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2022 Agenda


Monday, June 13

8:00 am - 4:00 pm FEW Golf Outing
The Wilds Golf Club
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8:30 am - 4:50 pm Preconference
Ethanol 101 Workshop
Room 101HI
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm Preconference
Carbon Capture & Storage Summit
Room 101FG
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Exhibit Halls BC
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Tuesday, June 14

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
Auditorium Lobby
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9:00 am – 11:20 am General Session
Auditorium
9:00 am – 9:10 am General Session
Welcome & Industry Awards
  • Tom Bryan, President, BBI International
9:10 am – 9:15 am General Session
Special SAF Annoucement
  • Mark Yancey, CEO, SAFFiRE Renewables
9:15 am – 9:45 am General Session
Keynote Message
  • Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy
9:45 am – 10:30 am General Session
Association Roundtable: Cementing Ethanol’s Place in Tomorrow’s Low-Carbon, High-Efficiency Transportation Fuels Portfolio
Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
  • Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
  • Troy Bredenkamp, Senior VP Government & Public Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Brian Jennings, CEO, American Coalition for Ethanol
10:30 am – 10:55 am General Session
Producer Keynote
  • Todd Becker, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Green Plains Inc.
10:55 am – 11:20 am General Session
Summit Carbon Solutions Update
  • Bruce Rastetter, CEO, Summit Agricultural Group
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Halls BC
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
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11:45 am INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Kurita Presentation
  • Presented by Kurita
12:30 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Fluid Quip Presentation
  • Presented by Fluid Quip
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Maintaining Healthy, Robust and Productive Yeast Populations in Plant Fermenters
Room 101HI - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kisha Kruse, Senior Scientist, Novozymes North America Inc.
  • Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol
    Mycotoxin Inhibition of Yeast Fermentation and Growth
  • Crysta Greenleaf, Technical Service Representative, Leaf by Lesaffre
    Role of Micronutrition in Maintaining Stable operation of a Modern Biorefinery
  • Matt Hawkins, Applications Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Sulfites in Corn Mash Fermentation Processes – Implications and Impacts
  • Lee Robinson, Applications Scientist, IFF
    Yeast Blending – A Valuable Tool that Brings Flexibility to Your Plant
Track 1: Production and Operations

Deploying Cost-Effective and Efficient Water Management Solutions at Ethanol Production Sites
Room 101FG - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Chandler Taylor, Vice President, Senior Environmental Consultant, Barr Engineering Co.
  • Quinn Hanson-Pollock, Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    Optimizing the Utility Water Balance with Water Flow Intelligence
  • Terry Roberts, Regional Manager, SEPCO Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc.
    Water Conservation in Ethanol Evaporation Operations
  • Brad Thompson, Industry Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
    Breaking New Ground: Extending the Life of Your RO Membranes
  • Chuck Gallop, Director, Innovation, ICM, Inc.
    Making Thin Stillage Thin: How to Further Refine Your Evaporator Feed
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Who's Watching the Till?: The Role of the Board in Keeping an Eye on the Financial Health of an Ethanol Plant
Room 102ABC - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

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Moderator: Jamey Cline, Business Development Director, Christianson PLLP
  • Sara DeRoo, Partner, Christianson PLLP
    Current Trends in Accounting – What You May Not Know
  • Clinton Baker, Partner, K-Coe Isom LLP
    Board Training and Planning – What Has Changed and What Needs To Change
  • Todd Taylor, Attorney & CEO, Avisen Legal
    Board Fiduciary Duties in a Challenging Market
  • Chip Whalen, Vice President of Education & Research, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging
    Navigating High Corn Input Costs
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Operational Strategies Aimed at Unlocking New and Changing Feed Markets for Plant DDGS Streams
Room 200DE - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Neal Jakel, Managing Director, Fluid Quip Technologies
  • Ryan Mass, Director of Animal Nutrition, ICM, Inc.
    Impact of an Ethanol Plant’s Drying Operations on Feed Nutritional Value
  • Janet Remus, Senior Technical Director, Danisco/IFF
    Adapting Coproducts to Changing Feed Industry Needs
  • Peter Williams, Senior Nutritionist, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC

