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Preconference: Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum


August 24, 2020 ~ Omaha, NE

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.

   Register: To Register, please call us at 866-746-8385.

General Registration

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

Forum Registration $495.00
Producer Rate $395.00

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

Register: To Register, please call us at 866-746-8385.


Monday, August 24

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
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
  • Additional Speaker To Be Announced
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 Networking Break
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 Networking Lunch
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 Presentation
  • Speaker To Be Announced
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
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
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Registered attendees to the Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

Register: To Register, please call us at 866-746-8385.

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