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Tuesday, July 13

7:00 am - 3:00 pm FEW Golf Outing
Tournament Club of Iowa
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Preconference
Ethanol 101 Workshop
Room 312
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm Preconference
Low Carbon Efficiency Summit
Room 302
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
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Wednesday, July 14

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:00 am General Session
Grand Ballroom AB
8:30 am – 9:00 am General Session
Welcome & Awards
  • Tom Bryan, President, BBI International
9:00 am – 9:30 am General Session
Keynote Message
  • Geoff Cooper, President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
9:30 am – 10:15 am General Session
Charting the Prospects for the Renewable Fuels Sector in the Biden Era
Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Troy Bredenkamp, Senior VP Government & Public Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Brian Jennings, CEO, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
10:15 am – 11:00 am General Session
Paradigm Shift: Surveying Producer Attitudes about New Products and Markets in a New Era of Biorefining
Read Description
Moderator: Tom Bryan, President, BBI International
  • Mick Henderson, General Manager, Commonwealth Agri-Energy
  • Walt Wendland, CEO, President & Chairman, Ringneck Energy
  • James Broghammer, CEO, Pine Lake Corn Processors LLP
  • Additional Speakers TBA
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
12:30 pm Innovation Stage Presentation

Presentation by Fluid Quip Technologies
Exhibit ABC

  • Presenter to be announced
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

High-Grading: Why and How Ethanol Producers are Increasing Eyeing Specialty Alcohol Markets
Room 310 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Tara Vigil, President, KATZEN International Inc.
  • Stephanie Gleason, Senior Manager Technical Service, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Making the Grade: Operational Considerations for Making Specialty Alcohols
  • Stephan Blum, Chief Technology Officer, Whitefox Technologies Limited
    Switch Between Anhydrous High-Grade And Fuel Grade Ethanol With Flexible Membrane Systems
  • Monty McCoy, Director of Technology, Kurita America Inc.
    Elevating Ethanol Quality to Produce High Value Chemicals
  • Dennis Buchheit, Senior Process Engineer, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Diversifying to High Quality and Beverage Alcohol
Track 1: Production and Operations

Exploring the Relationship Between Plant Maintenance, Worker Safety, and Overall Profitability
Room 316 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Katie Muckenhirn, Communications Director, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Tracy Janssen, Vice President of Air Pollution Control, CAMCORP Inc.
    Considerations that can Significantly Impact Dust Collection System Efficiency and Performance
  • Adam Dittbenner, Service Manager, Interstates Inc.
    Get Better Performance from Your Facility with Regular E&I Services
  • Brad Strehlow, Reliability Engineer, John Crane Inc.
    Strategies to Improve Equipment Reliability with Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) vs Conidition Monitoring (CM)
  • Chris Robbins, Field Technical Manager, Kurita America Inc.
    Ten Years of Progress in Process Deposit Control
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

An Examination of What the 45Q Tax Credit Means for Ethanol Producers
Room 320 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description

Moderator: Jason Kuzma, Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Bradley Pederson, Partner, Christianson PLLP
    Updates on the 45Q Tax Credit for the Ethanol Industry
  • John Pierce, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
    45Q Tax Credits for Ethanol Plants
  • Tom Byrne, Tax Manager, CarlsonSV LLP
    What Role Can 45Q Carbon Capture Incentives Play in Enhancing Profits in Agriculture?
  • Bryen Alperin, Director of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies, Foss & Company
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Assessing New Opportunities for the Feed Product Streams Generated in Ethanol Production
Room 306 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, PhD, Director of Innovation, Marquis
  • Yanhong Zhang, Director of Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Single Cell Protein Production to Replace Fishmeal for Salmon Feed
  • Suresh Jambunathan, Principal, Energy and Water Development LLC
    Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) are Value Chain Step-Up At Ethanol Plants
  • Walter Cronin, CCO, Green Plains Inc.
    Developing Trends in World Protein Markets
  • Jagannadh Satyavolu, Ph.D., Founder & Managing Partner, BioProducts LLC
    A Novel Co-Product Strategy to Improve Economics During Bioethanol Production
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
How Low-Carbon Market Opportunities are Propelling Advancements in Renewable Diesel Production Approaches
Room 312 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Vijay Srinivas, Principal Research Scientist of Thiochemicals R&D, Arkema Inc.
    Dimethyl Disulfide (DMDS) to Activate Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) Catalysts and Maintain Their Performance Long-Term in Renewable Diesel Production
  • Ron Gorring, Sr. Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC
    Maximizing Renewable Diesel Yield with BIDW™ Dewaxing Catalyst
  • Jeremy Keller, Director of Project Development, Rondo Energy
    Renewable Steam On Demand: A New Approach to Economically Slash CI Scores and Boiler Emissions
National Biomass Summit & Expo

