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Monday, June 10

8:00 am shotgun start Annual FEW Golf Outing
Brickyard Crossing Golf Course
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Pre-Conference
Ethanol 101
Room 109
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1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference
Ethanol Plant Construction and Project Summit
Room 105
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall B-E

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Tuesday, June 11

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
Sagamore Ballroom Lobby
8:30 am – 8:55 am General Session
Welcome & Industry Awards
Sagamore Ballroom 3-5
  • Tom Bryan, President, BBI International
  • Lisa Gibson, Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
8:55 am – 9:30 am General Session
Keynote Presentation
Sagamore Ballroom 3-5
  • Geoff Cooper, President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
9:30 am – 11:00 am General Session
Association Roundtable: A Look at Our Industry’s Health, the Strength of Its Policy Foundation and the Best Path Forward to Growing Our Market
Sagamore Ballroom 3-5
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Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy
  • Robert White, Vice President, Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Hall B-E
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
Exhibit Hall B-E
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
    Exhibit Hall B-E
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Distilling Available Laboratory Data to Improve Production Decision Making Processes
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Shelly Siemonsma, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
  • Don Cannon, QA/QC Lead, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Validating a Laboratory Method for Simulating Selective Grind Technology Enhancements
  • TaNeal Boer, Technical Science Director, Bion Companies
    Plant Managers Guide to Laboratory Data: How do I Interpret Data Coming from the Lab, and What Questions do I ask when I don’t like the Result?
  • Yanhong Zhang, Director of Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Accurate Quantitation of the Biochemical Process from Starch to Ethanol
  • Scott Segro, Technical Applications Specialist 3, Metrohm USA
    Importance and Advantages of Updating Acidity in Ethanol Titrations
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Management Strategies to Build the Skills You’ll Need Tomorrow within the Team You Have Today
Room 105
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Moderator: Danielle McCormick, Principal, Talent Advisor, K-Coe Isom LLP
  • Bridgett Morales, Executive VP, Bloc Environmental Solutions
    Making it Personal: Effectively Engaging and Training the Workforce
  • Ron Faciane, Director, GP Strategies Corporation
    Technical Training to Meet the Challenges of Generational Workforce
  • Jeremy Javers, Director of Technology Development, ICM Inc.
    Implementation of the Vision of Dry Grind Corn Biorefining: Ethanol and Beyond
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Liberating Valuable Corn Oil from Plant Stillage Streams
Room 122
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Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, Director of Technical Services, Trucent
    Bringing Biochemical Understanding to Corn Oil Extraction
  • Jason Marquis, COO, Marquis Energy LLC
    Thin Stillage Clarification with Protein Extraction
  • Bob Fesser, Industry Sales Manager, Hydro-Thermal Corporation
    Good for Today, Great for Tomorrow: Plant Optimization for Higher Yields and Greater Outputs with Industry Margin Stability
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Stillage Evaporation Approaches that Reduce Overall Evaporator Load and Improve Plant Efficiency
Room 109
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Moderator: Lisa Gibson, Managing Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Jeff Prochaska, Biofuels Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    Evaporator Considerations with Centrate Suspended Solids Removal
  • Dan Walter, Senior Regional Engineering Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
    Evaporation Load Performance: A Quick, Low-Cost and Effective Measurement Process
  • Terry Gromes, Jr., Automation Specialist, Terydon Inc.
    The Productivity of Evaporator Cleaning through Automation
Track 5: Advanced Biofuels Conference