    Opportunities for Designed Feeds from the Bio Fuels Facility
  • Yanhong Zhang, Director of Research, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Potential Marketing Corn Ethanol Co-Products for Fish Feed Ingredients
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

A Review of the Technologies Available and Under Development for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production
Room 200BC - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Asfia Qureshi, Head of Application Technology, BASF Enzymes LLC
  • John Oyen, Business Development Manager, ABB Inc.
    Key Considerations in the Development of SAF Facilities
  • Tim Cesarek, Chief Commercial Officer, Gevo Inc.
    Paths to Sustainable Aviation: Ethanol-to-Jet
  • Mark Yancey, Chief Executive Officer, SAFFiRE Renewables LLC
    Ultralow Carbon SAF - Be a Part of this 10 Billion Gal/Year Opportunity
  • Justin Sluiter, Biomass Composition Specialist, National Renewable Energy Laboratories
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Flying Towards Sustainable Aviation Fuel
2:00 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
DCI-11 Plus ClearTrakTM: The Clear Choice for a Corrosion Inhibitor for Ethanol Producers
  • Riley Gilbert, Director of Downstream Sales, Innospec
  • Nick Strasser, Field Technical Service Representative
2:40 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Corrosion Solutions using Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Jose Carrillo, Director of Engineering, SOS Leak Repair
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Halls BC
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3:20 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Chase Nedrow Industries presents Emisshield - High Emissivity Coatings for Ethanol
  • Eric Chase, Chase Nedrow Industries
4:00 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Energy Integration, Inc. Presentation
  • Presentation by Energy Integration, Inc.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Maestro, Please: The Importance of Proper Instrumentation in Ethanol Plant Laboratories
Room 101HI - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Derek Schultz, Lab Manager, Highwater Ethanol, LLC
  • Andrew Hawkins, Director of Laboratory Services, Phibro Ethanol
    Care and Troubleshooting HPLCs – Workhorse of the Lab
  • Jonathon Speed, Product & Applications Manager, Keit Spectrometers
    Taking the Stress out of Using Spectroscopy
Track 1: Production and Operations

An Economic Argument for Deploying the Best Available Plant Cleaning and Hygiene Practices
Room 101FG - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Brian Hoskins, Product Manager, Bioenergy, BASF Enzymes LLC
  • Mark Altier, Sr. Program Leader, Ecolab, Inc.
    Total Plant Clean in Place (CIP) Solutions for Fuel Ethanol Producers
  • Ryan Brock, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Plant Hygiene, Why Cleaning is so Important to the Bottom Line
  • Anne Chronic, Director of Market Analytics, Phibro Ethanol
    Innovations in Cleaning
  • Lance Renfrow, President, Clear Solutions USA, LLC
    A Safe and Effective Way for CIP Cleaning in Ethanol Plants
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Managing the Record Keeping Obligation that Comes with Selling into Low Carbon Fuel Markets
Room 102ABC - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Moderator: Scott Coye-Huhn, Program Manager, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, SCS Global Services
  • Kari Buttenhoff, Partner, Christianson PLLP
    Understanding the Intricacies of California’s LCFS CCS Certification and Verification
  • Jim Ramm, VP Sales, EcoEngineers
    The Importance and Organizational Challenges of Net-Zero Ethanol
  • Thomas P. Ventulett, CEO, Aegex Technologies
    Digital Solution for Track and Trace of Feedstock Sources and Carbon Intensity Scoring
  • Ashley Player, Partner, Weaver
    Updating Your CI Scores Under LCFS
Track 4: Infrastructure and Market Development

Surveying the Intersection of Fuel Specifications, State and Federal Regulations and Access to International Markets
Room 200DE - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Moderator: Jamey Cline, Business Development Director, Christianson PLLP
  • Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
    Federal Update, Streamlining, E15 Market Update (RFGSA)
  • Chuck Corr, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
    Low Carbon Fuels Programs Update (CA, OR, NM, Canada)
  • Bart Plocher, Director of Quality Control, Poet Biorefining, POET
    USP/ GMP High Purity Alcohol Regulatory Considerations
  • Kristy Moore, Principal, KMoore Consulting/Growth Energy
    ASTM/ ISO/ ABNT International Market Specification Updates
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
Preparing for the Upgrade: Making Corn Oil Ready for Swift and Efficient Conversion to Renewable Diesel
Room 200BC - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Brian Cooke, Technical Manager, Clariant Corporation
  • Chuck Gallop, Director, Innovation, ICM, Inc.