Association Update: How Biomass Energy Producers are Faring in the Post-Pandemic, Clean Energy Era
Room 302 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Patrick Serfass, Executive Director, American Biogas Council
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
3:20 pm Innovation Stage Presentation

Presentation by SOS Leak Repair
Exhibit ABC

  • Presenter to be announced
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Leveraging Best-Available Innovations in Lab Hardware and Programmatic Approaches to Drive Out Process Upsets While Driving in Greater Yield
Room 310 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
  • Jonathon Speed, Product and Applications Manager, Keit Spectrometers
    The Journey of Turning an FTIR Spectrometer into a Process Analyzer for the Bioethanol Industry
  • Steen Skjold-Jorgensen, VP of Biofuels, Specshell ApS
    Experience with Online Actionable Process Monitoring Based on Mid Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Andrew Hawkins, Director of Laboratory Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Lab Quality Management Program: Elements for Success
  • Shibu Paul, Product Specialist, Ion Chromatography, Metrohm USA
    Determination of Chloride and Sulfate in Denatured Ethanol by Direct Injection Ion Chromatography
Track 1: Production and Operations

Effectively Mining Plant Data Today to Shape and Guide Operational Strategies Tomorrow
Room 316 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Pedro Pena, Lab and R&D Director, CTE Global Inc.
    Data Driven Strategies for Optimization of Starch Conversion
  • Don Mack, Industry Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
    Practical Industry Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Tony Schindler, Regional Application Development Leader, IFF
    XCELIS AI: Maximize Your Now, Predict Your Future
  • Kraig Kmiotek, Product Specialist-Process Analytics, Metrohm USA
    Optimizing Ethanol Fermentation Through Real-Time Data Using Online Ion Chromatography
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

If A Little is Good: Liberating and Capturing More Corn Oil at Your Ethanol Plant
Room 306 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Juan Vargas-Ramirez, Scientist, Novozymes
    Accessing Distiller's Corn Oil (DCO) and Optimizing Its Recovery
  • Michael Franko, Partner, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Maximizing Oil Yields
  • Bob Fesser, Technical Sales Manager, Trucent Inc.
    The Hunt for More Corn Oil: Tips and Techniques for Maximizing Corn Oil Yield
  • Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson Benchmarking LLC
    Co-Product Trends and Their Impact on Profitability
Track 4: Infrastructure and Market Development

Clean Fuels Policy Work in the Midwest
Room 320 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Brian Jennings, CEO, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Transportation and Fuels, Great Plains Institute
  • Ron Alverson, Retired Corn Farmer & Investor, Dakota Ethanol
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

The How and Why of Unlocking the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Potential Locked within Challenging Feedstocks
Room 312 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Moderator: Melita Kyriakou, Senior Consultant, Christianson PLLP
  • Bryan Yeh, President & CEO, Community Fuels
    Addressing Production Challenges with Alternative Feedstock
  • Daniel Parker, CEO, DPChem Consulting, Inc.
    Brown Grease Biodiesel Trials Using Immobilized Enzyme Reactors
  • Luca Zullo, Advisor to NextChem, VerdeNero LLC
    Renewable Diesel Sized to Feedstock
  • Daniel Phillips, Business Development, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions US Inc.
    From Soapstock to Low CI HVO Feed: Soap Carbonate Technology
National Biomass Summit

