• March 10 - 14, 2025

Rebecca Boudreaux

Oberon Fuels

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Oberon Fuels, a renewable fuels leader working to reduce CO2 emissions from the propane industry and transport renewable hydrogen more efficiently. She built the world’s first commercial renewable DME production plant and drove the first commercial sales of propane blended with DME. She has also secured partnerships with and/or investments from industry leaders around the world including Suburban Propane, Lipigas, DCC, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Ford. Dr. Boudreaux has performed research at MIT, Princeton University, and National Starch and Chemical, which ultimately led her to co-found Intezyne Technologies, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on increasing the effectiveness of cancer treatments. She earned a B.S. in Polymer Science (magna cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi) and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering (University of Massachusetts). In 2022, she was named a top 10 Industry Innovator by Butane Propane News.

Sessions With Rebecca Boudreaux

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 19/mar/2024 12:15 pm - 19/mar/2024 01:20 pm

    “Seed to Pump”: The new business of biofuels

    Agribusiness & Biofuels

    The biofuels business is on the cusp of a potential boom. Integrated oil and refining companies have embraced biofuels as an investable low-carbon solution to serve hard-to-decarbonize sectors including aviation and heavy transport. These suppliers, spurred by policy incentives, have ambitious growth objectives—but scaling up the right feedstocks remains a challenge. Airlines and other large consumers are also transforming the demand profile with emissions targets based around biofuels commitments. The changing competitive landscape and economies of scale are driving integration from seeds to the end-user of liquid fuels. But how fast, in which markets and at what scale?    

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 07:00 pm - 19/mar/2024 07:30 pm

    Oberon Fuels | Catalyzing the Renewable Fuels Industry with Green Propane, Hydrogen, and Methanol

    Global propane and international shipping industries represent 4% of global carbon emission—twice that of the aviation industry. In parallel, hydrogen has been touted as a potentially transformative climate solution, but we’re billions of dollars and many years away from any serious scale. Oberon Fuels’ CEO Rebecca Boudreaux, PhD, will discuss how they’ve developed innovative solutions by dramatically reducing the carbon intensity of propane and methanol, while slashing the costs of transporting hydrogen. Along the road to commercialization, Oberon has partnered with leaders like Suburban Propane, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks and Ford. 

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 06:00 pm - 20/mar/2024 06:30 pm

    Making Low-carbon Gases: Ammonia, e-methane, e-NG


    Low carbon hydrogen derivatives have diverse applications within the energy transition. The hydrogen landscape has shown interest in diverse options, including gases such as ammonia, e-methane/e-NG, and carriers such as e-methanol and liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs). While these derivatives aid in solving the hydrogen transport hurdle, each individual carrier has their benefits and shortcomings. The debate is open for which derivative will prevail in different pathways.