About the Special Guest:
President of MJ Rensing Consulting Inc.
As the Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch in the Electricity and Alternative Energy Division at the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, Dr. Michael Rensing led the development of BC's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). This program has been responsible for approximately 30% of the emission reductions achieved by the province of British Columbia, making it one of the most successful low-carbon fuels program in North America.
Michael is the 2021 recipient of the BC Bioenergy Sector “Champion” Award for outstanding leadership and contribution to the bioenergy sector in BC. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Victoria and was a part of the British Columbia public service for 20 years. Currently, Michael is President of MJ Rensing Consulting Inc., a one-person consulting company created to enable Michael to provide strategic advice and guidance to companies seeking to understand low carbon opportunities and to build the expertise to prosper in the new low carbon economy as it develops.
About the Presentation: "BC Transportation Energy from 2010 to 2035"
Michael will present a summary of the BC LCFS performance to date as well as his views of how the BC transportation energy mix will evolve over the next decade. Electrification of the light-duty fleet will have a significant impact on the use of gasoline, but there will continue to be strong demand for low carbon biofuels well into the future.