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Low Carbon Efficiency Summit


July 13, 2021 ~ Des Moines, Iowa

Interest in accessing the premium available in low carbon fuel markets was robust amongst producers well before the margin-constrained market conditions of today. Now, as management teams work to maintain profitability in a challenging environment their importance has only intensified. This day-long workshop will include discussions about not only the technical aspects of driving down a plant’s carbon intensity but also the processes required to properly document those efforts and strategies for marketing these carbon-reduced fuels to the markets asking for them.


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

Summit 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.


Tuesday, July 13

Room 302

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Gauging Ethanol’s Likely Future in the Push for a Low-Carbon Economy
Read Description
Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist, University of Illinois at Chicago
    High Octane Low Carbon Fuels: The Bridge to Improve Both Gasoline and Electric Vehicles
  • Don Siefkes, Executive Director, E100 Ethanol Group
    CO2 Emissions Problem: Implications for the Ethanol Industry and a Proposed Solution
  • Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
    LCFS – GHG – Emissions – Soil – Air: All Lead to Change
  • Bernie Hoffman, Vice President, P&E Solutions LLC
    Time to Develop a Carbon Strategy
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm What’s the Score? Why a Strategic Effort to Lower Carbon Intensity Must Be a Part of Your Plant’s Go-Forward Operational Strategy
Read Description
    Moderator: Scott Coye-Huhn, Program Manager of Responsible Biofuels, SCS Global Services
  • Kari Buttenhoff, Partner, Christianson PLLP
    Potential Reporting and Verification Structure for Farming CIs
  • Adam Belyamani, COO, Saola Energy LLC
    Low Carbon Fuel Markets and the Path to Improving Your Facility’s Carbon Intensity Scores
  • Shrikant Rathi, Sr. General Manager of Business in Americas, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Lowering Carbon Intensity of Existing Ethanol Facility
  • Kevin Jensen, Account Manager, Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Cogeneration to Reduce Carbon Intensity Scores and Improve Reliability
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Deployable Approaches for Lowering your Plant’s Carbon Intensity Score
Read Description
Moderator: Glenn Farris, Executive VP, Lee Enterprises Consulting
  • Jeff Roskam, Board of Advisors, PrairieFood
    Innovations in Reducing Carbon Index of Corn for Ethanol Plants
  • Jim Ramm, Director of Engineering, EcoEngineers
    The Way to Carbon Neutral Ethanol
  • John Oyen, Business Development Manager, ABB Inc.
    Integration and Digital: The Pathway to a Low Carbon Index
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Attacking the Energy Gobbling Waypoints in Your Production Process to Capture Both Savings and CI-Score Improvements
Read Description
Moderator: John Clarke, BioPro Power
  • Watanabe Keiichiro, Manager, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Zeolite Membrane Dehydration by Recovering the Heat at Former Impossible Line
  • Chuck Gallop, Operations Development Manager, ICM Inc.
    Efficient Drying Strategy for High Quality Feed Products, Operational Savings and Lower Capital Investment
  • Jeff Prochaska, Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    Total Plant Assessments Help Facilities Achieve Water and Energy Reductions to Achieve Their Sustainability Initiatives
  • William Schafer, CEO, Energy Integration Inc.
    Integrated MVR for Efficiency
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Registered attendees to the Low Carbon Efficiency Summit receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception.

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