Reviewing the Technologies that have Cast Corn Fiber in a Starring Role in Ethanol’s Next Chapter
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
  • John Kwik, Principal, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Fiber for Cellulosic Ethanol from a Dry Mill
  • Mark Yancey, Chief Technology Officer, D3MAX LLC
    Margin Improvement for Ethanol Plants with D3MAX
  • James Kacmar, Director of Engineering & Operations, Edeniq Inc.
    Cellulosic Ethanol: A Low Carbon Intensity Innovation to Improve Your Plant’s Profitability
  • Brandon Emme, Principal Scientist, Cellulose Team Lead, ICM Inc.
    Gen 1.5 Corn Fiber Processing as a Method for High Value Product Diversification
  • Asif Malik, COO, Quad County Corn Processors
    Ethanol Plant Commercial Experience of Product Diversification through Cellerate® Corn Kernel Fiber Processing
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Deploying Best Practices in Instrument Calibration to Guarantee Accurate and Reliable Lab Data
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Amanda Huber, Field Technical Support, BASF Enzymes LLC
  • Daniel Biggerstaff, Technical Director, Organics, Enertech Solutions Inc. / o2si smart solutions LLC
    What Does ISO 17034 Accreditation of Reference Materials Mean for Your Quality Control Laboratory?
  • Tera Stoughtenger, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Adding Value to Your Plant with Proper Calibration and Upkeep of Plant and Laboratory Equipment
  • Andrew Hawkins, Director of Laboratory Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Are Your Lab Measurements Accurate? Reducing Error in Your Data
  • Barry McCleary, CEO, Megazyme
    Rapid, Specific and User-Friendly Enzymatic Assays to Support Operations, Quality and Research in the Biofuel Industry
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Ensuring Fuel Quality Specifications Align with the Industry’s Domestic and International Market Growth Ambitions
Room 105
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Moderator: Kristy Moore,Principal, KMoore Consulting
  • Kari Cook, Quality Manager, POET Biorefining - Alexandria
    Standards Organizations Important to Ethanol
  • Kristy Moore, Principal, KMoore Consulting
    Certificates of Analysis: Test Methods, Specs Matter
  • Jacki Fee, Technical Director of Biofuels, Cargill
    How to Control, Accurately Measure Sulfates
  • Chris Bliley, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
    The Bliley Report: Regulatory Update Impacting Ethanol
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Positioning Your Plant Now to Maximize the Coming Opportunities in Low Carbon Fuel Markets and Carbon Sequestration
Room 122
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Moderator: Kelly Davis, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Ashley Player, Senior Manager, Weaver
    LCFS Verification and Validation: What is coming in 2020?
  • Kari Buttenhoff, Manager, Christianson PLLP
    Are LCFS Verifications on your Radar?
  • Jamey Cline, Business Development, Christianson PLLP
    What the 45Q Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Ethanol Manufacturers and the Industry
  • Jacqueline Gerst, Energy Resources Manager, Battelle
    How do I Know if Carbon Storage is an Option for My Plant?
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Understanding the Interplay Between Overall Plant Hygiene, Production Uptime and Reduced Infection Control Expenses
Room 109
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Moderator: Dennis Bayrock, Global Director Fermentation Research Lactrol, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
  • Ben Sunderhaus, Senior Technical Account Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Infection and Hygiene Control: Providing Value through Industry Leading Technical Support
  • Stephanie Gleason, Technical Service Leader-Grain Processing, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Plant Hygiene: A Review of Best Practices for Monitoring and Controlling Infections
  • Jennifer Braun, Field Technical Manager, U.S. Water
    Alternatives for Traditional Cleaning Methods Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production
Track 5: Advanced Biofuels Conference

Surveying the Innovations in Enzyme Development Paving the Way for More Widespread Advanced and Cellulosic Ethanol Production
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Kyle Althoff, President, Equinox
  • Paul Klaassen, Technical Director, DSM Bio-based Products & Services
    High Yield Enzyme Solutions for Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Jan Dines Knudsen, Fermentation Scientist, Terranol A/S
    Injecting New Life into Cellulosic Ethanol Production
  • Kerry Hollands, Scientist II, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Advances in Enzyme-Expressing Yeast and Their Benefits for the Fuel Ethanol Industry
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo

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Wednesday, June 12

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
Exhibit Hall B-E
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Reviewing the Continuing Effort to Develop Yeast Strains Capable of Increasing Plant Efficiency and Overall Yield
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Maha Dakar, Senior R&D Process Engineer, KATZEN International Inc.
  • Matt Richards, Director of Application Technology, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Advanced Yeasts: Continuing Innovation in Response to Producer Requirements
  • Mickel Jansen, Senior Scientist Fermentation, DSM Bio-based Products & Services
    Same Corn, More Value: Industrially Proven Yeast Technology
  • Ananda Nanjundaswamy, Assistant Professor, Alcorn State University
    Unraveling Yeast Transcriptomics: A Novel Strategy in Deciphering the Biochemical Basis for Biofuel Production
  • Caroline Peres, Principal Scientist, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Combining Assets: A New GA-Producing, Low Side-Products, High Yield Yeast
Track 1: Production and Operations

