2014 CAAFI General Meeting
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Washington Monument

Jan. 28 - 29, 2014
2014 CAAFI General Meeting
Washington, DC


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                                                                                                                                                                        Final Agenda as Used

CAAFI BGM, Day 1:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014

7:00a – 8:10a

Registration, Breakfast (07:30), Networking

8:10a – 9:00a

Opening Remarks – Steve Csonka  Click for Presentation

Steve Csonka will provide some introductory comments, and then principals of CAAFI’s Sponsors and Public-Private Partners will share their perspectives with the group.

FAA:  Administrator Michael Huerta

A4A:  Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy

DOE:  Dr. Michael L. Knotek, Deputy Under Secretary, Office of the U/S for Science and Energy

9:00a – 10:30a

Government Partners’ Activities Update  Click for Presentation 1 |2

Panel will provide summaries of the current and upcoming efforts intended to enable broad development and commercialization of sustainable alternative jet fuel for the aviation enterprise.

Five 15 min. presentation & 15 min. discussion, moderated by Steve Csonka, Exec Dir CAAFI:

FAA – Lourdes Maurice, Executive Director for Environment and Energy

USDA – Harry Baumes, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses

DOE – Jonathan Male, Deputy Director, BETO

Navy – Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, Office of the DAS of the Navy for Energy

EPA – Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, OTAQ

10:30a – 11:00a

Break – Opportunity to network in the CAAFI Expo

11:00a – 12:25p

Finance  Click for Presentation

A moderated discussion on financing challenges, potential mechanisms and recent progress on funding approaches for the industry.

Four speakers, moderated by Don Schenk of ACA Associates, Inc.

Development Banker Perspective: Inter-American Development Bank – Arnaldo Viera de Carvalho

Brazilian Perspecitve: BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) – Artur Milanez, Biofuel Manager

U.S. Perspective: Westar Trade Resources – Cindy Thyfault, CEO

Manufacturer Perspective: AltAir Fuels – Tom Todaro, CEO

12:30p – 1:30p

Lunch & Keynote Address  Click for Presentation

Brad Tilden, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Airlines

1:30p – 2:00p

Biggest Challenges Click for Presentation

An open discussion moderated by CAAFI of big challenges to inform the breakout sessions that follow

2:00p – 3:10p

CAAFI Work Team Breakouts: Part 1 (see further details below)

To discuss progress, status, and future plans of each of the four CAAFI work teams:

R&D; Qualification; Environment; Business


3:10p – 3:30p

Break – Opportunity to network in the CAAFI Expo

3:30p – 5:30p

CAAFI Work Team Breakouts: Part 2 (see further details below)

To discuss progress, status, and future plans of each of the four CAAFI work teams:

R&D; Qualification; Environment; Business

5:30p – 6:45p

Evening reception and mixer – CAAFI Expo area


7:00p –

No Host Dinner – Teddy & The Bully Bar (1200 19th St. NW, Washington, DC)


CAAFI BGM, Day 2:  Wednesday, January 29, 2014

7:00a – 8:15a

Registration, Breakfast (7:30), Networking

8:15a – 9:30a

CAAFI Work Team Summaries & Discussion Click for Presentation

In Plenary, Work Team leaders will provide summaries of the break-out sessions of the previous day for the entire audience.

R&D – Mike Epstein

Cert/Qual – Mark Rumizen

Environment – Jim Hileman & Nancy Young

Business – John Heimlich

9:30a – 10:00a

Break – Opportunity to network in the CAAFI Expo

10:00a – 11:00p

Public-Private Partnership Efforts  Click for Presentation

A review of detailed partnership efforts across multiple agencies

Moderated by Nate Brown of FAA Energy and Environment (AEE)

USDA – Bill Goldner, NIFA efforts

DOE – Zia Haq, EERE, Drop-in fuels, TEA/CoP efforts

FAA –  Jim Hileman, Office of Environment & Energy, Technical efforts, ASCENT COE, and CLEEN 2

Commerce – Dan Friend, NIST/ITA activities

AS&TS – Mohan Gupta, FAA, Development of a National R&D jet fuel Strategy

11:00a – 12:25p

Local Initiatives  Click for Presentation

Participants will share the various forms these initiatives are taking and to encourage future efforts by the full supply chain, and to secure new ideas for future engagement

Moderated by Todd Campbell of USDA, F2F2 Co-Lead

USDA – Chris Cassidy, Renewable Energy Advisor

USDA – Vicki Walker, State Director of Rural Development – Oregon

CCAT/CT – Tom Maloney, Director, Technology, Research & Applications, CT Center for Adv. Tech.

GSR/VT – Dr. Anju Dahiya, Project Director, General Systems Research

CAAFI - Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus

12:30p – 1:30p

Lunch & Keynote Address   Click for Presentation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, introduced by:

US Navy – Mr. Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment

1:30p – 2:30p

Airline Engagement & Partnerships: Part 1  Click for Presentation

Discussion of elements of a true partnership approach in the United / AltAir deal- openness, flexibility, fairness.