    Purifying Feedstocks for Renewable Diesel Refineries
  • Scott Kohl, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Fiber Technologies
    DCO Cleanup for Renewable Diesel
  • Juan Vargas-Ramirez, Product Line Manager, Novozymes
    Distiller’s Corn Oil (DCO) – Overcoming Hurdles to Improve Its Desirability as Feedstock for Renewable Diesel
  • Tara Vigil, Vice President/GM Bioprocess Solutions, Trucent Separation Technologies, LLC
    Next-level DCO - Elevating Distiller's Corn Oil from a Commodity to a Premium Product
5:00 pm INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
SAFFiRE Renewables Presentation
  • Mark Yancey, CEO, SAFFiRE Renewables
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
Exhibit Halls BC
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Wednesday, June 15

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
Exhibit Halls BC
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7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Reviewing New Innovations in Yeast Strains and Deployment Strategies
Room 101HI - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Maha Dakar, Chemical Engineer, KATZEN International
  • Dale Earls, Product Application Scientist, R&D, Novozymes
    Yeast Bioinnovations Breaking Barriers
  • Larry Anthony, Technical Manager, IFF
    Breeding is only the Beginning
  • Massimo Merighi, Head of Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, Lesaffre
    CP^2 – Comprehensive Coupled Product and Process – The Solution of Leaf for Ethanol Producers
  • Matt Richards, Director, Application Technology, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Understanding Your Cellular Factories for a Better Biorefinery: What Components are Yeast Producing Beyond Ethanol?
Track 1: Production and Operations

Best Practices in Plant Control I: Setting Up Your Plant to Efficiently Capture, Interpret and React to Inbound Operational Data
Room 101FG - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Stephany McClemments, VP of Business Development, Lantha Sensors
  • John Oyen, Business Development Manager, ABB, Inc.
    Control Room Design for Improved Operations
  • Keith Riley, Product Marketing Manager - Level + Pressure, Endress+Hauser, Inc.
    Improve Throughput and Safety at your Plant with Smart Instruments
  • Hank Brittain, Director of Optimization & Advanced Control, OpX Control, Inc.
    Plant Optimization Through Better Control
  • Cam Fowler, Senior Director Technical Service and Marketing, Phibro Ethanol

    Statistical Monitoring in a Fuel Ethanol Plant
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Securing Your Plant's IT Defenses in an Era of Growing Cyber Risk
Room 102ABC - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal, RTP Environmental Associates, Inc.
  • Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ, a K-Coe Isom LLP Partner
    Incorporate IT Security into Every Aspect of Your Business
  • Eric Newell, CEO, Levridge, LLC
    Ransomware – How to Mitigate Your Risk
  • Joe Henderson, Director of Technology, Direct Companies
    Cyber Security, Vulnerability Analysis
  • Brandon Bohle, Systems Analyst, Interstates, Inc.
    Practical Measures to Implement in Your Journey to Cybersecurity
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

How and Why Corn Biorefiners Must Continue to Diversify their Finished Product Portfolio
Room 200DE - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Phil Madson, Chairman, KATZEN International
  • Joaquin Alarcon, President & CEO, Catalyxx, Inc.
    GrenOI. How to Upgrade Fuel Ethanol into Diesel Blending
  • Jessica Buckley, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates, Inc.
    Drink the Best and Sell the Rest: Navigating Facility Changes to Produce Higher Grade Alcohol
  • Doug Rivers, Executive Vice President, Lee Enterprises Consulting.
    Diversification Opportunities: What Makes Sense for Your Ethanol Plant
  • Mark Yancey, Chief Technology Officer, D3MAX, LLC
    Corn Starch, Fiber, and Stover: Diversify Your Feedstock and Your Product Portfolio
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

