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Preconference: Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum


September 15, 2020

This day long forum is designed specifically for EHS professionals with a comprehensive look at the practices and disciplines necessary to keep a plant operating safely and within the environmental parameters established for it by permits, state and federal regulations. The agenda offers a sweeping look at everything from environmental and safety agency priorities to staff training and finally to energy and water sustainability.

Virtual Event Registration

Early Bird Rate
August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020

Producer Virtual Event Registration
Ethanol, Biodiesel, Advanced Biofuels/Biochemical, Cellulosic

Virtual Event Registration $395.00$495.00

Registration includes access to all preconference and co-located events.
If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.


Tuesday, September 15
*Central Standard Time zone

7:30 am – 4:30 pm Expo Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am Dedicated Expo Time
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome
  • Chandler Taylor, Vice President, Barr Engineering
8:40 am – 9:30 am EPA Region 5 and 7 Air Quality Priorities and Activities
  • Nathan Frank, Acting Region 5 Branch Chief Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement
  • Eric Sturm, Owner & Lead Consultant, Air Regulations Consulting LLC
    Five Important EPA Letters to Know Regarding the Clean Air Act in the Last Year
9:30 am – 10:00 am Aligning OSHA Priorities with the Top Health and Safety Challenges in Ethanol Manufacturing
  • De'aaron Arnold, Minnesota OSHA
10:00 am – 10:30 am Dedicated Expo Time
10:30 am – 11:00 am Presentation
  • Speaker To Be Announced
11:00 am – 11:30 am Inspect Yourself So You Can Correct Yourself
  • Jessica Buckley, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Energy and Water Sustainability of the U.S. Biofuel Industry
  • May Wu, Principal Environmental Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Dedicated Expo Time
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Understanding Water Pollutant Investigations and Properly Deploying Necessary Corrective Actions
  • Abby Morrisette, Environmental Engineer, Barr Engineering
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm State of the Art Ethanol Plant Stack Testing Protocols
  • Dan Despen, President, Interpoll Laboratories
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Current Status of Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program Compliance in the Ethanol Industry
  • Shawn Zablocki, Owner, Z2 Safety Solutions LLC
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Dedicated Expo Time
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Deploying State of the Art LDAR for Best-in-Class Plant Tank Inspections
  • Collin Sheffied, President, Bloc Environmental Solutions
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: Leveraging the Best EH&S Thinking Inside Your Operation to Guarantee Employee Safety and Environmental Compliance
Moderator: Chandler Taylor, Vice President, Barr Engineering
  • Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
  • Katie Hill Brandt, Senior Analyst, Merjent
  • Steve Schleicher, Vice President Renewable Services, Pinnacle Engineering
4:30 pm Adjourn

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