How Low-Carbon Fuel Markets are Catalyzing Biogas Projects in the Corn Belt and Beyond
Room 302 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Moderator: David Gardels, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Nathalie Hoffman, CEO, LCFS Consulting Services Inc.
    How to Increase the Revenue from Your Corn Ethanol Plant through Biogas and RNG
  • Suresh Jambunathan, Principal, Energy and Water Development LLC
    Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Deproteinated Thin Stillage (DTS) Sustainably Increases Operating Cash Flow
  • Todd Taylor, Attorney & CEO, Avisen Legal
    14,958: Building Biogas Projects to Meet U.S. Needs
  • Ashley Player, Partner, Weaver
    RFS and LCFS Biogas Project Considerations
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo

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Thursday, July 15

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

How Innovations in Yeast Strain Development are Taking Center Stage in Plant Optimization Strategies
Room 310 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, PhD, Director of Innovation, Marquis
  • Guillermo Coward-Kelly, Senior Staff Scientist, Novozymes
    Bringing a New Holistic Approach to the Ethanol Industry
  • Lee Robinson, Application Scientist, IFF
    Next Generation of Yeast Strains Designed for Optimal “Yield In Use”
  • Jenny Forbes, Vice President of Products & Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Protecting Investments: Enhancing GMO Yeast Performance with Conventional Yeast
  • Matt Richards, Director Application Technology, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    From Inception to Implementation: De-Risking the Innovation Cycle
Track 1: Production and Operations

Telling the Tale: What Plant Data can Teach You about Your Operators, Fermentations and Vital Plant Components
Room 316 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Dale Earls, Product Application Scientist, Novozymes North America Inc.
  • Anne Chronic, Director, Market Analytics, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Finding Your Rockstar Operator III
  • Hank Brittain, Director of Optimization & Advanced Control, OpX Control Inc.
    Tracking and Cracking Process Control Oscillations in Ethanol Plants
  • Alex Sexton, Technical Service Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Solving Fermentation Issues with Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Amanda Hildebrand, Grain Applications Scientist, IFF
    The Power of Prediction: Product and Process Optimization through Virtual Plant Technology
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

A Comprehensive Look at De-Risking Ethanol Plants and Production
Room 320 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Jamey Cline, Business Development Director, Christianson PLLP
  • Chip Whalen, Vice President of Education & Research, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging
    Managing the Volatility of Corn Input Costs
  • Justin Mentele, Principal, Manufacturing & Biofuels Group, K-Coe Isom LLP
    The Time is Now to Hedge More Than Your Grain Risk
  • Melissa DeDonder, Manager, K-Coe Isom LLP
    Understanding your IT from a Business Risk Perspective
  • Adam Hopkins, Ph.D., Spectroscopy Product Manager, Metrohm USA, Inc.
    Mitigating Production and Operation Risks with Cloud-Based Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

The Technological and Policy Pathways to Higher Value Fuel and Chemical Markets for Ethanol Producers
Room 306 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Kyle Althoff, President, Equinox
  • Terry Marker, Senior Institute Engineer/ Bioenergy Initiatives Manager, GTI
    Cool GTL for CO2 Conversion to High Quality Gasoline Jet and Diesel
  • Shrikant Rathi, Sr. General Manager of Business in Americas, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Diversify Your Product to Produce Variety Grade of Alcohol from Your Ethanol Plant
  • John Hannon, COO, Vertimass LLC
    Expanding Ethanol Markets by Simple Consolidated Alcohol Deoxygenation and Oligomerization (CADO) into Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet Fuel Blendstocks and Higher Value Chemicals (BTEX)
  • Dean Drake, Engineer, Defour Group LLC
    Higher Octane, Lower Aromatics and More Ethanol: The Keys to an Electric Equivalent Fuel
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Reviewing the Opportunities for Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Producers in New and Emerging Markets
Room 312 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Moderator: Paul Winters, Director, Public Affairs and Federal Communications, National Biodiesel Board
  • Josh Pedrick, Americas Biofuels and Sugar – Managing Editor, Platts
    Pricing an Emerging Market: Renewable Diesel Dynamics
  • Cesar Bautista Sterling, Engineer, Machine Design and Industrial Products, Independent Researcher
    Biodiesel (B100): As New Biolubricant for 4 Stroke Internal Combustion Engines
  • John Oyen, Business Development Manager, ABB Inc.
    Integration and Digital: The Pathway to a Low Carbon Index
  • Bill Younggreen, Global Sales Manager, Alfa Laval
National Biomass Summit

