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Policy Briefing: The Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard  

Monday, July 22, 2013

On Thursday July 18, The Hill convened a policy briefing on the future of the renewable fuel standard. The briefing opened with welcome remarks from ABFA Chairman and Sundrop Fuels CEO Wayne Simmons and featured keynote speaker Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change as well as Representative Alan Nunnelee (MS). A thoughtful panel discussion included a number of leaders from the advanced biofuels industry.

The Hill has made video of the event available for streaming:

Policy Briefing on “Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard”

Thursday, July 18
Capitol Visitors Center – Room HVC-201


Wayne Simmons
President & Chief Executive Officer/Board Director, Sundrop Fuels, ABFA


Heather Zichal
Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President


  • Moderated by Ben Geman – Reporter, The Hill
  • John Kasbaum – Senior Vice President, Commercial Sector, KiOR, Inc.
  • John E. Reese – Downstream Policy &Advocacy Manager, NA, Shell Oil Products U.S.
  • Andrew Rojeski – Vice President, General Manager Renewable Energy, Dynamic Fuels LLC
  • Chris Ryan – President and CEO, Gevo
  • Heather White – Executive Director, Environmental Working Group


Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-MS-01

House Appropriations Committee | Vice Chairman of Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

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