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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club Brazilian Refining & Biofuels Markets - June 7, 2012

Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell, 43rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

If you and colleagues are in Houston on June 7th, please join us for the complimentary Hart Energy breakfast series.

Join us as Hart Energy's Raphael Hudson and John Kneiss discuss Brazilian Refining & Biofuels Markets.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Outlook of Sugar, Corn and Ethanol
  • Brazilian Ethanol Export Markets
  • Growth of Advanced Biofuels & LCf Demand

Enjoy breakfast as you network with industry contacts and hear from one of the industry's most knowledgeable speakers.


Raphael Hudson
Director of Latin America Research

Raphael Hudson is Director of Latin America Research for Hart Energy Consulting. Hudson coordinates research on the regulatory frameworks and market outlooks for biofuels and conventional transportation fuels in Latin America. Hudson also is responsible for research on fuel quality and vehicular emissions regulations in the region.

Since joining Hart Energy, Hudson has contributed to projects including an analyses on the future outlook of ethanol supply in demand in Brazil, on potential export destinations for Latin American off-Euro-spec fuels, and on potential impacts of the penetration in South America of biodiesel blends above automakers' recommended limits. His prior research output also includes an in-depth study of the future market potential of hybrid and electric vehicles in the United States.



John Kneiss
Director, Government Affairs and U.S. Policy

John Kneiss holds a bachelor's in biology from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, U.S., and a master's in environmental sciences and engineering from the School of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, U.S. Kneiss' 35 year professional career includes over 20 years of experience with fuel-related regulatory, technical and energy policy issues. His current responsibilities include managing North American services and U.S. government affairs and policy, including strategic consulting services for federal energy programs and initiatives for upstream, midstream and downstream clients, biofuels and alternative fuels.

He has served as the vice president, regulatory and technical affairs, for the Oxygenated Fuels Association Inc. (OFA) as well as the executive director of the Clean Transportation Advisory Council. His experience also includes positions at state environmental and health regulatory agencies and with the private manufacturing sector for product development and quality control/assurance.