Best Practices in Dust Management and Fire Mitigation at Biomass Energy Production Facilities
Room 302 - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Jason Krbec, Sales Engineering Manager, CV Technology, Inc.
    Pellet Mill Combustible Dust Hazard Differences
  • Bruce McLelland, Business Development Director, Explosion Protection, Fike Corporation
    The Lifecycle of Fire and Explosion Protection
  • Becky Long, Dryer Design Engineer, Thompson Dryers
    Changing your Attitude about Fires and Explosions in Dryer Systems
  • David Grandaw, Vice President, Sales, IEP Technologies
    Passive vs. Active Explosion Protection for the Biomass Industry
9:20 am Innovation Stage Presentation

Presentation by Kurita America
Exhibit ABC

  • Jennifer Starner, PhD, Research Scientist, Kurita America
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
10:30 am - Noon Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Which Arrow in the Quiver? Surveying the Options Available to Producers for Controlling Bacterial Outbreaks within their Process
Room 310 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Derek Schultz, Lab Manager, Highwater Ethanol, LLC
  • Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    The Critical Role of Pka and Ph in Bacterial Contaminationa and Yeast Inhibition
  • Michail Karavolos, R&D Laboratory Manager, BetaTec Hop Products Inc.
    Evaluation of the Effect of Antimicrobials on the Fitness of 6,000 Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Gene-Disruption Variants
  • Jim Steele General Manager Lactic Solutions Group, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Selecting the Most Effective Antimicrobial Intervention using Molecular Biology Techniques
Track 1: Production and Operations

Two Birds, One Stone: Aligning Your Plant's LDAR Program to Satisfy Regulatory Requirements and Sustainability Ambitions
Room 316 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Pete Brown, Group Manager, Trihydro Corporation
  • Andrea Foglesong, VP/SR EHS Consultant, PROtect LLC
    How a Top-Notch LDAR Program will Make Your Facility More Sustainable
  • Jessica Buckley, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
    Sneak Peek at Leak Tweaks: Evolving Requirements and Alternative LDAR Compliance Programs
  • Mike Ogden, Project Manager, Trihydro Corporation
    New Administration doesn’t Mean Less USEPA Enforcement at Ethanol Sites: How a Comprehensive LDAR Program can Reduce Risk
  • George Gregorowicz, Fluid Sealing Specialist, ProFlow Pumping Solutions
    Reducing Troublesome and Costly Leaks: An Alternative to the Traditional Mechanical Seal
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

How Decisions Made in Upstream Production Processes Impact Downstream CoProduct Characteristics
Room 306 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Jackie Pohlman, Director of Business Development and Client Relations, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Ryan Mass, Director of Animal Nutrition, ICM Inc.
    Effect of Pre-Fermentation Fiber Removal during Ethanol Process on the Nutritional Value of Corn Bran Plus Solubles
  • Joseph Ward, Senior Nutritionist, North America, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    How Process Inputs Can Affect Protein Quality and Analysis
  • Janet Remus, Senior Technical Director - Animal Nutrition North America, IFF
    Maximizing Value from Corn Coproducts
  • Sally Jorgenson, Field Technical Manager, Kurita America Inc.
    Antioxidant Chemistries Maximize Coproduct Value
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Fiber Fundamentals: Pathways to Make Available the Plant Fiber Streams for Downstream Conversion
Room 320 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Kyle Althoff, President, Equinox
  • Radhakrishnan Srinivasan, Founder, Weighty Corn LLC
    Fiber Separation from Corn Flour: A Commercial Success
  • Marina Chow, Senior Scientist, IFF
    How to Enzymatically Modify Corn Kernel Fiber to Your Benefit
  • Anda Panaitiu, Research Scientist, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Maximizing Conversion of Carbohydrates
  • Yanhong Zhang, Director of Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Maximize the Cellulosic Converted Fraction in Corn Kernel Fiber
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Tracing the Continuing Advancement of Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Production Technologies
Room 312 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Moderator: Richard Weiner, Vice President, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Evelyn Beebe, Engineering Manager, Weaver & Tidwell LLP
    Renewable Diesel Co-Processing vs Standalone Considerations under the Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Thomas Jeffries, President, Xylome Corporation
    Creating Cellulosic Biodiesel and Higher Value Products from Stillage Fiber
  • Neil Rodrigues, Consultant, Ceimici Novel Ltd.
    The Beauty of Glycidol
  • Matthew Clingerman, Business Segment Leader, Sulzer GTC Technology
    Innovative Processes for Low-Cost Renewable Diesel Projects
National Biomass Summit

