Ask the Expert: Working Through ‘RINsanity’ and Other Economic Challenges

Feb 7, 1:00 — 1:35 PM CST

Energy and food prices are notoriously volatile, leading economists to remove them from their core inflation measurements. Standing at the crossroads of these two volatile markets are Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) – the prices associated with the Renewable Volume Obligations set by the all-important Renewable Fuel Standard. D4 RINs have had their ups and downs! What drivers influence their price? How are energy markets interconnected? How could oil price shocks from halfway across the world impact domestic RIN prices? Are there other economic and market drivers shaping the domestic biofuels market? Bring your questions and ask the expert! 


Jonathan Martin

Director of Economics & Market Analytics
Clean Fuels

Jonathan Martin serves as the Director of Economics and Market Analytics for Clean Fuels Alliance America, responsible for monitoring market data and current events to provide in-depth market intelligence and forecasts on the direction of the overall liquid fuels, energy, and feedstock markets. Prior to joining Clean Fuels, Martin was a Petroleum Economist for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, where he led economic analyses and forecasting in the global oil and gas industry. Prior to his work in economics, Martin worked within both chemical process engineering and environmental compliance at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Martin graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.


Paul Winters

Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications
Clean Fuels

Paul serves as Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications for Clean Fuels Alliance America, leading communications efforts and media outreach on federal policy priorities, including the Renewable Fuel Standard. Since joining Clean Fuels Alliance America, Paul has helped members build robust relationships with members of Congress and provided effective tools to educate stakeholders about the effectiveness of federal policies and the benefits of biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Paul brings to Clean Fuels Alliance America extensive experience in media relations and advocacy on the RFS and other federal policies. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree at UCLA and a master’s degree at the University of California, Davis, in political science and international relations.

Room: Fort Worth Ballroom 5-8