Managing Plant Energy Requirements with Decreased Overall Carbon Intensities Top of Mind
Room 122
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Moderator: Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
  • Ben Root, Process Engineer, Saola Energy LLC
    The Argument for Adding a Steam Let-Down Turbine to Take Advantage of LCFS Incentives
  • Bernie Hoffman, CEO, TotalGen Services
    An Evolving Industry Picking Up Steam
  • Jim Ramm, Director of Engineering, EcoEngineers
    On-site Energy Management
  • Shrikant Rathi, General Manager, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Maximize Your Margins with Carbon Intensity Reduction of Your Ethanol Plants
  • Bill Schafer, CEO, Energy Integration Inc.
    Supercharging the Fuel of the Future
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Building a Plant Culture that will Attract and Retain Top Talent
Room 105
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Moderator: Robert White, Vice President, Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Janice Fairbairn, Marketing Manager, Wired Within
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Leadership
  • Nicole Sullivan, Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, FCC Services Inc.
    Effective Hiring Practices
  • Danielle McCormick, Principal, Talent Advisor, K-Coe Isom LLP
    The Power of a Cohesive Culture
  • Esther Homandberg, Talent Optimization Manager, Bion Analytical
    Effective Communication: Who Needs It?
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Taming the Two-Headed Monster: Deploying Best-in-Class CIP Strategies to Eliminate Organic and Inorganic Fouling Deposits
Room 109
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Moderator: Matt Thompson, Associate Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Mark Altier, RD&E Program Leader, Ecolab Inc.
    Ecolab: Total Plant Cleaning and Sanitizing Programs, Partnerships, and Technologies
  • Stephanie Schmidt, Plant Chemist & Process Analyst, Badger State Ethanol LLC
    Removing Caustic from Front-End CIPing: A Plant's Experience
  • Michael Raab, Lead Technologist, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
    Enhanced One Step CIP Solutions Approved for Animal Food
  • Dennis Bayrock, Global Director Fermentation Research Lactrol, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Improper CIP Management and Persistent Bacterial Contaminations
Track 5: Advanced Biofuels Conference

The Technologies Achieving Commercial Scale Today that will Deliver the Biofuels and Biochemicals of Tomorrow
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Shannon Gustafson, Senior Director of Operations & Programming, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Neal Jakel, Vice President, Strategy & Technology, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC
    Industrial Glucose: Bridging the Biochemical Gap
  • David McConnell, Vice President Business Development-NA, Enerkem Inc.
    From Trash to Advanced Biofuels: The Technology Behind the First-Ever Waste-to-Biofuels Facility
  • Ed De Jong, VP of Development, Avantium Technologies
    Dawn Technology™: Superior Lignocellulosic Fractionation Technology for 2G Bioethanol
  • Radhakrishnan Srinivasan, Founder, Weighty Corn LLC
    Fiber Separation from Corn Flour using Sieving and Air Classification: Its First Commercial Scale Implementation
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
10:30 am - Noon Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Deploying Cutting Edge Yeast Health Strategies to Maximize Plant Fermentations
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Lisa Gibson, Managing Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Jenny Forbes, Vice President Products & Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Narrow Margins: Running Lean without Sacrificing Yield
  • Ryan Brock, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Air to Yeast Props: Analyzing the Value and Cost of Adding Air into Propagation
  • Celia Payen, Scientist II, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Does Your Yeast Have What It Takes? Combining Old and New Tricks to Deliver Robust Yeast to the Biofuel Industry
  • Peter Krasucki, General Manager, FermAxiom
    Manufacturing of Optimal Yeast Inoculum for Ethanol Fermentation using HDYC Technology Platform
  • Amanda Moser, Senior Scientist, Novozymes North America
    "Smart" Fermentation Achieved through Optimal Enzyme and Yeast Pairings
Track 1: Production and Operations

The Options Available to Ethanol Producers for Bacterial Control and Strategies to Ensure Their Efficient Use
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Stacey Campbell, Ethanol Technical Services Manager, BetaTec Hop Products Inc.
    A Natural Solution for Antimicrobials
  • Cam Fowler, Senior Director Applied Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    Yield Thieves: Understanding the Impact from Bacterial Contamination
  • Jennifer Starner, Research Scientist, U.S. Water
    Investigating the Effectiveness of Antibiotic Combinations Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

