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NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc.
NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc.

Thu, Nov 16



NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc.

Join us to learn about NXTClean Fuels Inc. and its subsidiaries from Chris Efird, the Founder and Executive Chairman. He will provide an overview of NXT, insights into the Lakeview operation, and their intent with this facility.

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 11:50 AM – 1:10 PM PST


About the event

Join us on November 16 to learn about NXTClean Fuels Inc. and its subsidiaries – NEXT Renewable Fuels (Port Westward Renewable Diesel & SAF production facility) and Lakeview RNG (Renewable Diesel, RNG & Clean Hydrogen production facility). Chris Efird will provide an overview of NXTClean and insight into the Lakeview operation and their intent with this facility.

NXTClean aims to be a leader in producing renewable transportation fuels by converting recycled organic materials, such as used cooking oil, into an advanced biofuel that emits up to 85% less greenhouse gas. Their development and technology partners will provide the renewable transportation fuels that the future demands here in Oregon.

NXTClean is a next-generation fuels company dedicated to producing clean, low-carbon fuels sustainably. The company is permitting and developing a 50,000 barrel-per-day / 750 million gallon-per-year Renewable Diesel (“RD”) / Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”) refinery in Oregon with easy multi-modal access to the West Coast demand markets. The project is advancing through permitting and expects to begin construction upon completing an Environmental Impact Statement with the US Army Corp of Engineers. RD and SAF are high-margin liquid transportation fuels worldwide, and there is an urgent global demand for increased supply. To learn more about NEXT, please visit

The Presenter

Christopher Efird, the Founder and Executive Chairman of NXTClean Fuels, has thirty years of entrepreneurship experience in the energy industry, financial community, and US public market. He currently serves as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive, overseeing all business and development activities.

Chris has 25+ years of experience in private equity and venture capital, leading investments in 29 growth-stage businesses internationally. He co-founded and managed two private equity funds investing in various industries. Eighteen of his investments became public in the US, including two on the NYSE and AMEX and seven on NASDAQ.

Who's Attending?

Rachel Anderson, Avista

Tom Pardee, Avista

Victor Bautista, Avista

Tom Sieh, Boeing

Kent Crouse, Cascade Natural Gas

Shaun Henson, Cascade Natural Gas 

Megan Koelzer, Cascade Natural Gas 

Ted McCammant, Cascade Natural Gas 

Gary Heikkinen, GH Energy Consulting

Andrew Fisher, Government of Alberta

Nico Bouwkamp, GTI Energy

Judith Aasland, Montrose Air Quality Services, LLC

Rusty Williams, North Pacific Paper Company

Kevin Duuell, NW Natural

John Frankel, NW Natural

Chris Kroeker, NW Natural

Brittany Park, NW Natural

Joe Paul, NW Natural

Dave Santen, NW Natural

Michael Freels, Oregon Department of Energy

Pam Anderson, Perkind Coie

Michelle Detwiller, Renewable Hydrogen Alliance

John Kimberling, UA 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters 

Seth Worley, UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598

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