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Ethanol 101: Knowing the Industry You Serve





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.


Registration$495.00

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
Room 101 HI

Monday, June 19

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome & Opening Comments
Tim Portz, Executive Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
8:45 am - 9:15 am Mitch Coulter, Marketing & Biofuels Director, Minnesota Corn Growers Association
Biofuel Production and Value Added Agriculture: An Examination of the Corn/Ethanol Relationship
9:15 am – 9:45 am Mark Palmer, Executive Director, Renewable Fuels Nebraska
How the Renewable Fuel Standard was Crafted, Legislated and Signed into Law
9:45 am – 10:15 am Timothy Rudnicki, Executive Director, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
The Argument for State Level Advocacy and Representation
10:15 am – 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Ryan Brock, Technical Service Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
The Basic Chemistry Behind Ethanol Fermentation
11:15 am – 11:45 am John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
Tracing the History and Future of Ethanol Production Innovation and Yield Improvements
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
A Review of Current U.S. Ethanol Plant Capacities and Ownership
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Jerry Shurson, Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota
A-Maizing DDGs
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Jennifer Aurandt, Director of Technical Services, Valicor
Liquid Gold: The Rise of Corn Oil Extraction in Ethanol Production Facilities
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Jordan Godwin, Senior Journalist, Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)
The Political and Technological Climate for Cellulosic Ethanol Production
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom
The Financial Life of Operating Ethanol Plants
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Sue Retka Schill, Senior Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
A Review of Ethanol Producer Magazine’s 2017 Ethanol Industry Salary Survey
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Lance Klatt, Executive Director, Minnoco
The Last Link in the Supply Chain: Ethanol Distribution from a Retailer’s Perspective
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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