How to Make Informed Decisions about New Technology Deployments and Ensure They Deliver on Their Promised Value
Room 105
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Moderator: Justin Mentele, Principal, Manufacturing & Biofuels Group, K-Coe Isom LLP
  • Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson PLLP
    Keys to Effective Strategic Planning for Directors and Executives
  • Nick Lurty, Principal Consultant, n2 Solutions
    Strategic Innovation: Real Options Valuation Framework for Technology Readiness
  • Douglas Rivers, Project Director, Lee Enterprises Consulting
    Strategic Due Diligence for New Technology Applications
  • Tiffany Trottman, Business Development Manager, Nelson Engineering Inc.
    Tools for Managing & Contracting Your Capital Projects
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Practical Approaches for Deriving Maximum Value from Plant Distillers Grains Streams
Room 122
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Moderator: Kyle Althoff, President, Equinox
  • Keith Jakel, Sales & Marketing Lead, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC
    Planning for a Modular/Stepped Approach to Protein Production in an Ethanol Facility
  • Fernando Boscariol, Engineering Superintendent, Dedini S/A Industrias De Base
    Corn Ethanol Production in Flexible Plants and Integration with Animal Protein Production
  • Ryan Mass, Feed Business Manager, ICM Inc.
    A Method of Selecting New Animal Nutrition Technologies
  • Gerald (Jerry) Shurson, Professor, Animal Science, University of Minnesota
    Risk Assessment of Antibiotic Residues in DDGS and Animal-Derived Foods
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Strategies for Making Your Overall Plant Maintenance Program Both Predictive and Proactive
Room 109
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Moderator: Shannon Gustafson, Senior Director of Operations & Programming, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Paul Mordorski, Biofuels Sector Lead, Merjent Inc.
    Facility Maintenance + Environmental Compliance = Cost Savings
  • Kristen Gordon, Director, Aftermarket Services, ICM Inc.
    Best Practices for a Successful Plant Shutdown
  • Carson Merkwan, Business Development, Direct Automation LLC
    Artificial Intelligence and IIoT for Predictive Maintenance – for Managers, Tech’s and Engineers
  • Doug Robey, Vice President, Maintenance Training & Reliability, GP Strategies
    Implementing a Living Reliability Program for Sustained Operational Excellence
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm Exhibitor Move-Out
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Creating the Optimal Environment in Plant Fermentation Tanks to Maximize Ethanol Yield
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Dennis Bayrock, Global Director Fermentation Research Lactrol, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
  • Amanda Hildebrand, Scientist Grain Applications, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    A Comprehensive Approach to Fermentation Scale-Down
  • Jayne Kalbfleisch, Technical Development Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Recognizing and Remediation of Stressed Fermentations
  • Pedro Peña, Lab & R&D Director, CTE Global Inc.
    A Comprehensive Approach to Nitrogen Optimization for More Efficient Fermentation
  • Patrick Mandulak, Product Application Scientist, Novozymes North America
    Utilizing Enzymatic and Operational Synergies to Access Difficult Starch and Maximize Ethanol Yield
Track 1: Production and Operations

Eyes and Ears: Innovative Approaches to Data Management and Its Use in Real-Time Plant Control
Room 105
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Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
    How to Use the Data You Already Have to Make Different Decisions
  • Hank Brittain, Director of Optimization & Advanced Control, OpX Control Inc.
    Plant-wide Advanced Control for Ethanol Plants in Your DCS
  • Don Mack, Industry Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
    Digitalization in the Ethanol Industry
  • Evan Almberg, Analyst, HRST Inc.
    Using Plant Operating Data and Thermal Modeling to Assess HRSG and Boiler Performance
Track 1: Production and Operations