How Feedstocks Decisions Impact Conversion Approaches, Carbon Intensity and Downstream Market Opportunities for Biodiesel Producers
Room 200BC - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Art Wiselogel, ORISE Fellow, US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Melita Kyriakou, Senior Consultant, Christianson PLLP
    Capitalizing on Low CI Feedstocks
  • Scott Kohl, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Fiber Technologies
    New Low Carbon Renewable Diesel Feedstock Cleanup Process
  • Bryan Yeh, General Management, Community Fuels
    Practical Processing Tips for Producing Biodiesel with Alternative Feedstock
  • Ron Fedie, Senior Research Scientist, SarTec Corporation
    Catalytically Converting Waste Greases with Continuous Flow Supercritical Water into Biocrude to Produce Renewable, Green Gasoline, Jet and Diesel Biofuels
9:00 am INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Biogas Plants for the Ethanol Industry
  • Presented by Lys Enterprise
10:00 am INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Whitefox Presentation
  • Presented by Whitefox
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Halls BC
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10:30 am - Noon Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

A Close Look at the Latest Thinking in the Deployment of Antimicrobials to Control Bacterial Outbreaks
Room 101HI - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Dennis Bayrock, R&D Director, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
  • Stephanie Gleason, Senior Manager Technical Service, Phibro Ethanol
    Controlling Infections: Best Practices for Establishing and Monitoring a Plant Hygiene Program
  • Michail Karavolos, R&D Laboratory Manager, BetaTec Hop Products, Inc.
    Evaluation of the Effect of Antimicrobials on the Fitness of Industrial Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Gene-Disruption Variants
  • Rachel Murdy, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Antimicrobial Rotation as a Strategy in Controlling Bacterial Contaminations
  • Ashok Shetty, Senior Cooling Engineer, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
    New On-Site Legionella Test Enables Cooling Tower Monitoring in Minutes Reducing Risk of Exposure
Track 1: Production and Operations

Best Practices in Plant Control II: Bring Data to Bear on Fermentation and Liquefaction Decisions
Room 101FG - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Zach Baer, Fermentation Engineer II, IFF Health & Biosciences
    XCELIS® AI: New Virtual Tools to Simplify Yeast Blending in the Fuel Ethanol Industry
  • Kelly Whittenberg, Performance Engineer, Black and Veatch Corp.
    Applying Real-Time Data Analytics to Large Ethanol Production Facilities
  • Nick LeFebvre, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    Back to Fermentation Basics
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Decarbonizing Ethanol Production by Rethinking Plant Power and Steam Sources
Room 102ABC - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Marykate O’Brien, Technology Manager, Systems Development & Integration, US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Bernie Hoffman, Vice President, P&E Solutions LLC
    CHP and CCS, a Marriage Made in Carbon Heaven
  • Jeremy Keller, Director of Project Development, Rondo Energy, Inc.
    Renewable Steam as a Service: Lower Fuel Costs, Slash CI Scores and Boiler Emissions with No Capital Required
  • Kevin Jensen, Power Generation Account Manager, Solar Turbines Incorporated
    How CHP Compliments Other Low or Zero Carbon Energy Sources
  • Brandon Emme, Director of Technology Development, ICM, Inc.
    Evaluating Low Carbon Strategies: CHP and Other Process Optimizations
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Maximizing the Value of Available Protein in Plant Co-product Streams
Room 200DE - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Jackie Hayes, Director of Business Development and Client Relations, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Jaclyn DeMartini, Scientist, IFF
    Enzymes for Maximizing Output and Quality of High Protein Coproducts
  • Kyle Flynn, Director of Business Development, ST Equipment & Technology
    Water Free Process for Protein Enhancements of DDGS
  • Adam Anderson, Product Manager, ICM, Inc.
    Scaling High-Protein Technologies to Fit Your Biorefinery
  • Joseph Ward, Senior Nutritionist, North America, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC
    What Makes Protein Production from a Dry Grind Plant so Unique?
  • Geoffrey Bell, CEO, Microbiogen Pty, Ltd.
    Maximising a Starch Ethanol Plant’s Value and Sustainability Through Novel Biotechnology Solutions
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Early Thoughts on Keeping Pace with Feedstock Demand as Renewable Diesel and SAF Production Grows
Room 200BC - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Paul Kamp, VP of Business Development, Whitefox Technologies Limited
  • Dave Collings, Senior Consultant, 1898 & Co.

