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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

Incorporating Alternative Fuels into your Supply Chain

Tuesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
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An unavoidable step in delivering food to market is distribution, which poses significant environmental sustainability challenges—most notably the creation of greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will explore ways of mitigating those emissions through the use of alternative fuels for distribution, such as biodiesel, electric, and biogas. We will explore why these alternatives are less impactful to the environment, how they work in a fleet application, and how these fuels are delivered to market. This information will be supported by descriptions of how legislative initiatives support the development of alternative fuel infrastructure and case studies of how alternative fuels have been incorporated into real-life businesses.


Zach-Henkin100x100Zach Henkin, Program Manager, Drive Oregon. Zach Henkin is a Program Director at Drive Oregon, a non-profit economic development organization whose mission is to grow the electric vehicle industry in Oregon. Zach coordinates the Energize Oregon Coalition in partnership with the Oregon governor’s office, and specializes in charging infrastructure and electric vehicle implementation. Zach has an MBA from Marylhurst University, and volunteers his time on the board of Solar Oregon, the Oregon City Planning Commission, and the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission.

Peter-Weisberg100x100Peter Weisberg, Program Manager, Climate Trust of Oregon. Peter began working in carbon markets in 2006, first at EcoSecurities, then The Climate Trust in 2007. He has invested more than $9.5 million into projects that generate greenhouse gas offset credits. He leads a team that provides advisory services for carbon project development, protocol development and greenhouse gas policy work. During his time at The Trust, Peter’s work has focused on biogas, grassland conservation, nutrient management, and forestry projects. He presents regularly on carbon markets and other emerging environmental markets such as California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. Peter holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

Tyson-Keever100x100Tyson Keever, President, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel. As President and co-founder of SeQuential, Tyson has spent the majority of his career focused on developing biodiesel in the Pacific Northwest. Since graduating from the University of Oregon with a BA in Planning, Public Policy and Management in 2003, he has helped build a network of 70+ retail biodiesel fueling locations in Oregon and Washington, and developed a division of SeQuential dedicated to collecting the spent cooking oil used to produce the company’s fuel. In 2006, Tyson expanded his operational responsibilities from sales to General Manager of the SeQuential plant in Salem, Oregon—which now produces more than 6 million gallons of biodiesel per year. Under Tyson’s leadership, SeQuential has grown into the largest, and longest running biodiesel production facility on the West Coast, employing more than 90 professionals in the region.

When: Tuesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members.

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