“Biodiesel 2015 and Beyond,” a Biodiesel/Bioheat forum

Wednesday, August 19 from 2 – 5 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Mankato, Minnesota

Biodiesel Markets Overview: Paul Nazzaro, President, Nazzaro Group, NBB Petroleum Liaison
An update of biodiesel industry developments, which will include but not be limited to legislative, regulatory, technical, and sustainability insight. Emphasis on current state of the industry as it pertains to RFS and petroleum intervention.

Energy Markets Update: John Wenzel, FC Stone
Insight on the energy markets and its impact on the biodiesel marketplace. How does declining crude oil valuations impact biodiesel handler’s decision to blend and distribute biodiesel? Will Argentinian biodiesel imports challenge domestic production or deep-water ports specifically? What percentage of the marketplace does renewables make up to date and will the trend continue?
Bioheat® the Evolution of Oil Heat: John Huber, President, National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Michael Trunzo, Past

President, New England Fuel Institute (NEFI)
In an industry where change comes slow, Bioheat has emerged as the number one solution to manage market erosion. Learn from industry leaders and suppliers as they share a story of how biodiesel was evaluated, adopted and fast tracked to become the 21st century heating oil.

Panel Discussion 1: Paul Nazzaro, John Wenzel, John Huber and Michael Trunzo
State and Federal Policy Update: Anne Steckel, National Biodiesel Board, Washington DC
A closer, behind-the-scenes look at the political winds in Washington, D.C. and St. Paul. The future of the biodiesel tax credit, and the fate of policy initiatives in Minnesota will be among the topics discussed.

Technology Update: Doug Root – Ag Utilization Research Institute and Steve Howell, MARCIV Consulting
As the biodiesel industry continues to develop and RFS volumes are revealed technology, companies continue efforts to develop production optimization strategies. Helping the industry remain competitive has become an integral aspect of keeping domestic biodiesel in a competitive position.

Investing in Biodiesel Production: Gary Koch, Gislason & Hunter LLP
A presentation on what’s happening in the marketplace when it comes to investing in biodiesel production, from venture capital markets to private equity, from cooperative business structure to private companies.

Panel Discussion 2: Anne Steckel, Doug Root, Steve Howell and Gary Koch
Open Comments: Ray Hart, Hart Home Comfort, Michael Ferrante, Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, Eric DeGesero, New Jersey Fuel Merchants, John Maniscalco, New York Oilheat AssociationOur panel of biodiesel and Bioheat experts will discuss the growing markets in the Northeastern U.S. as well as around the country. This will be a great opportunity for forum attendees to get their biodiesel questions answered.

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MN Bioheat Forum Agenda

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