Seventh Annual Forum

 

May 10-13, 2010 (CBC sessions: May 10-11)
University Conference Center
UC-Davis
Davis, CA

 

 

The California Biomass Collaborative held its seventh annual forum on biomass, in conjunction with the UC-Davis Energy Institute’s UC Energy Week 2010, May 10-13, at the new UC-Davis university conference center. Concurrently, the California Renewable Energy Collaborative also held meetings of the wind, solar, and geothermal collaboratives. In addition to these sessions, there was also a clean tech summit, which covered issues of resource accessibility, science challenges, energy efficiency, and integration of alternative energy sources, and an event wrap-up by the California Integrated Renewable Energy Systems group.

The CBC forum sessions covered: new directives, state mandates, and the Bioenergy Interagency Working Group’s new Bioenergy Action Plan; sustainability standards for agricultural and forest biomass use; and best uses and appropriate policies and definitions for urban-derived biomass and food processing wastes. See the Forum Announcement, below, for more information.

Program and Proceedings

May 10, 2010
May 11, 2010

May 10th, 2010 (Day 1)
Planning for Biomass Energy Development

Session, Speaker

  • Opening and Welcome: Forum logistics, agenda, and survey, Stephen Kaffka, California Biomass Collaborative – PDF
  • Keynote Presentation: Developing Biomass Energy in California, James Boyd, California Energy Commission – PDF, Video

 

Session 1—Revisiting California’s Bioenergy Action Plan
Moderator: Bryan Jenkins

Session, Speaker

  • Programmatic EIR for Dairy Digester and Co-Digester Facilities, Clay Rodgers – PDF, Video
  • Permitting of Anaerobic Digesters in California, Ken Decio, CalRecycle - Video
  • Forest Practice and State Greenhouse Gas Goals, Bill Snyder – Video
  • Sustainable Sourcing for Biomass Fuels, Bill Kinney, California Energy Commission – Video
  • Panel Discussion – Video

 

Session 2—Sustainability Standards and Biomass Projects
Moderator: Stephen Kaffka

Session, Speaker

  • A Brief History of Sustainability, Stephen Kaffka, California Biomass Collaborative - Video
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels: Key Challenges, Alissa Kendall, UC Davis – PDF, Video
  • AB 118 Sustainability Program and Standards, Jim McKinney, California Energy Commission – PDF, Video
  • Sustainability Provisions for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Mike Waugh, California Air Resources Board – PDF, Video
  • Production Sustainability Standards, John Heissenbuttel, Council on Sustainable Biomass Production – PDF, Video
  • International Standards of Sustainability for Biofuels: Overview and Status Update, Sonia Yeh, UC Davis – PDF, Video
  • Sustainability Standards and Certification, Jeff Dlott, Protected Harvest – PDF, Video
  • Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Sustainable Winegrowing Program, Cliff Ohmart, Lodi-Woodbridge Wine Growers – PDF, Video
  • Specialty Crop Standards, Hank Giclas, Western Growers – PDF, Video
  • Organic Standards, Claudia Reid, California Coalition of Organic Farmers – PDF, Video
  • Sustainably Produced Bioenergy, Debbie Hammel, National Resources Defense Council – PDF, Video
  • Industry Perspectives: Western States Petroleum Association, Cathy Reheis-Boyd, Western States Petroleum Association – PDF, Video
  • Industry Perspectives: Community Fuels, Christopher Guay, Community Fuels – Video
  • Industry Perspectives: Pacific Ethanol, Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol – Video
  • Wrap-up, Stephen Kaffka, California Biomass Collaborative

May 11th, 2010 (Day 2)
Managing Urban-Derived Biomass

Session, Speaker

  • Opening and Welcome: Forum agenda, Stephen Kaffka, California Biomass Collaborative – PDF
Session 3—Alternative Uses for Urban-Derived Biomass
Moderator: Clark Williams

Session, Speaker

  • Urban Biomass Utilization, Howard Levenson (for Mark Leary), CalRecycle – Video
  • Biomass and the Renewable Portfolio Standard, Anthony Eggert, California Energy Commission – PDF, Video
  • Uses for Urban-Derived Biomass for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Mike Waugh (for Michelle Werner), California Air Resources Board – PDF, Video
  • AB 222: Needed Statutory Reforms, Kay Martin, BioEnergy Producers Association – PDF, Video

 

Session 4—Jurisdiction-Sponsored Deployment of Urban Biomass Conversion Technology
Moderator: Jacques Franco

Session, Speaker

  • City of San Jose Zero Waste Strategies and Case Studies, Michele Young, City of San Jose – PDF, Video
  • Refuse to Resource: A Municipal Framework for a Future without Landfills, Patrick Mathews, Salinas Valley Waste Management Authority – PDF, Video
  • Los Angeles County Conversion Technology Demonstration Project Update, Coby Skye, Los Angeles County – PDF, Video

 

Session 5—Private Deployment of Urban Biomass Conversion Technology
Moderator: Fernando Berton

Session, Speaker

  • Waste-to-Fuels: Advancing the Best Low Carbon Fuel Pathway for California, Ted Kneische, Fulcrum Bioenergy – PDF, Video
  • Anaerobic Digestion and the Path to Zero Waste, Paul Relis, UC Santa Barbara – Video
  • Extracting Value from Organics, Paul Sellew, Harvest Power – PDF, Video
  • In-City and On-Farm Projects, Kevin Best, Real Energy – PDF, Video

 

Session 6 — Financing Urban Biomass Conversion Technology
Moderator: Stephen Kaffka

Session, Speaker

  • AB 118: California’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Funding Program, Bill Kinney, California Energy Commission – PDF, Video
  • Project Funding Opportunies, Ari Elden, Kennedy Jenks, Consultants – Video
  • Tax Exempt Bond Project Financing, Michael Paparian, California Pollution Control Financing Authority – PDF, Video