquid heating fuel to consumers by 2050.  The resolution has since been adopted by every state and local heating oil association in the nine-state Northeast.  Join us as we define how Bioheat® can become the new norm and learn about blending and storage guidelines and best demonstrated practices designed to maximize the performance and efficiency of your product.  The session will look at fuel quality, legacy tanks, microbial contamination, managing pour point, and much more.



About the Speaker(s)

Mark K. Smith is an energy industry veteran with over 25-years’ experience. Currently, Mark is the Sales Manager for Advanced Fuel Solutions, where he leads a team of fuel quality professionals helping fuel dealers improve the quality of their fuel and the experience their customers have with it.  Over the years, Mark has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the retail fuel dealer market segment managing residential & commercial fuel sales, along with branded gasoline stations. Mark is an active member of Pennsylvania Motor Transit Association, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, and Delaware Valley Fuel Dealers Association.

Leo Verruso is the General Manager of Advanced Fuel Solutions and has been an active member of our industry for over 30 years. Leo is an active Board Member of the newly rebranded National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI), as well as on the Board of Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee.  In addition to his position at AFS, Leo is the co-founder of Vets2Techs, a 501(c)(3) organization to help connect United States Military Veterans with the workforce development needs of the energy industry.

 

*Schedule dates and times subject to change.

 

Register now for unlimited access to all six tracks, webcasting live on September 22 & 23 beginning at 8:00AM EST.