    In Search of the Next Feedstock
  • Jordan Godwin, Senior Journalist, OPIS
    Renewable Diesel, SAF & The Pending Battle for Feedstocks
  • Jie Dong, Assistant Professor/Fermentation Specialist, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    Bio-jet Fuel Precursor Production in Engineered E.coli from Corn Starch
11:00 am INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
Carbon Sequestration 101
  • Jon Cartlidge, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Matt Lauer, Foss & Company
11:00 am INNOVATION STAGE
Exhibit Halls BC
ICM Inc. Presentation
  • Presentation by ICM Inc.
  • Matt Lauer, Foss & Company
Noon - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch in the Expo
Exhibit Halls BC
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1:30 pm - 6:30 pm Exhibitor Move-Out
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Why Exploring New Frontiers in Fermentation is a Vital Part of Any Plant's Operational Strategy
Room 101HI - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Robert Eickelberger, Vice President Business Operations, KATZEN International
  • Asfia Qureshi, Head of Application Technology, BASF Enzymes, LLC
    Innovative Tools to Create Versatility in Processing and Evolving Market Conditions
  • Michael Humphrey, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    The Importance and Implications of Pilot Scale Fermentations in the Fuel Ethanol Industry
  • Somenath Mitra, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Recovery of Fermentation Products via Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Membrane Distillation
  • Steve Westra, Field Services Manager, Phibro Ethanol
    Supplementing Fuel Ethanol Fermentations with Nutrients and Yeast to Minimize Heat Stress
Track 1: Production and Operations

The Technologies Increasing Efficiency, Driving Down Carbon Intensity and Lifting Plant Profits
Room 101FG - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: William Schafer, CEO, Energy Integration Inc.
  • Michael Hora, Principle Engineer, Fluid Quip Technologies, LLC
    Is Your Plant Optimized for Lower Energy and OPEX Costs?
  • Tyler Johnson, District Sales Manager, Grundfos Pumps Corporation
    Efficient and Reliable Pump Solutions for Ethanol Production Facilities
  • Dimitrije Djordjevic, Application Engineer, Alfa Laval Technologies AB
    The Plate Heat Exchangers as Beer Column Reboiler
  • Thiago Righi, Process Engineer, Whitefox Technologies Limited

    Membranes’ Essential Role in the Pursuit of Primary Energy Reduction Solutions in the Ethanol Industry
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Exploring New Uses for Ethanol to Diversify Markets
Room 102ABC - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kelly Davis, VP Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Jenelle Sams, Senior ESG Consultant, Antea Group
    ESG Standards for Biofuels
  • Devendra Pakhare, PhD, Technical Lead, Pyrochem Catalyst Company
    Direct Reforming Ethanol into Low Cost Green Hydrogen
  • Julie Blumreiter, CTO and Co-Founder, Clearflame Engine Technologies
    Accelerating Demand for Ethanol
  • Larry Tree, President/CEO, Proteum Energy
    Profitable Clean Hydrogen Partnerships with Ethanol Producers
Track 4: Infrastructure and Market Development