Moderator, Bob Sturtz, World Fuel Services & Fueling California

UAL – Mihir Thakkar, Dir. Environmental Affairs and Sustainability

AltAir – Tom Todaro, CEO

Honeywell/UOP – Veronica May, VP/GM of Renewable Energy and Chemicals

WFS – Mike O’Hare, Manager Business Development

2:30p – 3:00p

Break – Opportunity to network in the CAAFI Expo

3:00p – 4:00p

Airline Engagement & Partnerships: Part 2 Click for Presentation

Additional progress will be outlined: 

Moderator – Dr. Bruno Miller, CAAFI Business Team Co-Lead

Alaska Airlines – Jay Long, Dir. Fuel Administration

SkyNRG – Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO

Solena – Dr. Robert Do, CEO

British Airways – Leigh Hudson, Environmental Manager - Carbon Management/Biofuels

4:00p – 5:30p

International Initiatives  Click for Presentation

Panel will discuss their structures and approaches, and will provide summaries of the current and upcoming efforts being pursued in activities around the world.

Moderated by Lourdes Maurice of FAA

20 min. introduction, four 15 min. presentation, &  discussion:

ICAO – Jane Hupe, Chief of ICAO Environment Branch, International Cival Aviation Organization

AIREG (Germany) – Joachim Buse, Vice Chairman, Av. Init.  for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.

AISAF (Australia) – Dr. Susan Pond, Chair, Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Brazilian Efforts – Alexandre Filizola, Environment Technical Manager, ANAC

Mike Lu, Coordinator, Brazilian Biojetfuel Platform

Bioquereseno (Spain) - César Velarde Catolfi-Salvoni, SENASA, OBSA Manager


Closing Remarks  Click for Presentation

Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI



R&D Team Breakout Session, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Introductions: Mike Epstein to facilitate a brief overview of the participants and their relevant R&D activities

2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

Identified Challenges and Gaps With Our Cheap Oakley Sunglasses

Moderators Ellen Stechel, Kirsten Van Fossen, Mike Epstein, Stephen Kramer, Zia Haq: 

The moderators will briefly present the previously identified challenges and gaps and give updates on their progress; Additional R&D team input on updates encouraged, if applicable

3:00 – 3:10 p.m.

Summary of General Meeting Messages

Mike Epstein moderated discussion: An opportunity to refresh on the views voiced by the expert panel and general membership

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Future Directions Discussion: Challenges and Gaps

Stephen Kramer moderated discussion: What is missing, what should be prioritized, and how these relate to General Meeting discussion?

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Future Directions Discussion: Communication Efforts

Stephen Kramer moderated discussion on efforts to-date, clarification of R&D team needs, potential improvement, and how these relate to General Meeting discussion

4:50 – 5:20 p.m.

Future Directions Discussion: Feedstock Readiness Level (FSRL)

Kristin Lewis moderated discussion seeking R&D team input for improving FSRL uptake

5:20 – 5:30 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Remarks:  Mike Epstein



Environmental Team Breakout Session, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Introductions, Nancy Young, A4A

2:10 – 3:10 p.m.

Sustainability Issues and Environmental Progression

Presentation and Group Discussion moderated by Kristin Lewis, Volpe:

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Life Cycle GHG Emissions

Presentation and Group Discussion, including feedback from Monday’s Environment Team Workshop, moderated by Jim Hileman, FAA

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Remarks, Nancy Young, A4A


Cert/Qual Team Breakout Session, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Session 1:  Pathway Approval


1. Pathway presentations are to be one slide covering process overview and timeline of progress

2. If any particular pathway is unavailable, can either lengthen time slots or substitute “co-processing” pathway.

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Introductions: A brief overview by Mark Rumizen, FAA

2:10 - 2:20 p.m.

FT-SKA: Cliff Moses

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.

DSHC: Amyris

2:30 - 2:40 p.m.


2:40 - 2:50 p.m.


2:50 - 3:00 p.m.

SK & SAK: Virent

3:00 - 3:10 p.m.


3:10 – 3:30 p.m.


Session 2:  Challenges, Lessons Learned, Process Improvements


1. OEM Review Panel and FAA CLEEN II & COE presentations intended to provide background on concepts being discussed to improve process to help round table discussion that follows of Cheap Oakleys.

2. Round Table Discussion is intended to highlight challenges and lessons learned from pathways as they progress through ASTM D4054 process.

3:30 - 3:40 p.m.

OEM Review Panel Proposal: George Wilson, SWRI

3:40 - 3:50 p.m.

FAA CLEEN II & COE Concepts: Mark Rumizen

3:50 - 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussion – Pathways:  Moderated by Mark Rumizen

4:30 - 4:50 p.m.

Q & A From Audience:

4:50 - 5:20 p.m.

Go-Forward Discussion/Recommendations: Mark Rumizen

5:20 - 5:30 p.m.

Conclusions: Mark Rumizen


Business Team Breakout Session, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Introductions

Breakout will consist of moderated, open discussions around several identified challenges and gaps.

John Heimlich, A4A;  Bruno Miller, Metron; Brock Carlson, Fedex

2:10 – 3:10 p.m.

Finance: Building off the dialogue of the just-completed plenary panel.

o    Risk Reduction

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 5:10 p.m.


o   Blending Topics

·      Trade-offs of blending on-site at the production facility or closer to the consumption point (airport)

·      Practical considerations for handling alternative fuel

o   Storage Topics

·      Co-mingling of alternative and conventional fuel

·      Co-mingling different types of alternative fuel

Tracking the “green” molecule

o    How to balance the economic benefits of comingled storage vs the marketing value of segregated storage?

5:10 – 5:30 p.m.

Future Directions Discussion: Challenges and Gaps

What is missing, what should be prioritized?

o   Communications & Marketing

·      Can external communications be used to strengthen projects for all stakeholders?  How?