Minding Your Stack: Keep Plant Emissions in Tight Alignment with Air Permits
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Katie Hill Brandt, Senior Analyst, Merjent Inc.
  • Jordan Laster, Vice President Analytical Services, Alliance Source Testing
    Methods to Know: VOC Compliance
  • John McDowell, Sales Engineer, EISENMANN Corporation
    Current Trends of Air Pollution Control in the Ethanol Market
  • Zeke Babcock, Strategic Account Manager, Donaldson Torit
    Innovative Dust Collection: Do More with Less Using Advanced Filtration Technology
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Catching Up with Fractionation Technologies that Aim to Simultaneously Diversify Plant Revenue Streams and Increase the Captured Value of Inbound Corn
Room 122
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Moderator: Jeff Cafmeyer, Sr. Research Scientist, Battelle
  • Joe Fitzgerald, Founder, Shockwave LLC
    Commercializing New Dry-Fractionation Technology for the Bio-Conversion Industry
  • Steve Hartig, Vice President of Technology Development, ICM Inc.
    ICM’s Vision for the Next Generation Biorefinery
  • John Kwik, President, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC
    Ethanol Plant to Biorefinery: Proven Diversification Today
  • Jaclyn DeMartini, Scientist, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Maximizing Value from Every Corn Kernel
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Your Plant’s Beating Heart: The Critical Importance of Staying Abreast of Innovation in Pump Technologies
Room 109
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Moderator: Jamey Cline, Business Development, Christianson PLLP
  • Paul Yaple, Regional Manager, A.R. Wilfley & Sons Inc.
    Special Duplex Stainless Steel Pumps Improved Wear and Corrosion Increasing Five to Six Fold Service Life in Ethanol Operations
  • Ben Martin, VP Marketing, ProFlow Pumping Solutions
    Eliminating Leaks When Pumping Your Valuable Ethanol
  • Jared Gabel, Dosing & Disinfection Product Manager, Grundfos Pumps Corporation
    The Advantages of Stepper Motor Design in Chemical Feed Pumps
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
Wabash East & West
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Assessing the Continuing Innovations Available to Producers for Ethanol and Coproduct Dewatering
Wabash Ballroom 2
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Moderator: Paul Kamp, Vice President – Business Development North America, Whitefox Technologies
  • Mark Binns, Technical Business Director, Hengye Inc.
    Analytical Approach to Sieve Bed Cycle Times to Maximize Performance While Protecting the Sieve Beads and Equipment
  • Sean Tierney, North American Business Manager, Elgin Separation Solutions
    Centrifuge Dewatering, Operations and Maintenance
  • Mike Garza, Senior Manager, Process Engineering, ICM Inc.
    Ethanol Dehydration and Energy Savings with ZEBREX™ Membrane Technology
  • Virginia Andrade, Process Engineering Manager, Whitefox Technologies Limited
    Maintaining Profitability in Tight Market Conditions: How Membranes Improve Margins whilst Reducing Carbon Emissions
Track 1: Production and Operations

Instrument Flying for Ethanol Producers: Utilizing Analytical Tools to Determine the Efficacy of New Production Approaches
Room 122
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Moderator: Matt Thompson, Associate Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Jonathon Speed, Product and Applications Manager, Keit Spectrometers
    The Development and Implementation of a Universal Bioethanol Monitoring Sensor
  • Cam Fowler, Senior Director Applied Services, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
    New Approaches to Trials and Product Testing
  • Tony Schindler, Regional Application Development Leader – Grain Processing, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Harvesting the Potential of Plant-wide Modeling in the Ethanol Industry
  • Patti Sprouse, Manager, Bonanza Associates LLC of North Carolina
    Enhancing Profitability and Productivity in Ethanol Plants by Using Predictive Modeling Tools
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Reviewing Industry Plant Margins and the Options Available to Improve the Profitability of Your Facility
Room 105
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Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Chip Whalen, Vice President of Education & Research, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging
    Risk Management in a Changing Margin Landscape
  • Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson PLLP
    Finance Snapshot of the U.S. Ethanol Industry
  • Brittany Ferguson, Senior Associate, K-Coe Isom LLP
    Increased Efficiency, Increased Profitability?
  • Nick Lurty, Principal Consultant, n2 Solutions
    Maximizing the ROI of Your Innovation Program
Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Mechanical and Biological Considerations for Ensuring Plant Cooling Towers are Operating at Peak Efficiency
Room 109
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Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Kent Martens, Chief Technical Advisor, Cooling Technology Institute
    Cooling Tower Fundamentals
  • Jeff Prochaska, Biofuels Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    A Mechanical and Engineering Approach to Optimize Your Cooling Water System
  • Andrew Ledlie, Marketing Manager, Solenis LLC
    Novel Approach to Monitoring and Controlling Biofilm in Ethanol Cooling Systems Increases Ethanol Production and Reduces Operating Costs
Track 5: Advanced Biofuels Conference

The First Advanced Biofuel: An Update on Biodiesel Production, Use and Its Likely Market Trajectory
Wabash Ballroom 3
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Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Julie Jenkins, Research Scientist, Mcgyan Biodiesel LLC
    Applying the Continuous Mcgyan® Process for Advanced Biofuel Production Using Commingled Distillers Corn Oil and Sorghum Oil Byproduct Streams
  • Dean Camper, CTO, Saola Energy LLC
    A Technical and Market Review of Converting Corn Oil to Renewable Diesel at Ethanol Plants
  • Matthew Moore, Research Chemist, VFT Inc.
    Fiber Reactor Technology
5:00 pm Sessions Conclude
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NCAA Hall of Champions (Learn More | Register)
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Thursday, June 13

8:15 am – 1:00 pm FEW Industry Tour
POET Biorefining – Alexandria, Indiana (Learn More | Register)
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