How Ethanol’s Low Carbon Ambitions are Inspiring New Approaches in Grain Production
Room 200DE - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Marykate O'Brien, Technology Manager, Systems Development & Integration, US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Trish Jackson, Director of Regenerative Agriculture, PrairieFood
    Lowering Carbon Intensity of Input Crops by Increasing Soil Health
  • Joe Jump, Staff Scientist II, Novozymes
    Reducing Corn Ethanol Carbon Intensity and Other Benefits by Applying Biotechnology in the Agriculture Industry: The One Acre Study
  • Mark Heckman, Ethanol Services Director, EcoEngineers
    (Not) Plowing to Net Zero Thru Supply Chain Efforts
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Pretreatment Strategies Aimed at Making a Diverse Array of Feedstocks Ready for Conversion into Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Room 200BC - (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Richard Gaona, In-Plant Services Manager, Richard
  • Christopher Check, Senior Research Scientist, Oil-Dri Corporation of America
    The Effect of Water on Metals Removal During Renewable Diesel Pretreatment
  • Matthew Clingerman, Process Development Expert, Sulzer GTC
    Overcoming the Challenges of Triglyceride Pretreatment for Renewable Diesel & SAF
  • Chelsea Grimes, Global Strategic Marketing Manager, W.R. Grace & Co.
    Renewable Feedstock Pretreatment with Silica Adsorbents
  • Neal Williams, Research Engineer, Imerys
    Adsorbent for Renewable Diesel Feedstock Purification
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
101 Lobby
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Tracks
Track 1: Production and Operations

Effectively Utilizing Regular Testing Protocols to Ensure Plant Emissions Profiles are Within Permitted Limits
Room 101HI - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Pete Brown, Group Manager, Trihydro Corporation
  • Jordan Laster, Senior Vice President, Alliance Technical Group
    Effective Planning for Air Source Emissions Testing
  • Blake Ericson, Business Development, Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
    Crushing Compliance and Engineering Hurdles with Real-Time Emissions Testing
  • Bethany White, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates, Inc.
    CEMS or SEMS? When your CEMS becomes a “Sometimes” Emission Monitor
Track 1: Production and Operations

Best Practices in Plant Control III: How Pairing Data Capture and Process Automation Can Save Plant Teams Time and Money
Room 101FG - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Director, BBI International
  • Tyler Lind, Process Engineer, Fluid Quip Technologies
    Automation Strategies to Help the Labor Shortage
  • Carson Merkwan, Business Development Manager, Direct Companies
    Benefits of Leveraging Automation
  • Matt Moyer, Cognitive Solutions Business Development Manager, Samson Controls
    SAM GUARD Machine Learning Helps Bridge the Gaps Between Data and Predictive Maintenance
  • Dustin Kotrba, Partner, Christianson PLLP
    Great Data: Decision Making Made Easier
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

How to Educate, Empower and Inspire Your Plant Team to Achieve their Fullest Potential
Room 102ABC - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Moderator: Richard Weiner, Vice President, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Kristen Glasgow, Manager, K-Coe Isom, LLP
    Revamping Your Culture, Hiring Practices and How Your Current and Future Employees See You
  • Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson Benchmarking, LLC
    Strong Team, Strong Performance: The Ethanol Workforce in 2022
  • Janet Fisher, Enzyme Product Category Manager, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
    A Forum for Ethanol's Next Generation: RFA's Young Professionals Network
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Technologies Enabling Ethanol Producers to Maximize Corn Oil Capture Rates
Room 200DE - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Moderator: Maha Dakar, Chemical Engineer, KATZEN International
  • Pedro Pena, Lab and R&D Director, CTE Global Inc.
    Comprehensive Approach to Improve Corn Oil Yield
  • Christopher Gerken, Commercial Application Scientist, ICM, Inc.
    Maximizing Corn Oil Yield with FOT™ Oil Recovery
  • Bill Griffiths, Industry Manager, Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc.
    Five Reasons to Choose a Tricanter for Corn Oil Ethanol Recovery: A Case Study
  • Shrikant Rathi, Sr. General Manager - Business Americas, Praj Industries Ltd.
    Profit Maximisation with Product Diversification and Lowering the CI of Ethanol Plants
Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

Strategies and Technologies Available to Streamline and Optimize Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Production
Room 200BC - (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Moderator: Marco Marquez, Director of Hydrogen Business Development - Refining and Renewable Energy, MATHESON
  • Rudy Pruszko, President, Pruszko Consulting
    Solutions to your Biodiesel Production Problems
  • Chris Stine, Director of Project Management, Norwest Engineering
    Making Renewable Diesel Work with What You Have
  • Leslie McHenry, Applications Supervisor, XOS
    Biodiesel Sulfur Test Method Comparison and the Importance of Oxygen Correction for XRF
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