Jul 30 2009
Green Tech Connect Forum

Green Tech Connect Forum

August 3-4, 2009

Pasadena — Green Tech Connect Forum. The Green Tech Connect Forum is part of the Helping Hand Initiative adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).  The AQMD is recognized for its leadership as the premier air quality control agency in the nation. The Green Tech Connect Forum Where Partnerships Drive Green Innovation and Commercialization continues this tradition by creating a forum bringing together emerging green technology developers, government and the investment community.

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Allen Matkins

BioReaction Industries

Capacity of Texas

Engine Control Systems

Engine, Fuel, and Emissions Engineering, Inc. (EF&EE)

Green Fuel Tabs

Ken Grody Ford

Quantya USA

Soil-Therm Equipment Inc.

Valley Power Systems Inc.

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A printable agenda is also available in PDF format here. (revised 7-29-09)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Special Pre-Conference Workshop for Entrepreneurs: “Tools to Develop a Green Technology Business Plan and Identify Funding”
– Stan TomsicAdministrator, Business Technology Center, LA County
– Miguel AgualloSenior Analyst, Craton Equity Partners
– Jackie WestonAnalyst, Craton Equity Partners
– Heather McCormickPasadena Angels & McCormick Legal Advisors
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Check-in (Lobby)

Monday, August 3, 2009

All sessions will be held in the Ballroom.

7:00 am Registration Check-In (Lobby)
7:30 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Opens (Exhibit Hall A)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening Plenary Session/Welcome
– William BurkeAQMD Board Chairman
– Karen Bass, California Assembly Speaker
– Mayor Bill Bogaard, City of Pasadena
– Fabian Nunez, Mercury Public Affairs
9:00 am – 10:15 am Overview Plenary Session
Moderator: Barry Wallerstein, AQMD, Executive Officer
– Dan Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation
Studies, UC Davis and CARB Board Member

– Jeffrey Byron, Commissioner, Califonria Energy Commission
– Mayor Miguel Pulido, City of Santa Ana & AQMD Board Member
– Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)
The following 11 sessions will include an overview by a technical expert followed by presentations from 5-7 featured Technology Partners.  Each session will conclude with a Q&A period.
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Session 1: Off-Road
Moderator: Michael Christensen, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
Technology Overview: Michael D. Jackson, TIAX
– Ki NamT3 Motion
– Balwinder SamraBalqon Corporation
– Sandor ShaperyInnovative Transportation Systems Corporation
– Andrew W. HayesFastransit, Inc.
– Bruce DahnkeSkyTech Transportation
– Matthew F. StewartAdvanced Cleanup Technologies, Inc
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon & Venture Capital Roundtable
Speaker & Moderator:  John Chiang, California State Controller
Speakers: Tom Soto, Managing Partner, Craton Equity Partners
Sven Strohband, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
John Babcock, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Session 2A: On-Road Light Duty
Moderator: Michael Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Steve Albu, CARB
– John MittonNaturalDrive Partners, LLC
– John SledgeBAF Technologies
– Pete NortmanEnergyCS
– Joe DalumOdyne/DUECO
– Sanjeev ChoudharyA123Systems
– Tom GageAC Propulsion, Inc.
Session 2B: Energy Efficiency/Green Building
Moderator: Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: John Picard, John Picard & Associates
– Jon SlangerupClearEdge Power
– Brad JacobsonEHDD Architecture
– Richard ButlerEnLink Geoenergy Services, Inc.
– Glen FinkelPURETi, Inc.
– Michel KohanimUniversal Devices
– Tom FaustRedwood Renewables
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Session 3A: On-Road Heavy Duty
Moderator: Tonia Reyes Uranga, Long Beach City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART
– Jim MooreEmissions Solutions, Inc.
– Alex BernasconiISE Corp.
– Jorge VillanuevaPacoima Beautiful
– Lawrence WeisdornVision Industries
– Ron Pope
Waste Management
– Mike GallagherWestport Innovations
Session 3B: Power Generation & Smart Grid
Moderator: Ed Kjaer, Director, Southern California Edison
Technology Overview: Scott Samuelsen, UCI
– Tom MasonAdvanced Power Projects, Inc.
– Edan PrabhuFlexEnergy, LLC
– Vijay ParmarGainSpan Corporation
– Karen BertramInternational Environmental Solutions, Inc.
– Daniel K. MoscaritoloRemediation Earth, Inc.
– Rick CutrightPlug Power, Inc.
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Session 4A: Emission Control
Moderator: Joseph Lyou, California Environmental Rights Alliance & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Joe Kubsh, MECA
– Ken BoshartBoshart Engineering, Inc.
– Scott RuhlenCummins Cal Pacific
– Jeff ValmusEmerachem Power
– Richard CarlsonExtengine, Inc.
– Charlie CoxIronman
Financial Overview: Joe PlatnickPasadena Angels
Session 4B: Consumer Products
Moderator: Michael Cacciotti, South Pasadena City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Lauren Heine, Clean Production Action
– Dana AutenriethBenjamin Moore & Co.
– Martin WolfSeventh Generation
– Don LloydWaxie Sanitary Supply
– Tom HughesNeuton
Financial Overview: Nikhil JainArtilient Labs
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Reception (Exhibit Hall A)
(Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and beverages coutesy of CleanTech Sponsor, Clean Energy)
Book Signing by Dan Sperling

