Speakers:

President of Advanced Biofuels Canada. Since 2005, Ian has helped lead the development of Canada’s biofuels sector. He has worked directly on all key federal/provincial energy and climate action policies in Canada, including renewable and low carbon fuel regulations, carbon pricing, and fiscal policies to build biofuel production capacity and expand clean fuel use. Higher ethanol blends and positioning ICE and biofuels’ role in a net-zero GHG future is a key focus of current engagement with governments, clean fuels sectors, NGOs, and other stakeholders.

Anna Stukas is a Vice President Business Development at Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE), a Canadian clean energy company. CE is leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, and a second technology that synthesizes it into clean, affordable transportation fuels.

Anna is a Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience bridging the gap between technology and business to overcome barriers to cleantech commercialization. Anna previously worked with Angstrom Power and BIC developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, where her responsibilities spanned IP and licensing strategy, product safety, and international regulatory development. She currently leads a variety of CE’s partnering and strategic business development efforts, and previously led CE initiatives ranging from strategic projects to government programs. Anna also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Anna’s work has been recognized by the Minerva Foundation’s Women In™ Energy Award for Philanthropy and Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 Award.

Alan joined Licella (Arbios joint venture) with 35 years in industrial catalysis. Building upon experience in the production of fossil-crude-derived petrochemicals during his early years at Shell, Alan shifted his focus later to develop more sustainable solutions. He led activities to identify, validate, scale up and deliver sustainable commercial solutions including production of low carbon-intensity petrochemicals and base oils, renewable petrochemicals and hydrogen. Most recently he has successfully led technical and commercial activities supporting circular economies in post-consumer waste plastics and production of renewable ‘drop in’ hydrocarbon fuels from biomass. He has implemented novel partner-based risk-mitigation strategies for the first deployment of new technologies.

Alex Gorodetsky holds the position of Director of Business Development with Steeper Energy. He is a Chemical Engineer and MBA graduate of the University of Alberta. Alex has held various commercialization and business development roles in the Renewable Energy space and has spent nearly 20 years advancing thermochemical conversion technologies. Formerly, Alex led the scale-up of the world’s largest municipal waste gasifier, and commercialized high-temperature industrial coatings processes within the petrochemical industry. He is now focused on advancing Steeper Energy’s Hydrofaction® technology to produce globally relevant volumes of renewable liquid fuels from forestry waste.

Tom has over 25 years of experience in Washington, D.C. in government and industry including over 15 years on US Senate staff on both sides of the political aisle with Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation for Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV).  He previously represented the US Climate Action Partnership and other clients at Lighthouse Consulting Group.  Prior to joining LanzaTech in January, he spent over 8 years as senior director, government relations at ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company.

Jim earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Most of his career has been spent with HollyFrontier Refining Inc, with 32 years of refining experience across operational and leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Refining for HollyFrontier, where he oversaw operations, EHS and capital projects, including the development of HollyFrontier’s Artesia, NM renewable diesel project. In 2020, he pioneered the conversion of HollyFrontier’s Cheyenne refinery to renewable diesel operations and led the conversion effort into 2021. He joined the Braya team as President of Refining in October 2021.

Lindsay Fitzgerald has served as Vice President of Government Relations at Gevo since May of 2021. Before joining the Company, from 2015 to 2021, Mrs. Fitzgerald operated as Senior Manager then Director of Government Affairs at Renewable Energy Group, a leading provider of biodiesel and renewable biodiesel, where she was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive regulatory policy strategy at the state, local, federal, and international level. Previously, from 2013 to 2015, Mrs. Fitzgerald was Director of Regulatory Affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, and from 2007 to 2013, she was part of a consulting then government team responsible for implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Since 2007, Mrs. Fitzgerald has fought to ensure the intended application and creation of policy with the goal of growing and advancing the renewable fuel industry. She is a seasoned government affairs professional with a special aptitude for strategy, collaboration, and big-picture, actionable planning and execution.

Andreea Moyes, has 18 years of experience in the energy sector at parent company bp and six years in aviation at Air bp. Most recently she held the position of Global Account Director, Air bp where she was responsible for working with global commercial airlines to supply global demand for jet fuel. Andreea has held the sustainability role since January 2021 with a remit to access and create sustainable aviation fuel supply and solutions for airlines in their sustainability journey. She holds an MBA from Bradley University, Illinois.

Alex Menotti is the VP of Corporate and Government Affairs at LanzaJet. Alex leads LanzaJet’s global policy and regulatory engagement, with a focus on developing policies to catalyze the Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry. Prior to joining LanzaJet, Alex was the Federal Affairs Manager at Neste and led Neste’s North American policy and regulatory engagement on aviation decarbonization. Alex was previously the Director of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America and was an environmental attorney in private practice, focusing on renewable fuels and the Clean Air Act.

Geoff is a commercial aviation and engineering professional at the forefront of airline sustainability with more than 25 years of experience integrating aviation fuel procurement, environment and climate risk management, giving him a unique perspective in advancing the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels and decarbonizing aviation in Canada.

Geoff has been instrumental in leading airline consortiums who own and operate aviation fuel and de-icing infrastructure at large airports in North America including establishing Canada’s first large-scale closed-loop glycol spraying and recycling facility and launching a biojet challenge in the province of Alberta.

Geoff holds a bachelor and master’s degree in civil engineering from the Universities of Ottawa and McGill and is a fellow of the Alberta Energy Futures Lab, a sustainability-driven, innovation-focused initiative whose vision is to accelerate the clean transition of Alberta’s energy system.

Louise Burke has been involved in energy field for over 25 years and is currently leading business development initiatives for Argus Media in the global aviation and sustainable aviation sector and in the transition in North America to renewables. Previously she served as Vice-President at NYMEX (CME group) during its rapid growth in the 1990s. In addition, Louise worked with Alberta Energy Corporation in Alberta, Mobil Oil, and at Petroleos de Venezuela in NYC. She serves as President of the Board of Directors of The Energy Forum and is affiliated with the SIPA energy program at Columbia University, New York.
Ms. Burke holds a BA from the University of Alberta, and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

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