The Technologies Poised to Extend the Biofuels Opportunity to an Ever-Widening Array of Feedstocks
Room 302 - (10:30 am - Noon)

Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Yanhong Zhang, Director of Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Low-Cost Low Energy Deconstruction of Industrial Hemp to Make Biofuel and Bioproducts
  • Jayant Godbole, President & Director, Praj Americas Inc.
    Technological Strategies for Making Cellulosic Ethanol Bio-Refineries Economically Viable
  • Andreas Reindl, Head of Business Industrial Enzymes and Technologies, Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant Products
    Bringing Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Production to the Market with Sunliquid®
  • Ron Fedie, Senior Research Scientist, SarTec Corporation
    Catalytic Conversion of Brown and Yellow Greases into Green Gasoline, Green Jet and Green Diesel Biofuels
  • Somnath Shinde, PhD, Fermentation Process Engineer, Sandia National Labs
    Sustainable High Performance Liquid Biofuels from Renewable Resources
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
12:00 pm Innovation Stage Presentation

Bootsitng Yeast Health: The Effect of Antimicrobials
Exhibit ABC

  • Michail Karavolos, Betatec
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm Exhibitor Move-Out
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

The Biological Levers Available to Producers Looking to Boost Fermentation
Room 310 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kisha Kruse, Scientist, Technical Service, Biofuel, Novozymes North America Inc.
  • Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Advanced FAN Nutrition, Proteases, and Yeast: Providing Maximal Benefit to Fuel Ethanol Plants
  • Jim Miers, Nutrient Category Product Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Fermentation Nutrients Can Bring Value to the Bottom Line of the Biorefinery
  • Keaton Albers, Senior Applications Associate, IFF
    Improved Saccharification Performance of Glucoamylase (GA) Expressing Yeast Strains
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Back to the Future: Making Sure Your Plant is Inside the DeLorean
Room 320 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Sandy Holtberg, Benchmarking Program Manager, Christianson Benchmarking, LLC
  • Kristen Glasgow, Manager, K-Coe Isom LLP
    Planning for the Future: Boards, Employees, Products
  • Keith Jakel, Sales & Marketing Manager, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Assessing Technology Options for the Future
  • Jessica Buckley, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
    Alternative Fuels or Fuel Alternative: Ethanol Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic Landscape
  • Donna Funk, Principal, Manufacturing & Biofuels Group, K-Coe Isom LLP
    The New Normal for Managing Forecasts and Cash Flow: 3 Steps to Move Business Forward
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Fiber Fundamentals II: Converting Captured Fiber to High-Value Fuel and Feed Products
Room 306 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Jackie Pohlman, Director of Business Development and Client Relations, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Janet Fisher, Enzyme Product Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Dispelling Myths about Corn Kernel Fiber Ethanol to Build a Higher-Value Fiber Degradation Process
  • Mark Yancey, Chief Technology Officer, D3MAX LLC
    Commercial-Scale Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • Joe Fitzgerald, Founder, Shockwave LLC
    New Fractionation Technology for the Ethanol Industry
Track 4: Infrastructure and Market Development