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

7:00 am Registration Check-in (Lobby)
7:30 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Open (Exhibit Hall A)
8:45 am – 10:00 am Session 5: Battery and Storage
Moderator: Matt Miyasato, AQMD Assistant Deputy Executive Officer
Technology Overview: Mark Duvall, EPRI
Kristen HeiselAeroVironment, Inc.
Dina PredisikCity of Anaheim
Chandler WilliamsonPentadyne Power Corp.
Paul BeachQuallion, LLC
Randy GrowSimbol Mining
Financial Overview: Jeff LeonardGlobal Environment Fund
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)
10:30 am – 11:45 am Session 6: Solar/Wind
Moderator: Sue Kateley, Executive Director, CALSEIA
Technology Overview: James Caldwell, Los Angeles DWP
– Paul GlenneyAeroVironment, Inc.
– Matt LangleyClipper Windpower, Inc.
– Enid JoffeClean Fuel Connection, Inc.
– Leesa LeeEnphase Energy, Inc.
– Philippe HartleyPhat Energy, Inc.
– Rob CampellSolar Integrated Technologies, Inc.
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Luncheon & Economic Roundtable
Moderator: Bob McCormick, CBS2 & KCAL9
Speakers: Jack Kyser, Founding Economist, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Stephen Levy, Director and Senior Economist, Center for Continuing Study of California Economy (CCSCE)
Lisa M. Grobar, Director, Cal State Univ., Long Beach Economic Forecast Project
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Session 7: Biofuels
Moderator: John Boesel, President, CALSTART
Technology Overview: Paul Wuebben, AQMD Clean Fuels Officer
– Matt HortonPropel Fuels
– Rahul IyerPrimafuel
– Steve WilburnFirm Green, Inc.
– Jeffrey ShermanGRT, Inc.
– Ted KniescheFulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.
– Norm SendlerMicrogy
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Session 8: Gaseous Fuels
Moderator: Bill Zobel, Manager, Sempra Energy Utilities
Technology Overview: Robert Bienenfeld, American Honda Motor Co.
– Kevin MarkeyApplied LNG Technologies, Inc.
– Michael EavesClean Energy
– Robert WeiermairEarth Energy Fuels
– Mario PirragliaIMPCO Technologies, Inc.
– Doug WeaverWeaver, Inc.
Financial Overview: Alex KinnierKhosla Ventures
3:45 pm Door Prize Drawing & Conference Adjourns
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