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Ethanol 101: Knowing the Industry You Serve


July 13, 2021 ~ Des Moines, Iowa

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.


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

Seminar Registration* $495.00
Producers FREE

*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 Tuesday night

Cancellation Policy Requests for a conference registration refund must be submitted in writing to service@bbiinternational.com. For cancellation requests received 120 days prior to the event, a $100 service charge will be issued. No refunds will be issued less than 120 days prior to the event.

Program Agenda
Room 312

Tuesday, July 13

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Grand Concourse
8:30 am - 9:00 am Birth of a Biofuel: Ethanol’s Historical Roots
    Susanne Retka Schill, Editor/Writer, WriteOH
9:00 am - 9:30 am The Bottom Line in Biorefining: Revenues, Costs and Profitability at US Ethanol Plants
    Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson Benchmarking LLC
9:30 am - 10:00 am The Basic Chemistry Behind Ethanol Fermentation
    Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Grand Concourse
10:30 am - 11:00 am Surveying the Role that Research has Played in Advancing the Frontier of Corn Biorefining
    Jackie Pohlman, Director of Business Development and Client Relations, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
11:00 am - 11:30 am A Data Intensive Look at the Installed Fuel Ethanol Production Fleet
    Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
11:30 am - 12:00 pm An Overview of Ethanol Plant Governance via Boards and Investors
    Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
Grand Concourse
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Corn Ethanol Industry for 2005–2019: Implication for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
    Michael Wang, Environmental Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm An Overview of the Traditional and Emerging Markets for Ethanol’s Feed Products
    Ryan Mass, Director of Animal Nutrition, ICM
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Beyond DDGS: How Ethanol Producers Continue to Find Other Pathways to Maximizing the Value of Every Kernel
    Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, PhD, Director of Innovation, Marquis
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
Grand Concourse
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Exploring the Economic Relationship Between Corn and Ethanol Production in Iowa
    Victoria Butt, Marketing Manager, Iowa Corn Growers Association
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm The Interplay Between Fuel Specifications and Access to Transportation Fuel Markets
    Kristy Moore, Principal Scientist, KMoore Consulting LLC
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm The Vital Role Convenience Stores Play in Market Expansion for BioEthanol
    Will Beck, Regional Sales Director, Growth Energy
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm The Important Role State Associations Play in State and Federal Ethanol Advocacy
    Monte Shaw, Executive Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
4:50 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Registered attendees to Ethanol 101 receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

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