The Latest Regulatory, Legislative Initiatives Impacting Biofuels
Room 316 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist, KMoore Consulting LLC
  • Chris Bliley, VP Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
    Federal Update, Streamlining, E15 Marketing Update (RFGSA)
  • Jacki Fee, Technical Director, Cargill, Inc.
    Low Carbon Fuels Program Update (CA, OR, NM, Canada)
  • Bart Plocher, Director of Quality, POET
    USP/GMP High Purity Alcohol Regulatory Considerations
  • Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist, KMoore Consulting LLC
    KMooore/Growth Energy - ASM/ISO/ABNT International Market Specification Updates
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Right from the Beginning: Towards an Optimal Pretreatment Program in Renewable Diesel Production
Room 312- (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Moderator: Rainer Bass, Process Engineering Project Manager, The HollyFrontier Companies
  • John McNichol, Market Development Manager, PQ Corporation
    Premium Adsorbents in Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Feedstock Pre-treatment
  • Jonathon Speed, Product and Applications Manager, Keit Spectrometers
    An Analyser for the Pre-Treatment of Renewable Diesel Feedstocks
  • Neal Williams, Research Engineer, Imerys
    Adsorbent for Renewable Diesel Feedstock Purification
  • Brian Cooke, Technical Manager, Clariant Corporation
    Adsorptive Removal of Contaminants from Fats and Oils for Production of BioFuels
National Biomass Summit

How Low Carbon Fuel Markets are Catalyzing Biogas Projects in the Corn Belt and Beyond II
Room 302 - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Moderator: Patrick Serfass, Executive Director, American Biogas Council
  • Bryan Sievers, Manager, Sievers Family Farms and AgriRenew
  • Brandon Butler, Director of Communications, Roeslein Alternative Energy
  • Mark Heckman, Senior Regulatory Consultant, EcoEngineers
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Deploying the Best Available Cleaning Regimens with an Eye on Efficiently Achieving Your Desired Outcomes
Room 310 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
  • Monty McCoy, Director of Technology, Kurita America Inc.
    Advanced Tactics to Achieve a Clean Return to Service after Shutdown
  • Mark Altier, RD&E Program Leader, Ecolab Inc.
    Product Development for Fuel Ethanol Total Plant Cleaning
  • Anne Chronic, Director, Market Analytics, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Cleaning Modes of Action: Choose the Best, Leave the Rest
Track 1: Production and Operations

Overcoming the Operational Challenges that Come with Water and Wastewater Management at Ethanol Plants
Room 316 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Tim Sperfslage, Senior Air Quality Engineer, Barr Engineering Co.
  • Robert Hendel, Senior Engineer, Suez WTS
    A Novel Non-Phosphorus Cooling Water Treatment Technology to Address Environmental and Operational Challenges
  • Terry Roberts, Regional Manager, SEPCO Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc.
    Case Study: Ethanol Sealing Challenges SOLVED
  • Jeff Prochaska, Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    A Comprehensive Approach to Evaporator System Optimization
  • Andrea Collier, Senior Environmental Engineer, Barr Engineering Co.
    Navigation of Wastewater Permit Requirements: How to Handle Tight Limits and Find Paths to Compliance
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Making Sense of the Required Permits for Existing and Planned Product Outputs
Room 320 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
    Plant Optimization and Environmental Permitting
  • Andrea Foglesong, VP/SR EHS Consultant, PROtect LLC
    DSP versus AF: When a Distilled Spirts Plant Permit is Required from the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Driving Additional Value into Your CoProduct Program By Bringing Protein Streams into Sharp Focus
Room 306 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kisha Kruse, Scientist, Technical Service, Biofuel, Novozymes North America Inc.
  • Kyle Flynn, Director of Business Development, ST Equipment & Technology
    Water Free Process for Protein Enhancement of DDGS
  • John Kwik, Managing Partner, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Next Steps in Protein: Higher Purity through Enzymes
  • Matt Durler, VP of Feed Development, ICM Inc.
    Designing Animal Feed: Leveraging Process Technologies for Optimized, Value-Added Products
  • Grant Spratt, Protein Operations Manager, Green Plains-Shenandoah
    How to Measure Protein: An Enlightening Study How the Industry can Measure Protein.
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Troubleshooting at Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel Facilities During Plant Construction, Commissioning and Steady-State Production Phases
Room 312 - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Rudy Pruszko, President, Pruszko Consulting
    Solutions to Your Biodiesel Production Problems
  • Meha Jha, Refining Industry Marketing Manager Measurement Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions
    Future Proofing Your Renewable Diesel Production Operations
  • John Brabender, Vice President of Business Development, Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC
    Rapid Project Development Path to Renewable Diesel Production
  • Christine Riedl, Technical Sales Manager Biodiesel/RetroFit, BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH
    Biodiesel RetroFit: Successful Case Studies
5:00 pm Sessions Conclude
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