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Ethanol 101: Knowing the Industry You Serve

June 11, 2018 ~ Omaha, NE

Knowing the Industry You Serve
Ethanol 101 will serve as a one day in-depth survey of the history, science, production and market basics of the ethanol industry. Populated by some of the industry’s most recognized professionals, this seminar will serve not only to bring you or your new employee up to speed on “must know” information about the ethanol industry, but will also provide a forum to meet respected industry representatives and network with them and their fellow seminar attendees.

General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.

Seminar Registration $495.00
Producer Rate Call for rates - 866-746-8385

Not included with FEW registration, separate registration required
*Price includes admission, food and beverage, to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Grand Opening & Welcome Reception on Monday night

Program Agenda

Monday, June 11

Junior Ballroom 203
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Junior Ballroom Lobby
8:30 am Welcome
Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
8:30 am – 9:00 am A Study in Value-Added Agriculture: Tracing the Growth of the Ethanol Industry and Its Impact on Rural Economies
  • Grant Menke, Policy Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
9:00 am - 9:30 am A Basic Overview of the Ethanol Production Process
  • Sue Retka Schill, Editor/Writer, WriteOH
9:30 am – 10:00 am Examining the Financial Life of an Ethanol Plant through a Close Look at a Typical Income Statement
  • Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson PLLP
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Junior Ballroom Lobby
10:30 am – 11:00 am A Review of Basic Fermentation Science
  • Spenser Burden, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
11:00 am – 11:30 am Understanding the Rapid Rise of Corn Oil Extraction and its Impact on Plant Revenue Streams
  • Jennifer Aurandt, Director of Technical Services, Trucent (formerly Valicor Inc.)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Distillers Feed Products and the Role Ethanol Producers Play in Global Feed Markets
  • Ryan Mass, Feed Business Manager, ICM Inc.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
Junior Ballroom Lobby
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm A Data Dive on the Ethanol Plant Size, Geographic Distribution, and Ownership Trends
  • Geoff Cooper, Executive Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Corn Ethanol: Paving A Road of Opportunity in the Bioeconomy
  • John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Perfect Pairing: The Impact of Ethanol Markets on Corn Production Today and Tomorrow
  • Mark Palmer, Director of Renewable Fuels, National Corn Growers Association
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
Junior Ballroom Lobby
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Role Fuel Quality Specifications Play in Marketplace Access for the Ethanol Industry
  • Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist, KMoore Consulting LLC
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Fuel Choice as a Competitive Advantage, A Retailer Perspective
  • Nathaniel Doddridge, Director – Fuels, Casey’s General Stores
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Exhibit Hall BC
Registered attendees to Ethanol 101 receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

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