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Ethanol 101: Knowing the Industry You Serve


June 13, 2022 ~ Minneapolis, MN

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.


Access to all events at one price - including admission to all conference sessions (preconferences, co-located event, plenary sessions and breakout sessions), entry to the Expo, all meal functions, and speaker presentations (available on conference app during the event). Producers Attend for Free.

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

Program Agenda

Monday, June 13
Room 101HI

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
101 Lobby
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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 Ethanol Plant Components and Process Flow
    Aaron Williamson, Process Integration Specialist, ICM, Inc.
9:30 am – 10:00 am The Basic Chemistry Behind Ethanol Fermentation
    Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
101 Lobby
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10:30 am – 11:00 am The Financial Basics of an Operating Ethanol Plant
    Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson Benchmarking, LLC
11:00 am – 11:30 am Reviewing the Market Penetration of Ethanol, Biodiesel and Advanced Biofuels
    Jordan Godwin, Senior Journalist, OPIS
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Ethanol’s Feed Co-Products and the Markets they Serve
    Matthew Fitzthum, Sr Commodity Trader, CHS
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
101 Lobby
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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm An Examination of the Installed U.S. Ethanol Production Fleet
    Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Importance of the Ethanol Industry to Corn Growers
    Amanda Bilek, Senior Public Policy Director, Minnesota Corn Growers Association
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Fuel Retailing: Where Ethanol and Consumers Come Together
    Lance Klatt, Executive Director, Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
101 Lobby
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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Understanding Fuel Specifications and Why They Matter to Ethanol Producers
    Kristy Moore, Principal, KMoore Consulting
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm What comes next? Maximizing on the Opportunity Before Us: Establishing Biofuels as the Nation's Go-To Low Carbon Transportation Fuel
    Jackie Hayes, Director of Business Development and Client Relations, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
4:30 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
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Registered attendees to Ethanol 101 receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

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