Strength in Numbers: State Legislation Driving Clean Fuels Across America

Feb 6, 10:45 AM — 12:00 PM CST

Join us for a dynamic session featuring a diverse panel from the three key U.S. regions! They will share their innovative approaches to legislative efforts promoting biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel. We’ll explore the collaborative efforts with the marine industry in Michigan. We’ll learn about the Environmental Justice engagements and the crucial work underway to gain support from organizations shaping low-carbon fuel programs in the Northeast. On the West Coast, see how the industry is in the driver’s seat for carbon reduction in three prominent states. Don't miss this insightful exploration of cross-industry and cross-country collaboration driving a cleaner, greener future.


Hanna Campbell

Demand Specialist
Michigan Soybean Committee

Hanna Campbell serves as the Demand Specialist for the Michigan Soybean Committee where she works to expand existing and develop new markets for soybeans. Renewable liquid fuels offer a large opportunity for soybean oil which is why Michigan Soybean developed the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC). Campbell works with MiABC and soybean stakeholders to grow the renewable liquid fuels market in Michigan.

Antoine Thompson

Executive Director
Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition

Antoine Thompson is a nationally recognized leader for environmental justice, green business, housing, diversity and urban policy. He serves as Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, a public-private partnership that promotes the use of clean, American transportation fuels for homeland security, improved air quality, environment justice, diversity and inclusion. A native of Buffalo, New York, he is a former New York state senator. He is the former Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the oldest organization of African American real estate professionals in the U.S. Thompson is a graduate of State University of New York – Brockport with a dual bachelors’ degree in History and African and Afro-American Studies, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Medaille College.

Neville Fernandes

Chevron REG

Neville Fernandes has more than 30 years of experience in the renewable fuels, petroleum and chemical industries in a variety of roles including business development, sales, marketing, EHS and process engineering. He currently serves as Vice President, responsible for Corporate Affairs and Development, Communications and Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESR) for Chevron Renewable Energy Group. In this position, Mr. Fernandes provides strategic thought leadership regarding public policy and leads early stages of strategic business development opportunities.

Prior to Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Mr. Fernandes held various managerial roles at Neste, including General Manager and President of Neste U.S., Inc., where he led the business development and sales and marketing teams. Mr. Fernandes led the team that successfully commercialized renewable diesel in the U.S. and Canada a decade ago. He also headed up the sustainable aviation fuel development project and managed the sales of sustainable aviation fuel in the U.S.

Mr. Fernandes serves as a governing board member for the Clean Fuels Alliance America (CFAA). He is a co-founder and past Chairman of the Advanced Biofuels Association based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Fernandes holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Schulich School of Business in Canada. He is also a licensed engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario.


Jeffrey Earl

Director of State Governmental Affairs
Clean Fuels

Jeff Earl serves as the Director of State Governmental Affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America from Jefferson City, Missouri. In this capacity, he manages a team of professionals responsible for governmental affairs and stakeholder education in all 50 states. Earl engages in technical analysis of issues associated with biodiesel and represent the interests of Clean Fuels Alliance America’s members to state regulatory bodies, legislatures and environmental organizations.

Earl comes to Clean Fuels Alliance America from the Office of Missouri Governor, where he held the position of legislative director. Previously, he served in leadership positions with the Department of Corrections and Office of the State Auditor. Earl holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University.

Room: Fort Worth Ballroom 1-4